Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hip Pocket

You mentioned this publisher, Hippocketpress, and it reminds me of an experience I had.¬† There used to be pocketbooks, what maybe then were called paperbacks, and they sort of fit in a pocket. Some years back I was walking down … Continue reading

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The Stars Will Outshine Us

Like you, I read a fair bit, and sometimes a poem or piece of prose affects me, and I want to share it with others. Sometimes these pieces are even related to looking up, or space, or even equipment and … Continue reading

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Dew Heater for Telrad

I’ll be buying parts and making a dew heater for my Telrad in the next few days. Want me to make you one too? Here’s a pdf file with the instructions in case you’d rather make one yourself (scanned from … Continue reading

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CalSky

I’m still tinkering. I’ll keep varying the header and background photos because there are so many beautiful photos at the Hubble site. And I’ve added a few links that I intend to really use. For example, CalSky (which is not … Continue reading

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Today’s APotD reminded me of a book I want to recommend to you: Rare Earth: why complex life is uncommon in the Universe, by Peter D. Ward and Donald Brownlee (Copernicus, an imprint of Springer-Verlag, 2000). It’s full of interesting … Continue reading

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Dew heater

One of my problems using my telescope for long periods here in San Rafael is dew. I need to make a little heater for the Telrad to start. There’s an electronics parts store downtown I’ll visit tomorrow. (I know this … Continue reading

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Messier Marathons

I think March is a good month for marathons. ¬†There is one (a think split over two weekends because of the condition of the moon) this weekend and next in Alabama. One, maybe both of those weekends ought to be … Continue reading

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Sagittarius star cloud

The background is a tiled version of a Hubble photo of the Sagittarius star cloud. Copied on March 1, 2011 from: http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/entire/pr1998028d/large_web/ Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA) ~mfd

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Carina Nebula

I uploaded a cropped version of a Hubble Space Telescope photo of the Carina Nebula as a header theme. Southern hemisphere beauty, but when else will we see it? I copied it from this web page today, March 1, 2011: … Continue reading

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Hello, Mike

Okay, not very imaginative, but here it is.

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