Some of the Eclipse

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Here’s some 360° video of this Monday’s total Solar Eclipse.  Witnessing this event in person was amazing.  We drove 16 hours down to Greenville South Carolina only to be stuck in clouds. Not to worry though, because that was a major fear of ours, we were prepared and rushed in the opposite direction of the … Continued

Eclipse!

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Once in a lifetime.  Well, only if you think a total solar eclipse is the end of the world that is. This afternoon, starting at around 1:09pm and lasting until just after 4pm Eastern the sun will begin to be blotted out by the Moon.   It’s funny how that works, the moon is the … Continued

Watching the Stars

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Here are two time-lapses of the night sky from two very different perspectives.   The first one is the standard watch the stars pass by overhead in a circle around the viewer.  It’s pretty nice, Aryeh Nirenberg created it by leaving his camera on all night on Assateague Island in Maryland. I do enjoy watching … Continued

Orion Over Sky

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Sriram Murali created the above video to show the effects that light pollution has on the beautiful night sky.  In it, he focuses on the constellation Orion, and how our perception of it changes based on the light density of the area we view it from.  The entire thing is a great example of one … Continued

Cosmonaut Day

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On April 12, 1961 the Soviet Union made history by sending Yuri Gagarin into space.  He was the world’s first astronaut, and he was the one who shot the United States in the arm and made us realize that we had a long way to go if we wanted to beat the commies at their … Continued

Voyageurs Northern Lights

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In 8K! Well, if you can even render 8K on your puny monitor that is.  This was taken up in Voyageurs National Park, way up in northern Minnesota, like, way up there on the border of Canada.  It’s not a place that’s easy to get to as much of the park consists of lakes and rivers, … Continued

The Space Station

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You really do want to spend the next 18 minutes watching this video, you will thank me. I got two things out this tour. 1). There are flashlights everywhere.  I guess it makes some sense, it still seems excessive. 2). It’s more cluttered than a teenager’s bedroom.  And I’m sure like every teenager, they moved … Continued

The Birth of a UFO

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Gone are the days when these things could be explained away as swamp gas reflecting off the planet Venus.  No, with the advent of cheap, highly maneuverable “drones” people can do all sorts of things.  At night, with a 1,000 watt LED bar attached to the bottom of it, and individually controlled and colored LEDs … Continued

Rogue One

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My worst fears are coming true.  That is the above trailer for the first spin off of the Star Wars franchise.  Tell me, does it look like a traditional Star Wars film?  Come on, answer that question honestly.  If you removed the obviously Star Wars things, TIE Fighters, and Storm Troopers, what do you have? … Continued