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, July 27, 2020

As comet NEOWISE fades, we have a sunspot as consolation; Boca Chica battens down before Hanna; Reviewing Clinical Immunology; Revised Definition of Life; QFT on the patio and a for better or worse perspective!

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well as comet NEOWISE C/2020 F3 continues to fade, currently at magnitude 4.8, the sun offers a consolation prize with a sunspot.  For the rest of the week we have comments about mostly online activities.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Friday, July 17, 2020

Hooray, captured the nighttime view of NEOWISE C/2020 F3! Wow, watch out for the Snake (B72)! Hubble and Atacama Cosmology Telescope; David Halperin on UFOs

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, this week has been mostly preoccupied with finding comet NEOWISE in the evening sky. After getting some success there we will move on to some other OCA images and review some other astronomy news and comment on a UFO book.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Hooray, captured some Comet NEOWISE C/2020 F3 images; More COVID conversations from NAM; Physics and a Serious Man?

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, this week we had some success, first of all getting up early in the morning, and then capturing some images of the comet.

Friday, July 10, 2020

More on masks and restaurants and asymptomatic spread of COVID-19; Comments from the NASA Lunar Science Workshop

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, while we wait for good early morning comet observing opportunities, we return to masks and asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 and shutdown of some restaurants, and finish up with some comments from NASA online Lunar Science Workshop.

Monday, July 6, 2020

ISS Solar Transit; ISS Lunar Transit; Blast from Past -- Plane Transiting the Moon; Penumbral Lunar Eclipse; Margaritas on the Patio

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well this week we have had to remember the throwing of the King, on this 4th of July celebration from our burrows, even though there were many private (mostly illegal, but quite impressive) fireworks displays in the area, but we also had several opportunities to look up at the sun and the moon.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Consciousness and Lagrangians; Hypatia and Library of Alexandria; Re-insurance for pandemics and existential risks; More SpaceX news; Sanity at the lake

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, I stared off this week with more wondering and anxiety about our life from our burrows.  How best are we to cope with the pandemic and other existential risks?