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)

Monday, March 1, 2021

Vaccine effectiveness and timeline; Learn about vaccines with Ninja Nerd; Having fun with Python and big numbers of mRNA; Is Tritium or Carbon-14 a Betavoltaics good for energy storage?

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, we didn't get any nighttime observing done this week and we were mostly preoccupied with wondering about the effectiveness of the 2nd COVID-19 vaccine shot.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Hooray, Resident Astronomer gets 2nd vaccine shot; Great video of Perseverance landing on Mars; Some comments on the AAS Habitable Worlds 2021 conference

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Hooray, this week we finally received our 2nd vaccine shot.  Resident Astronomer Peggy will get her 2nd shot next week.  In the meantime, we watched some great video of Perseverance landing on Mars and sat in on the online AAS Habitable Worlds conference and can provide some brief comments.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Monday, February 15, 2021

Starlinks seen, with naked eyeballs, moving across the sky; Upcoming Starklink rocket launches; Perseverence Rover to land on Mars on Feb 18

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, this week's prediction by Heavens-Above, showed good observational opportunity of Starlinks in the OC area from 5:32 to 5:37 am, Feb 14.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Blast from the past with Falcon Heavy! Upcoming possible Starlinks observation; Finally tried Einsteinpy to calculate Christoffel symbols; Offshore Nuclear Power Plants?

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well my social media site reminds me of past events and this time was when we were at Kennedy Space Center for the first launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy with Starman aboard Elon's red Tesla.