A couple of days after NEAF, the skies cleared for most of a week. Pretty nice! And about friggin’ time! (This is because from November through March, the weather here in New York just simply sucks for observing.) My first night out, Jupiter was riding nice and high and gorgeous as ever. But, but . . . […]Read more "April 27, 2016: 5th Moon of Jupiter? 42nd Messier; No-Detail Mars; and A New Season of Outreach"
As I posted a few weeks ago here, I questioned the recent discovery of gravitational waves. Oh, not in the sense that I was questioning whether there was anything incorrect about their discovery, whatsoever – I remain as certain as certain can be that the data is entirely correct, and that they have discovered them. No, […]Read more "April 19, 2016: Science! and Vixen!"
Well, another year has come and gone, and since we astronomers mark the passage of years by the coming of astro-conferences, that means that NEAF is here! I returned to NEAF after having gone last year, and much of it was the same. I’d say about 90% of the booths were the same as last […]Read more "April 14, 2016: NEAF 2016!"
I recently met up with a very old friend, Scott, whom I’d lost touch with for quite some time. Actually, in point of fact, Scott is my oldest friend. Me and him go waaaay on back to the Bicentennial, if you can believe it – 40 years. After catching up with him and meeting his […]Read more "March 31, 2016: Old friends and Jupiter (natch)"