Saturday, May 22, 2010

Jupiter Pics

These pics were taken at Alexandria, ON at 0415 hrs on May 21/10.

Uranus is right next to Jupiter at this time, but you cannot see it in these pictures.

Venus and Moon Pics

These pics were taken at Degalis, Qc at 2200 hrs on May 20/10.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bradley 4 Wheeling May 19/10

This is my first attempt at making a video and then downloading it on my blog. It has nothing to do with Science, but it was fun to make.

Dr. Michio Kaku on Future Technology

This is an excellent lecture on near future technology.

Its about as long as a normal movie, very entertaining and infinitely more interesting. Grab some popcorn and enjoy, you will be glad you did...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Venus Pics

May 13/10 North of Grand Falls, NB on West bound Route 2 at Bourgoin Rd Exit.
2100 hrs

Venus shines like an on-coming plane, very impressive. This was the first good clear observing evenings in quite a while.

By the way, that is my work truck.

The New Moon was at 0300 hrs 14 May/10. I looked all day, into 15 May and it stayed cloudy so I did not see it.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jupiter Loses Belt!

This pic was taken from the post below titled "Jupiter loses one of its stripes and scientists are stumped as to why"

Jupiter has lost one of its storm belts. It will definitely look different this summer.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Advanced Backyard Solar Observing

Some awesome pics of the sun taken with a backyard telescope, ccd camera, and a laptop.

This is a great hobby, but don't try it without getting the proper filters and finding out how to do it right. The sun will blind you almost instantly, if you don't use the right filters.

NASA SDO Sun Images

Very impressive how active our Sun is. These eruptions are many times the size of the earth.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Dr. Michio Kaku on the Iceland Volcano

My theory is that the large hadron collider is producing gravity waves that are in turn is causing the global earth quakes.

I have been told that gravity waves only occur a when super massive objects like stars or black holes collide. When super massive objects collide, maybe it is their atoms colliding that is causing the gravity waves, hence, when we collide atoms, we recreate the effect of massive objects colliding.

Again, this is just a theory.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sun Pics for Cinco de Mayo

This is my first solar observing session. It was suppose to rain all day today, so I was glad to see it clear off in the afternoon.

Special thanks to Mike P. of the SJAC for giving me a piece of filter which I duct taped to the lid of my 150 mm reflector.

Location: Saint John, NB

Date: 5 May/2010 1600-1700 hrs

Weather: 19 degrees Celcius, partly cloudy, windy.


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