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, September 9, 2020

Another chance to catch the Starlink string of pearls; Alternate career paths to fusion energy; Ursula Andress; Exploding Guacamole and undersea observatories

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, smoke and ash filled skies give us a red Martian landscape look, but the clouds are expected to clear away for a chance to again see the latest Starlink "string of pearls."

Monday, September 7, 2020

Virtual Humans To Mars Summit; Landing the heavier human bearing spacecraft is difficult; LIving off the land with ISRU; Schrodinger's Wine

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well here we are trying to summarize the other half of a week's worth of online conferences that occurred at the very same time.  Last time we did the LISA XIII Symposium and this time we report on the Humans To Mars Summit, August 31 - September 3, 2020.  It is easy thinking about living on Mars, especially right now because of fires in nearby mountains the sunlight coming through the clouds takes on a definite reddish tint.

Friday, September 4, 2020

LISA Symposium XIII; LISA Noise Sources and Telescope Requirements; Multi-messenger Astronomy with GW and EM from Binary White Dwarfs

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well this week has been a busy, over scheduled week of two online conferences, which both occurred at the same time of the day.