Author Archive

  • 2012-03-13

    66°F 9:45pm Yes, you read that right, it’s been almost 3 years since my last (written) entry. I wish I woulda kept more journal entries but I didn’t. There were SO many times I went out observing, just never documented it in this journal. Some of them I did put on my website but it […]

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  • One of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen in my entire life:

    I love the contrast between the Universe’s beautiful, ‘natural’ creations, and the exposing of them by man-made scientific equipment and technology, ie. The Space Station framing the Earth below. APoD Explanation: “Many wonders are visible when flying over the Earth at night. A compilation of such visual spectacles was captured recently from the International Space Station (ISS) and set […]

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  • “It’s just you and me, dad…”

    I was ‘upset’ with you because it was past 10 o’clock and I knew you were tired but you kept getting out of your bed – it was one of those nights. I stood by your door because I knew you would get up again. When you saw me through the cracked door, you knew why I was there so you ran back to bed. I tucked you back in again and told you that it’s ‘night-night […]

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  • 2011-10-24

    57°F 8:30pm Went out tonight to see if there was any chance of imaging Comet C/2009 P1 Garradd. Light polluted skies combined with, well… just bad skies made for pretty bad imaging so I decided against it. Instead, I glanced around the skies with the binoculars checking out Jupiter and a few other things and […]

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  • 2011-10-15

    52°F 9:30pm – 10:00pm Perfect ‘Halloween’ night; light wind, crystal clear sky, beautiful multi-colored leaves… actually, this entire Fall has been picture-perfect – which is great for me since Fall is by far my favorite season. Anyways, just wanted to get outside tonight and try to image Uranus since it’s high in the sky in […]

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  • 2011-09-15

    55°F 10:00pm – 12:30am -As previously stated, I have had multiple, very rewarding, observing sessions since my last entry – even bought new equipment – but have been too lazy to create an actual written journal entry. I know I will regret it later… Notables from 9/15/11: -Gorgeous color-contrasts coupled with Wikipedia descriptions made the […]

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  • Backyard Fossil

    Found this fossil in my backyard. After doing a little research, it turned out to be a pretty cool find! Click here to see the Reddit thread that featured this fossil.  

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  • Connected

    It’s cool outside. You’re not sure of the actual temperature but you think to yourself that you may need a jacket soon. No matter, it feels good to finally get some fresh air. You take a look around and start to realize your surroundings. You watch the leaves of the trees shiver against the backdrop of a thousand […]

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  • 2009-11-07

    52°F 6:00pm – 12:00am -Unbelievable night for observing/imaging. Nice temperature – not too cold… and clear! Well, as clear and dark as it gets at my location. There’s a picture of my setup tonight on the ‘home’ page called ‘My observatory.’ You’ll notice a light barracade to the left of the equipment I set up […]

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  • Musings on the Meaning of Life – Andy & Jeffrey

    Andy: Why does all this sound not really that awesome? What is it missing? <Insert a now, non-existent webpage about science, philosophy, spirituality, etc. here> Jeffrey: Not 100% sure what you mean but… Maybe because when you think of a philosophy, you think something spiritual, or of something with profound meaning, etc… but what they are […]

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