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)

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Venus and Mars almost on top of each other; Quantum Computing Meetup; Hooray, used Qsikit and Python to perform first quantum computing simulation example!

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well we are back from Iceland and slowing getting off cruise ship thinking about how staff members should just jump at our command and bring martinis, etc., so now we need to start looking up at the darker night sky here in in OC and begin our introductory study of quantum computing.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Fun in and around Icelandic fjords and waterfalls; Yeah, Puffins; Bright skies even at 1:00 am; Horizon photo might be Fata Morgana illusion; Volcano still going; Wood carving by Icelandic artisan

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, it seems so short now, but our week long cruise around Iceland has come and gone.  We had a marvelous time and we wondered if we might see the active volcano, Gerlingadalur, but couldn't fit it into our schedule, but the volcanic plume was visible on our bus ride from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Why is Gmail picking on me? Heading to Iceland; Looking at the sun with H-alpha; Primordial magnetism; Boca Chica views; Limited Space with Frank and Ernest; UAP Humor and more?

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well part of our work this week is getting website email alerts set up and transferred to the groups.io site, in lieu of more restrictions by Gmail.  More of and more of observatory email alerts are being prevented from being delivered.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Moon setting and rising on the horizon; Drawworks arrive in Boca Chica; Space Elevator at ISDC 2021; Amateur Spectroscopy tutorial at next AAVSO meeting; Let's go to Antarctica in 2022!

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well ever since being reminded of the moon rising over the lighthouse, as discussed in the June 22 post, we have been looking for similar situations to show the apparent size of the moon and now have had some modest success. Also a part of our email housekeeping chore, you can now sign up for new website posts when they are released at: Palmiaobservatory+subscribe@groups.io