@erg010 and @mettelballs1 Dominate the Current Events Quiz

  Leaderboard posted on May 28, 2018 5/21 Winners Current Events:   Number of correct answers @erg010 two @mettleballs1 two @tiki one @DadoWorld7 one @Saloonatic one Winners who make a contribution in the next 30 days to one of the charities listed on my blog will have their gift matched, up to $100. You can find … More @erg010 and @mettelballs1 Dominate the Current Events Quiz

Observatory Plans for Friday, May 25, 208

Featuring: The Moon…Tycho Crater I will arrive sometime before 8:30. Venus sets around 11 pm -3.42 mag, 82% illuminated, 1.3 AU away   Mariner in 1962, Venus Express in 2005 orbiter studying the atmosphere, plasma environment, and surface of Venus Delta (Δ Gem) Wasat: colorful double yellow and Red 6” separation 5 mag and 8.5, … More Observatory Plans for Friday, May 25, 208

Is the Earth Flat?

For this experiment you’ll need to take two measurements at least 250 km (a little more than 150 miles) due north or south of each other. You will make a couple of observations, take some measurements, use some math, and discover if the surface of the Earth is curved, and, if so, by how much. … More Is the Earth Flat?

“Science lies not in the facts themselves but in their arrangement.”

Miss Leavitt’s Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who discovered How to Measure the Universe   By George Johnson Atlas Books, 2005   One night at the observatory a voice in the dark asked “How do I reconcile the information that the Andromeda Galaxy is 2 million light years away with the growing number … More “Science lies not in the facts themselves but in their arrangement.”