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, June 30, 2021

Why is Gmail picking on me? Heading to Iceland; Looking at the sun with H-alpha; Primordial magnetism; Boca Chica views; Limited Space with Frank and Ernest; UAP Humor and more?

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well part of our work this week is getting website email alerts set up and transferred to the groups.io site, in lieu of more restrictions by Gmail.  More of and more of observatory email alerts are being prevented from being delivered.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Moon setting and rising on the horizon; Drawworks arrive in Boca Chica; Space Elevator at ISDC 2021; Amateur Spectroscopy tutorial at next AAVSO meeting; Let's go to Antarctica in 2022!

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well ever since being reminded of the moon rising over the lighthouse, as discussed in the June 22 post, we have been looking for similar situations to show the apparent size of the moon and now have had some modest success. Also a part of our email housekeeping chore, you can now sign up for new website posts when they are released at: Palmiaobservatory+subscribe@groups.io

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

View of full moon that is bigger than lighthouse; Can we use tall building, instead of lighthouse, in city views? Finding 14-story telescope pier; Entropy and Complexity vs. time

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well this week has mostly been happy and involved with more social activities as more and more restaurants and meeting places open up for real in person meetings.  Yeah!  In addition, we have commented about the recent annular solar eclipse and have been looking for some other full moon observing opportunities.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Not going to measure Mercury retrograde motion now; AAS 238th Meeting; Emily Levesque on Betelgeuse, The Last Stargazers and more; What are TZO's?

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well this week we elected not to travel back to the US east coast in an attempt to see the upcoming June 10 solar annular eclipse.  We also discovered that it was going to be nearly impossible to measure the retrograde motion of Mercury.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Too many clouds block view of Starlinks; Hume and epistemology and how we are able to know anything; Evidence of UFOs? Martin Harwit on potential coming end of astronomical observations?

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well the Heavens-Above prediction for the latest batch of Starlink satellites was for magnitude 2 visibility for May 30, but our old nemesis, the clouds turned the blue skies to black.