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)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Upcomig APS and Mars Conferences; The Far Side of the Moon; CHIME and Fast Radio Bursts; Eurkeka moment and the Multii-Worlds Interpretation; Quintessence

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well we are still trying to recover from the cold/flu acquired during our late nights in Fairbanks, so though the nights have been somewhat clear of clouds, this week has been full of quiet rest and sometimes paging through the stacks of newly arrived science journals.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Last attempt to see the northern lights before flight from Fairbanks; OC Super Moon peeks through clouds; The Sun has a Spot! Where will you watch the 2020 total solar eclipse?

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, as readers of the March 18 will recall, the weather forecast for our final day in Fairbanks, Alaska, showed some mostly cloudy skies from 1:00 AM to about 7:00 AM, and this would be the last chance we would have to see any northern lights.  So just before going to the airport, we

Monday, March 18, 2019

Final days in Fairbanks; Trans Alaska Pipeline; Dogs and Dog sled races and ride; Ice Sculptures, Museums and Martinis

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well we are coming down to our final days in Fairbanks and the search for the northern lights is just that, more searching, with little success due to the clouds.  But we have had a lot of fun seeing

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Going north to Fairbanks, Alaska; Aurora forecast looks good; Martinis look good; Darn Clouds; Physics with your cat!

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well it is finally time to fly up north to Alaska and continue searching for the northern lights.  From OC to Seattle the snow covered mountain ranges provided a beautiful view from the airplane window.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Emergent Multiverse; Get your Lagrangians down pat; Keeping up with daylight saving time; Jocelyn Bell Burnell on Discovery of Pulsars

Greetings from Palmia Observatory,

Well we are busy packing our bags for our upcoming Alaska adventure, but we have some further comments on a foundation of quantum physics book and a neat article on white dwarf cooking and crystallization and on the 2019 UCI Reines Lecture.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Apollo 11 Documentary; Some comments from the Philosophy of Dark Energy Workshop; Chameleon and Fifth Forces? Cloudy forecast for our search for northern lights in Fairbanks Alaska

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well we are starting to pack our bags for our journey to search for the northern lights in Fairbanks, Alaska, but the weather forecast is looking a bit troublesome.  But in the meantime, we can make a documentary movie recommendation and make some comments from our attendance at the Philosophy of Dark Energy Workshop.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Philosophy of Dark Energy; Going to Fairbanks, cloudy or not; Making measuremens of The Epoch of Reionization; Breakfast with Differential Geometry, Singularities, Soap Bubbles and Black Holes

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well this week we attended two interesting lectures, which sparked some more investigative work, but before getting into that we should check the calendar for upcoming events.