I told you…

…to look up!  Nice overhead pass of the ISS tonight, maybe somebody looked down and saw Nashville while we were looking up at them. If you have trouble seeing the constellations, Cygnus and Cassiopeia are marked in this one Now, … Continue reading

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The Moons of 2011

Large and small, the two size extremes of the Moon.  The perigee Moon of March and the apogee Moon of October.  Looking at the sky you’d not see the difference, but side by side you can. Moon is waning now, … Continue reading

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Atlantis: the last shuttle launch

(note: started this in August, been keeping too busy to stay awake at night and finish!) If you had told me 30 years ago that I would cheerfully spend the night in a dockside park, in a drizzling rain, with … Continue reading

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