Posts made in February, 2008


Want to get involved in taking data? Visiting with researchers? Getting others looking up? Here are some ways: The GLOBE at Night:  Starting Monday February 25, the GLOBE at Night program is asking everyone in the world (which would include you) to go out, look up, match how many stars they see in Orion with comparison charts available online, and then report their observations through their website.   This data will be...

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Searching for the Force


Posted By on Feb 23, 2008

According to a new National Geographic story (as quoted in slashdot, hat top to Scott M.) “CERN’s scientists, the fine people who brought us the W and Z particles, anti-hydrogen atoms and hyperlinked porn web pages, are now hard at work building the Large Hadron Collider to discover something even cooler: the Force. Yes, that Force. Or like physicists call it, the Higgs boson, a particle that carries a field which...

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More politically inspired songs


Posted By on Feb 22, 2008

This is not a discussion of politics. This is a discussion of the music and music videos inspired by politicians. Just saw this in YouTube. If you know of any other songs (we are sticking to the musical genre only!) about people actively running for president, forward and I will post. (For those who don’t get it, this is a parody of the video...

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Lunar Eclipse Photos


Posted By on Feb 21, 2008

I have to admit it: It was blisteringly cold and there were intermittent clouds and I missed the lunar eclipse. But, I still got to see it thanks to John S Gianforte of Blue Sky Observatory. He caught the images above (click for larger versions) using a Meade 127ED refractor at f/9 with a Canon 20Da DSLR. The sequence above was taken by Richard Drumm. Rich said the image was taken with a “Nikon D-70 at prime focus of an Orion...

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