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Introduction to Scientific Inquiry Big Idea: The night sky can present many patterns and rhythms to the astronomer. In pre-technological times, everyone was aware of the nighttime sky. We can share the beauty of the star-filled night sky with family and friends. Use Uncle Al’s Star Wheel with RA and Dec noted on sky map … More The Nighttime Sky
Monday is just around the corner, and we are on our way to the path of totality. I’m scheduled to speak at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia Monday from 12:30 to 1:00. I hope to broadcast that live on Periscope. So I’ve got my talk stuff in one bag. The during the eclipse … More Total Eclipse: Here we come!
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?