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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….

  • SCI-FI pet peeves September 20, 2014
    the "Revolution" thread got me thinking and rather than derail that thread, I started this one. What are some of the inconsistancies/errors/etc about popular (or not so popular) SCI-FI films and TV shows that just grind your gears? other than the terminator examples given and the entire premise of revolution... one that always bugged me is how Cade […]
  • Experts Trace Tainted Water to Leaky Wells, Not Fracking September 19, 2014
    Science 1, Docu-Fiction 0http://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/experts-trace-tainted-water-leaky-wells-not-fracking-n204061 Experts Trace Tainted Water to Leaky Wells, Not Fracking The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blame […]
  • Water based nuclear battery September 18, 2014
    This could be huge!   http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140916132519.htm     From cell phones to cars and flashlights, batteries play an important role in everyday life. Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency. Now, for the first time using a water-based solution, researchers at the Un […]
  • 'Hannibal' (Lecter) TV: (Will Graham casted) September 18, 2014
    http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/02/14/nbc-hannibal-series-order/Bryan Fuller’s ‘Hannibal’ gets NBC series orderWe were always bullish on this one. Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal project just got a direct-to-series order. NBC has picked up 13 episodes of the thriller TV series based on Thomas Harris’ classic cannibal serial killer.Logline: “One-hour contemporary thrille […]
  • MIT's robotic cheetah September 15, 2014
    Runs and Jumps untethered.   […]