Monthly Archives: November 2011
Yesterday had Thanksgiving dinner with Phillip, and family. Before Phillip and wife Rebecca could serve a nice meal, they had to cook it. And to cook it, they had to be free of their never-stopping entropy-making always-grabbing young children, ages … Continue reading
Celebrated Caty’s birthday by going to the San Diego Zoo. She is now three years old.
Yesterday (Saturday) ate lunch at Besta Wan Pizza House in Cardiff by the Sea. Liked the local one-of-a-kind aspect of it, with a great collection of quirky knick-knacks on the shelves and walls, creative things everywhere. Wanted to avoid bland … Continue reading
From JPL News – space science and night sky events for November 2011 Here’s more about the MSL rover and its power source, described by Ashwin Vasavada, who is also involved with Cassini imaging and made this marvelous image … Continue reading
(from DSW) I work on image processing at Malin Space Science Systems, which designed and built cameras for the Mars Science Laboratory – the new rover named Curiosity – which now sits inside a nose cone atop a rocket. The … Continue reading
One important piece of equipment is an 8″ Dobsonian telescope. sighted these objects: The Moon, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune, The Ring Nebula in Lyra (M57, mag 8.8), the Blue Snowball Nebula (NGC7662, mag 8.3), the Crab Nebula (M1) (more on physics … Continue reading