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A starry night

After twenty-nine years of visual and photographic observing, I think it is time to share a bit of what I know about the sky. I do not know as much as some of my contemporaries in the hobby, but we will give it a go.

If you can see the sky, you can join me on this journey. All you need is your eyes and a little bit of an imagination to link the stars into the patterns that our  ancestors invented long before the advent of radio, TV, and the internet. If you have a pair of binoculars, the journey gets even better. A telescope and we can go deep into the universe!  I will be posting tours and observations in this blog that you repeat at your leisure. I may throw in some spaceflight into the mix to keep things interesting along with some historical stuff from the history of astronomy. Lets go observing!

Next: A celestial camping trip….

  • Mouse double click April 19, 2014
    Does anyone have or had a problem with your mouse double clicking ? It's a real pain it the ass. I down loaded a fix it program that seems to help 90% of the time but it still happens sometimes, does it ever stop ?
  • Cell Phone 'Kill switch' April 18, 2014
    'Kill switch' may be standard on U.S. phones in 2015   Saw this one linked to through Epic Times. It's an interesting concept and I understand the idea / intent for it. Still, as with any tech, there's potential for abuse and other problems.    Link to article with video: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/16/tech/mobile/ctia-phone-kill-switch/in […]
  • Jupiter Ascendimg (2014) April 18, 2014
    The Wachowskis Channing Tatum Mila KunisSet in the future where gods rule over humans, Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) is an unlucky Russian immigrant who cleans toilets for a living. She encounters Caine (Channing Tatum), an interplanetary warrior whom the King of the Universe sent to kill Jupiter. Caine tells Jupiter that the stars were pointing to an extraordi […]
  • Google buys Titan, makes solar "atmospheric satellite" drones April 17, 2014
    They outbid Facebook. As soon as the deal was announced Titan's homepage went black, save for an announcement of the purchase.http://titanaerospace.comhttp://www.businessinsider.com/google-buys-drone-company-titan-aerospace-2014-4 Google Buys Drone Company Titan Aerospace Google has acquired drone maker Titan Aerospace, the Wall Street Journal reports. […]
  • New Godzilla April 16, 2014
    New Godzilla movie coming out in Spring 2014.  It actually looks pretty good and has some decent actors in it.  We know one thing, it can't be worse than the last one with Matthew Broderick.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjKO10hKtYw