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Protected: A Typical Piano Lesson Day

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Prime Dates

Starting tomorrow, we have six all-prime dates left in 2017. After that, the next year that will be a prime number will be 2027. The dates are November 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, and 29. All numbers in the date … Continue reading

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New Toys, and Rain

The mailman has been busy here. I’ve received my Orion mount extender, and once again I can stand more or less upright while viewing the heavens. One big demerit for this fine product is that it comes with NO INSTRUCTIONS. … Continue reading

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The Family Scientist

It’s true–I’m the family scientist, at least by temperament and inclination, hobbies and enduring passions. (Let me add–surprisingly for a religious believer, perhaps–my outlook on life.) I speak both of my biological family, and my family. The only thing I … Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad, and the Damn Annoying

It turned ridiculously cold, so my early experiences with this new telescope involved kneeling on an icy patio in a down parka.  But there’s much more to the transition to a new telescope than that. Three big things have come … Continue reading

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Last Light

Last evening, and again in the wee hours of this morning, I gave my no-longer-new Meade reflector its “last light.” I don’t intend to use it again; it is destined to be packed up today and donated.  For many reasons, … Continue reading

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February Stars

No school today, so I could stay up and watch Algol reach minimum light last evening. The time was right, the skies were clear, no moon, perfect. . Algol is a star in Perseus; it represents one of the eyes … Continue reading

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Clusters

I’m gaining confidence in my telescope use. I’m getting past the sense of being overwhelmed by the night sky, and becoming more pragmatic, more oriented toward simple goals. I’ve more or less given up on a really good polar alignment, … Continue reading

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Astronomy Update

In January, I published a set of posts about my lifelong passion for astronomy– a passion never properly nourished, but that’s a long story. One way or another, it’s been an unacknowledged part of most of my life. I suspect … Continue reading

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Aldebaran and Clouds

                . The telescope arrived in good condition late on Friday. On Saturday, I had it assembled…and it was very clouded over, so I studied and read and tried to get my mind … Continue reading

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