Posts Tagged ‘astronomy’

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Where have we traveled?

July 20, 2019

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What am I celebrating?

July 7, 2019

“This weekend is Tanabata (七夕, meaning “Evening of the seventh”), a Japanese festival celebrating the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh month. To celebrate, 3700 candles have been placed in front of Tokyo’s Zojoji Temple, curving their way to Tokyo Tower and creating an illusion of twinkling stars reaching up to the sky.”

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more at Spoon & Tamago

 

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Why am I saying, “by Jupiter*?”

February 13, 2019

*An ellipsis of a full oath of the form “I swear by Jupiter that…”. (wiki)

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Why am I dizzy?

January 14, 2019

 

Warning:  planets are not to scale!

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Where have we traveled?

November 7, 2018

See the places that NASA has gone for 60 years. Colored by decade, the infographic tracks most of those journeys.

source Time

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What am I saying about time?

March 13, 2018

from Science Humor

It’s tattoo Tuesday – isn’t it about time?

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What am I building?

January 31, 2018

This remarkable orrery was built by Ken Toonz.  I am amazed.

I am posting this today in honor of the blue moon, blood moon, lunar eclipse that I am sure we will not be able to see in Metropark Centralis, because snow.