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)

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Consciousness and Lagrangians; Hypatia and Library of Alexandria; Re-insurance for pandemics and existential risks; More SpaceX news; Sanity at the lake

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, I stared off this week with more wondering and anxiety about our life from our burrows.  How best are we to cope with the pandemic and other existential risks?

Friday, June 26, 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020

Trying to do QFT with another textbook; The noble mask lie! Where are all of the solar system probes? SETI and search for favorite asteroids; More Boca Chica views and SpaceX news; What color do you see?

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well I haven't been out for any astronomical observing for this whole week and so can only comment on ongoing physicist wannabe activities and on some of the online meetings and space news.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Beautiful Falcon 9 launch; More Starship news; Online OCA and SAS conferences; Physics and beauty and math and depression; Rise and Wine!

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well we were out early this morning (4:06 am) to see if the latest batch of Starlinks was going to be visible, but those darn high, thin clouds got in the way, so we have to wait for another day, but today we can still report on other SpaceX and physics news.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Hey, the sun has some spots now; Why is the universe so smooth? Falcon 9 booster on barge; Ways of making Starlinks darker; Hooray, the sunspot is visible! Fun at the beach, finally!

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, the sun has woken up a bit and has a visible sunspot, so when the clouds thin out let's take a look, but while we wait we can report on other astronomy news, until, hooray, the clouds depart!  Here is the screenshot from the iPhone app SoHO showing the now visible sunspot.