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, August 25, 2019

Safe journey to Mars with Mod Ring?; Spin rate of gas giants and angular momentum transfer; Supergravity and physics breakthrough prize; Night out under the stars with Kenny G and Jupiter

Greetings from Palmia Observatory


Well this week we can report on a space habitat presentation and review some planet rotation rates and finish with some supergravity and Kenny G and saxophone under the stars.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Planning for dark skies and glacier in Great Basin National Park; Peering into the dark ages with radio arrays; Revisiting "Gravitation" by MTW

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well this week started off with consideration of travelling to the Great Basin National Park (GBNP) to do some dark, really dark, sky observing and have fun in the park too!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Moon misses Jupiter and we miss the Perseids; New observations of supernovas or unnovas; What escapes from the lunar surface at about 4 grams per square cm per billion years?

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, some of you are probably waiting to spot the Perseid Meteor showers, but they tend to come to late for me, so I have just been watching the Moon move across the sky as if it might just bump into Jupiter.  But of course it just misses it as shown in this Sky Safari Pro screenshot and then moves further and further away.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Time Travel, UFOs and Closed Timelike Curves, The bar (at the hotel) and the center of the galaxy; Dark stars and supermassive black holes; Looking at Jupiter and moons

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well after attending the 2019 UFO Symposium, as described in last week's blog post, I had to look up some more of the details of closed time like curves (CTC) and time travel.  Now where better to begin that study than at the Hotel Irvine bar, since that was open at the end of the symposium.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

MEPAG: Mars needs civil engineers; Evolution of puppy eyes; Our variable sun; 2019 UFO Symposium and Field Investigations

Greetings from Palmia Observatory,


Well this been another very busy week and I have been worn out by the confluence of conferences and workshops that just happened in the weeks following our trip to Chile for the solar eclipse. After the Ninth International Mars Conference we had the co-located meeting of the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) and the 2019 International UFO Symposium.