Humans in space

There was a particularly ignorant rant somewhere about the upcoming 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first orbital flight.   To the effect of humans in space is just a stunt, costs money, risks lives, why should we bother, etc.  What a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Humans in space

More Supermoon madness

Sometimes I get the camera out, although the full moon is not a very rare event.  You wouldn’t know that from the silliness in the press.  Still, here is the recent “supermoon” So….how would you know it’s the ‘Supermoon’? Well…..you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on More Supermoon madness

Super moon struck

Honestly, why do we all love disasters?  Don’t enough things go wrong for all of us that we wish for really really big problems?  Lately, we have a run on end-of-the-worlds. I’m going to get out my +3 mace of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Super moon struck

Last times

As Bob Berman noted in a recent Astronomy magazine editorial, the night sky has a way of reminding us of our mortality.  Things happen that we know as we watch them that we will never see again.  The upcoming Transit … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Last times