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March Apogee Moon

   The Moon reaches apogee, (greatest distance from Earth), this month on Thursday March 5th at 7 UT (1 am CST). At that time the Moon will more or less be at a distance of 31.86 Earth diameters (406,384 km or 252,515 miles) from the Earth. 98 more words


Telescopes, snow and so much food! (Asiago #1)

I don’t think I ever want to eat pasta again…

I’ve recently come home from the NEON Observing School in Asiago Observatory, Italy. This was a 10 day course designed to give Astro PhD students a chance to experience and learn about observing and data reduction, with a combination of lectures and group work. 2,228 more words


Getting the Best from Observing other Teachers: an ELT Chat Summary

The talk kicked off with @SueAnnan and @Marisa_C pointing out that observing experienced teachers is an integral part of diploma level courses, such as the Cambridge Delta or the Trinity DipTESOL. 749 more words


Celestial Sampler (60 Small Scope Tours)

I felt a quick review of the above title was in order, mainly because it’s one of the titles i fall back on when looking for a few new objects to search for. 380 more words


The Moon By Jove

Yes I know the title sounds like one of those ‘how to use a comma’ phrases: “The Moon by Jove” vs. “The Moon, by Jove”. I’ll let you decide! 64 more words


7 Best Practices I Learned at Starbucks

I enjoy my morning coffee ritual for so many reasons. The obvious benefit is that wonderful jolt of caffeine that helps to jump-start my day. 420 more words

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Photography: Circles and Squares

Last weekend Husband and I went to a photography museum.  I like paintings and grew up in a family with some amazing painters, but there is something about a photograph that draws me in further.  616 more words