Sunday, May 27, 2012

(Almost) Sunless Day at the Beach

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On May 20th I went up north to try to catch the annular eclipse. Since the eclipse was to start after 4:00 PM we set out at 9:00 AM for the seven hour drive to Lake Tahoe. The GPS was quite confused at first but we headed up the 395 looking for wildflowers and gawking at geology. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Got 10 Minutes?

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Just about everyone has a story. And you have, right now, an opportunity to tell it. The Tehachapi Community Theatre Playwright's Festival is entering it's first phase. This is the ten minute play festival that has been going on for the past three years. This year the festival is expanding to two weekends. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sunspot 1476

Right now on the Sun is a huge sunspot. This one is designated 1476. Using an inexpensive Tasco Telescope with a solar projection attachement I've gotten an image of the sunspot. (Don't ever look at the sun through a telescope, or even a camera without the correct filters. And if you don't know they are the correct ones they aren't.)

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