Observing with Street Lights

Observing with Street Lights
Dark sky sites not always necessary to see the Milky Way (This image was taken ouside of a B&B in Julian, CA)

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Blasts from the past! MEPAG 2022; May Planetary Alignment; Hooray, Sgr* Black Hole Image! May Lunar Eclipse; AbSciCon2022; Ukraine; Why?

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, here we are already in May, and even though we have lots of conferences and observations to go over, my Ipad reminded me of several images from the past, so let's first begin with a sample of those.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Wow, large sunspots today; April APS and Higher precision CMB measurements; AbSciCon22; CPA; Neutrinos; Weighing the W Boson; Interference pattern on the patio?

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, this week we comment on the recent April APS meeting and other online presentations and published results.  In addition, the forecast of sunspot activity, called for taking the flimsy tripod outside and looking at the sun.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Hooray, Astronomer Assistant Willow Returns! Playing football with Jack; Tempting Marilyn; JWST diffraction spikes; Low Cost Science Missions; Starship fairing size compared with Ariane 5 First 10,000 days on Mars

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, we were excited to discover that Astronomer Assistant Willow returned to the observatory.  We also report on a little travel to northern California and some other online space related news,

Monday, March 14, 2022

Astronomer Assistant Willow Goes Missing; Trying to get my head around some lectures; Are imaginary numbers necessary for QM? Dynamic Kinetic Stability at APS March 2022 Meeting

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, we are finally back into March and April APS meetings and we will review one lecture from there and also comment about imaginary numbers, but first must mention