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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….

  • cable box question March 2, 2015
    I suppose I should call my cable provider with this question but most of the reps you get on the phone are usualy clueless. My box locked up on me today when I chaged the channel & I couldn't get it to unlock, I couldn't even turn the power off.  I had to pull the […]
  • So I actually bought a Microsoft product. March 2, 2015
    [GASP!] From Microsoft. Willingly.For a limited time, Microsoft is selling the HP Stream 7 Signature Edition for $79 on their site.It's a "real computer" with a quad-core 1.8Ghz Atom processor, a 7" IPS screen @ 1280x800, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 32GB of onboard flash, running full-blown Windows 8.1 [GACK!]It also comes with an Office365 license (worth […]
  • HyperLoop - the plan February 28, 2015
    HyperLoop blog at tesla.com....HyperLoop Alpha PDF (long analysis)....Previously Elon Musk said he wanted to lay out the plan and let others run with the ball, but in a teleconference today he now says he would like to build the "demonstration article."In the PDF he addresses overcoming the Kantrowitz Limit, the speed limit imposed on the […]
  • Lucifer (2016?: Warner/DC/Fox TV) February 28, 2015
    This could be good, and Tom Ellis is a good choice.http://tvline.com/2015/02/27/lucifer-tom-ellis-tv-show-fox-cast-dc-comics/ In Lucifer, the Welsh actor best known stateside for his role as Once Upon a Times first Robin Hood and as the star of USA Networks short-lived medical series Rush will play the Lord of Hell, who abdicates his throne and kingdom to make […]
  • Supergirl (CBS / Warner) [also: Titans & Lucifer] February 28, 2015
    Follow the links for Titans (Nightwing's Teen Titans team) and Lucifer (he quits Hell to run a lounge bar)http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/09/19/supergirl-cbs-berlanti-adler-wb/ WBs Supergirl lands at CBS CBS has given a series commitment to Warner Bros. TVs Supergirl, EW has learned. Based on the DC Comics character, the drama tells the story of Kara Zor-El, who was born […]