Thursday, January 22, 2015

Upside Down Iceberg

An upside down Iceberg is an amazing site.

Free Kindle Book and Giveaway

Promo Flyer January 22

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Viewing Comet Lovejoy

We finally got a chance to take advantage of the clear, moonless skies to have a look at Comet Lovejoy! Farra, Atira, Kaleesha joined me at the scope and it was quite a view. Fantastic I'd say. We also had a look at a few objects that Farra had not had a chance to see yet: the Andromeda Galaxy, Orion Nebula and the Starfish Cluster.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Goodbye Talula

My sweet buddy and best friend of 15 years on her last day. Thanks for the good times Talula. I'll never look at a green tennis ball without thinking of you.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Homeschool Star Party

Wow. Just had a crowd of homeschool families from Poplar Bluff over for a star party. Denny manned the telescope, Farra helped guide the way up and down the path in the dark, Atira and Seth helped me in the house, making popcorn and hot cocoa and directing folks to the bathroom. I also quizzed the kids when they came in about what Denny had shown them. A wee bit hectic overall, as there were more than we were expecting, but quite a fun way to spend a winter's evening.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Little Brook has begun learning math!

Little's been showing an interest in math recently so we're getting her started! One of the many pleasures of homeschooling is being an active part of the learning process for curious and eager minds. Fantastic.

A Busy Place

This was the floor of my office this morning. How am I supposed to get anything done? This is the benefit of working from a home office.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Ultra High Res Portrait of the Andromeda Galaxy

Want to really have your mind blown? Really and truly? Read this and take a long close look at these images. And remember , this is just one galaxy of hundreds of billions in the observable Universe. Andromeda: Hubble mosaic 100 Megapixel portrait of the spiral galaxy.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Star Trek and Humanity

Ha! I just brought up Star Trek in a discussion the other day and came across this today. Star Trek: The Next Generation In 40 Hours — Medium

And this is why I love the NG:

"Our heroes fly around on a 1,000-person spaceship run by Starfleet, which is Earth’s peacekeeping/military organization. Earth, along with a bunch of alien planets, is part of the United Federation of Planets (The Federation) which is a like a space U.N., devoted to universal liberty, rights, equality, sharing knowledge, and exploring the galaxy.

In the world of Star Trek, hunger and poverty have been eliminated. Energy comes from matter-antimatter reactors (or something). Food is created instantly in replicators. Humanity has dedicated itself to exploration and self-improvement."