Category Archives: Solar System

Autumn Arrives and Adventures in Astronomical Observing

Autumn arrived mid-week here in the Heart of America, but you wouldn’t have known it by looking at the weather forecast:  Mid 90s and moderately high humidity.  Also with the change of the seasons, I retired my FitBit Charge (or … Continue reading

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WorldCon Withdrawals

Despite what my husband thinks, I have not over-dosed on science fiction since last Wednesday when the 74th World Science Fiction Convention (commonly referred to as WorldCon) arrived for the second time in Kansas City, Missouri.  MidAmeriCon II ended yesterday … Continue reading

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Grande Finale to a Grand Weekend

I’m amazed at how much I accomplished this past weekend, especially considering my husband had major surgery less than three weeks ago. Friday Evening Friday night was our first venture out on a ‘date’ since the surgery.  I signed up … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Adventure in Star Gazing with the Public

Tonight is my first night this year as a volunteer of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City in our public outreach efforts to introduce astronomical observing to the public.  Every Saturday night in May and through the end of October, … Continue reading

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Full Moon Merry Christmas

Tomorrow, just after six o’clock in the morning and just as the sun is rising, we’ll experience the first full moon to occur on Christmas Day since 1977.  I wasn’t even in high school yet in 1977 (although my husband … Continue reading

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The Autumn Equinox is Here! Wait, What’s the Autumn Equinox?

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150922-equinox-autumn-seasons-sun-moon-space-science/ Woohoo!! I’m a Libra so this is naturally my favorite day of the year. I feel so balanced today. Have a great day! Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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The Sky this Week: June 26–July 5, 2015 | Astronomy.com

http://www.astronomy.com/observing/sky-this-week/2015/06/june-26july-5-2015 Look west for the next few evenings after sunset to catch Venus and Jupiter passing very near to each other. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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