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, August 30, 2019

Angular Momentum and Dark Matter in stars and black holes; Using Python for dark matter satellites or baseballs orbits

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well this week we return to angular momentum and the interaction of dark matter and even consider throwing a satellite or baseball made out of dark matter and watching how it flies.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Have optical and radio counterparts to first observed merger of a Neutron Star and Black Hole by LIGO (S190814bv) finally been detected?

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Well ever since the first reported merger of a neutron star and a black hole, LIGO gravitational wave event (S190814bv), was reported on August 14, 2019, we have been waiting for confirmation by all the other observatories that slewed to possible locations of the event.  Well,

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

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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?

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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

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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.