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)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Free online cosmology course and photo to quiz your own understanding

This is just a quick and perhaps late reminder to check out the triple moon transit tonight, Friday about 8 PM PST onward, on Jupiter.  This does not happen very often and should be great (unless the Santa Ana's really pick up).

Also having just completed the
weekly quiz for the 2nd week of the Coursera free, online Cosmology course, it strikes me that we all should take a quiz.
Ready, here we go:

Examine the photo image below and select the correct multiple choice question.  What is happening in the photo?

A).  Solar astronomer looks at the sun while keeping glare off of telescope camera
B). Astronomer up all night is taking a little nap
C). Astronomer, embarrassed because he can't find the sun, hides in shame
D). Astronomer taking a nap and dreaming of finding the sun and dancing solar flares
E). Amateur astronomer and retiree augmenting his income by testing burqas for opacity
Resident Astronomer under the hood of hydrogen alpha scope (Source: Palmia Observatory)
Resident Astronomer under the hood for solar observing (Source: Palmia Observatory)

Until next time,
Resident Astronomer George

If you are interested in things astronomical or in astrophysics and cosmology
Check out this blog at www.palmiaobservatory.com

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