Lunar occultations of stars help us better understand the shape of the lunar profile. These observations can also help us detect double stars and measure their separations. Amateur astronomers can make the easy observations and timings, and we have a good occultation coming up in a few days. On the evening of Sunday, November 5, … More A Great Activity for Amateur Astronomers
Congratulations to Werner Engelbrecht (@ werriesengel) for taking the lead in our Trivia Contest on Periscope Periscope name 16-Oct 23-Oct Total Points werriesangel 3 3 ATAO94 2 2 Fungus 91 2 2 Lime Sherbert2 2 2 Captain Deltron 2 2 brewbug 1 1 Loopfunction 1 1 speear40 1 1 mecandy 1 1 jayrocc 1 1 … More Planets of Our Solar System
My Monday periscope broadcasts include a trivia game of about ten questions. After I say the question for the first time, the first correct answer I see wins a point for the viewer. Yes, I know some viewers have delays in their network, but this is just for fun anyway, right? (Fun and eternal glory) … More Astronomy Trivia Leader Board
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, Harper Collins Publishers, 2016; 346 pages If you haven’t seen the movie “Hidden Figures,” I strongly recommend it. The book does not have the glamour of Hollywood, but it tells a wonderful story long unseen. Reading this reminds me that wonderful things are happening all around us that no … More “I was just doing my job.”
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