Parthenon and Planets

I always complain that others around the world have better foregrounds…various ruins, temples, you name it.  So this week’s conjunction of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter motivated me to try to work with our local Greek temple, the Parthenon.  A … Continue reading

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Did I mention pretty?

Of the many reasons to watch the dance of the stars and the planets, possibly the oldest is the simplest….it’s just darn pretty. What with afternoon rain and then cooling temperatures, it was too soggy to hold the Messier Marathon … Continue reading

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Five Planets, One Night

The strong thunderstorms of March 2 were propelled by a strong cold front…which left us with lovely clear sky on Saturday March 3.  Mercury was only two days from maximum elongation…as far away from the Sun as it gets in … Continue reading

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Weather and then some

March roared in.  Eighty degrees on March 2, and anytime that happens you look out for storms.  Weather guys got so excited almost all the schools and the State government closed at noon!  Our schools stayed open, they just begged … Continue reading

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