I was scheduled assist at Cline Observatory this past Friday,. Clouds kept us from opening the dome, but here’s a brief glimpse into what we had planned: Jupiter mag -1.3, 5.9 AU (51 Light Minutes) NGC 5897 (GC) mag 8.6, 12.1 kpc, receding at 10 km/s, arc of three 8th mag stars Alpha Librae … More Observing plan for Friday, August 11
What I Learned From Brian Greene This Summer I enjoy watching Brian Green on Colbert or sparring with Richard Dawkins. Several years ago I read his book “The Elegant Universe.” His way of presenting and explaining concepts was easy on the physics jargon and abundant in the joy. I got a paperback copy of Greene’s … More What I Learned From Brian Greene This Summer
Go to the pull-down-menu “Want to Show Support?” on my blog homepage, click that you “like” the page, click on one or more of the causes listed, then contribute. That will show how much you value the astronomy content I provide. I thank all of you for choosing to read some of my thoughts and … More What’s this “show support” all about?