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June 27, 2007

To track, or not to track, THAT is the question

Well, it's my question, at least for the moment. Last night I did another test run to the Audubon sanctuary, thinking about the type of public programs I might do there and at Horseneck campground. This time I brought an...
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June 26, 2007

A symbiotic southern exposure, new gigs, and some sidewalk astronomy

I've spent a little time lately exploring nearby sites that would give me the good southern exposure I lack at Driftway Observatory. Yesterday I found one that's near perfect, ended up doing a little sidewalk astronomy in the process, and...
Posted by Greg Stone at 06:37 AM
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June 20, 2007

Wow! Some things catch me way off balance . . .

. . . and that's good! I don't get too excited about seeing satellites - in fact they can become a bit of a nuisance - but I found my jaw dropping a few moments ago as Bren and I...
Posted by Greg Stone at 09:30 PM
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Time the moon, or moon it - chase those illusions away!

At the June meeting of the Prime Time program Michael Twomey gave a report on the complex and puzzling phenomena of the moon illusion where the moon appears so large in the sky near the horizon, yet we know it...
Posted by Greg Stone at 09:25 PM
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June 16, 2007

NLCs - be on the alert!

Spacewetsher.com reports that we should be on the alert for NLCs - noctilucent clouds - over the next few days. OK. I will be. I have never knowingly seen one. If you don't have a clue what they are -...
Posted by Greg Stone at 07:55 AM
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June 15, 2007

Size 'em up!

Dave Buhrman just sent me a wonderful link to a site that does an excellent job of comparing the sizes of the planets, Sun, and other stars. Of course anyone can do this - but not everyone can do it...
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What's newest in Rapt in Awe (The 10 most recent entries)

  • To track, or not to track, THAT is the question

  • A symbiotic southern exposure, new gigs, and some sidewalk astronomy

  • Wow! Some things catch me way off balance . . .

  • Time the moon, or moon it - chase those illusions away!

  • NLCs - be on the alert!

  • Size 'em up!
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