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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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  • Evolution

    My aim in this essay is to clarify what evolution actually is and to debunk some common misconceptions about evolution. A lot of people get their information regarding evolution from unreliable sources or from people who don’t actually know the specifics. Sometimes folks get their information from people who are misinformed, or sometimes from people who intentionally disregard […]

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  • 2009-10-05

    62°F 8:00pm -Tonight is an exceptional night. It is PERFECT observing conditions – cool, really clear… and FALL – my favorite time of year. So I got out my old Dob, aligned it, focused it… and swung it over to Jupiter. It’s easily the brightest thing in the sky right now (until the moon rises) […]

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  • 2009-09-13

    63°F 6:45pm -Haven’t update the site (or my log) in a while even though I have been observing regularly throughout the spring/summer/fall. I got a chance to see the Milky Way for the first time in my life (yes, I’m 28… isn’t that sad?) a few months ago and have seen it a few times […]

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  • 2009-04-25

    80°F 11:00pm-12:45am -First Light (again)!! What I mean by that is, it’s my first light with my Meade DSI Pro II. And I have to say again, it was definitely a (relative) success! Everything worked exactly how it should, and I came home with a cool picture. The weather was PERFECT, although the visibility could’ve […]

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  • 2009-04-16

    50°F 11:00pm-11:45pm Wind: From NNE at 8 mph Humidity: 45% Pressure: 30.37 in. Dew Point: 29°F Visibility: 10.0 miles   -First Light!! I’m gonna write more about this later since I HAVE to get to bed soon, but I had to write SOMETHING on my first night out with my new scope… Usually when you […]

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  • 2009-04-11

    52°F 3:00pm *Special Entry* HAPPY INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY! -I realize it’s been MONTHS since my last entry, but I can assure you I’ve been out MANY nights observing. There’s has been a lot going on over the last few months and it’s been difficult juggling work, family, hobbies, etc… We’ve had a new addition […]

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  • 2008-09-07

    75°F -Low Humidity 8:00pm-8:30pm -It still amazes me how easily you can see Jupiter and it’s 3 (sometimes 4!) big moons with the smallest and cheapest binoculars. There’s no need for an expensive, large aperture scope… just grab an old pair of binoculars you got laying around -even your childs’ toy binoculars- and go check […]

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  • 2008-09-06

    70°F? 9:23pm Cool night. Clear. Half moon low in south west. Saw two meteors. One short, bright, slow in north east. Another longer, dim fast overhead. Jupiter looks great! Can see 4 very distinct cloud bands and 4 crisp moons. Saw the ‘double-double’ in Lyra. The colorful nose of the dolphin in Delphinus.   11:30pm […]

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  • Time to Move On

    Some of my earliest childhood memories are playing on the playground during recess, throwing a football and running foot races, while the nuns watched over us making sure none of us did anything bad or potentially dangerous. I went to Catholic school and the nuns were also our teachers. Little did we know that they were the ones […]

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