Christmas Star

Jupiter - Saturn Conjunction, 2020 Every 20 years the planets of Jupiter and Saturn align themselves in the solar system, but not always visible from Earth. It was 800 years ago, about the time of the Magna Carta, that the two planets were aligned this close to Earth. The conjunction of the two planets was … Continue reading Christmas Star

Passau Fortress

Passau, the last major city in Germany on the Danube and known as the City of Three Rivers, is located at the confluence of the Inn, Danube and Ilz Rivers. During medieval times, Passau was a trade center for "white gold" (salt).  The area was ruled by powerful monarchs with strong ties to the Roman … Continue reading Passau Fortress