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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….

  • Shatner returning to Star Trek ? October 1, 2014
    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/09/30/william-shatner-ive-been-contacted-about-star-trek-3/?intcmp=features#
  • Arducorder - mini October 1, 2014
    Looks like the inventor took the interface of an I-Pod, threw everything else away and added LOTS of sensors.  I'd call this a Tri-corder, but that isn't doing it justice as it has many other functions than just three.  Check out the video   […]
  • Jupiter Ascending September 29, 2014
      The release was pushed to February just seven weeks before the scheduled July 16th release, the special effects from the Wachowski (Matrix) broth..(whoops - Lana AKA Larry is now a 'she') were not complete.   Looks spectacular.     […]
  • Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy is colonizing [Spike] TV September 28, 2014
    http://www.blastr.com/2014-9-24/kim-stanley-robinsons-acclaimed-mars-trilogy-colonizing-tv Kim Stanley Robinson's acclaimed Mars Trilogy is colonizing TV One of the most acclaimed science fiction sagas of the last 25 years is headed for adaptation. The Wrap reports that producer Vince Gerardis (Game of Thrones, FlashForward) has just landed a developmen […]
  • Brain to Brain Link Over Internet... It Worked! September 26, 2014
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140903105646.htm     Four healthy participants, aged 28 to 50, participated in the study. One of the four subjects was assigned to the brain-computer interface (BCI) branch and was the sender of the words; the other three were assigned to the computer-brain interface (CBI) branch of the experiments and received th […]