Monthly Archives: May 2017

Ashes to Ashes

A break from the astronomy–though last evening offered really good seeing and high transparency, and I had the best views I’ve ever had of Jupiter and of M13. The ash trees are dying. All of them. Everywhere. On this continent. … Continue reading

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Of Pocket Cameras

Even overexposed and blurred by the movement of about one second of arc, it’s fun to share a picture of Jupiter and its moons. Very improvised setup, just an old Canon pocket camera put up to the eyepiece (for the … Continue reading

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Pre-Concert Talk

On Monday, May 8, I’ll be giving a pre-concert talk at NYU. Admission is free and the venue is close to several subways. The program contains student works and a performance of Dvorak’s Symphony no, 9 in E minor, opus … Continue reading

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