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, May 26, 2021

Thursday, May 20, 2021

UFOs; Homemade triangular shaped lights in the sky; Bitcoin falls deeply after purchase; More on the saga of transferring Bitcoin to Digital Wallet; Blog commenting for a living: Enjoying outside!

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory,

Well, this week has been busy trying to follow some of the technical presentations of the 52nd meeting of the AAS Division of Dynamical Astronomy (DDA).  We hope to comment about that shortly, but in the meantime we can review the UFO news and review the ups and downs of the Bitcoin universe and the saga of transferring Bitcoin to a digital wallet on your smart phone.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Oh-oh, I finally bought some Bitcoin? Cryptocurrency needs more energy efficient mining; Waiting for Starship orbital flight path around the globe; Can Mars be terraformed now? Going from the Hamiltonian to creation operators in QFT

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory,

Well we are still mostly under cloudy skies and the DDA 52nd meeting is underway, but its been hard o abstract a blog comment from the mostly very technical sessions and it is not clear how to make a cogent summary now, so for now let's comment for now on other events in cryptocurrency, Starship orbital plans, terraforming Mars and end with a little QFT.

Friday, May 14, 2021

What is on the horizon in Iceland? Not Starlinks on this horizon in Israel! Still wanting to get back to busy Boca Chica; Some comments on cryptography, digital currency and hashing; Finding the right keyboard size for your smart watch?

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well the early morning skies have been cloudy and I am reluctant to set an alarm clock anyway in order to measure Mercury's retrograde motion, so let's just scan the internet for science type news.

Thursday, May 6, 2021