Archive | February, 2008

Lunar Eclipse Photos

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 […]

With a lever, I move the Earth

The other day, Astronomy Cast listener James S. sent us this really great question: “Give me a lever long enough, a fulcrum strong enough and I’ll move the world” –Archimedes No doubt both of you guys have heard the quote. My question is just how long of a lever would be needed, and where would […]