Venus If You Will…

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Today was the day of the long-awaited Transit of Venus across the face of the Sun. I made sure to get my errands done (like voting for Tuesday’s California primary election) before 3 p.m. so I can enjoy this astronomical event that won’t happen for another 105 years.

I dug out […]

Waiting For A Star To Fall: Perseid-Watching In The Antelope Valley

Our little encampment in the Northwest Antelope Valley

Last night – well technically early this morning – a few friends and I went out to the Antelope Valley to watch the Perseid Meteor shower, which makes its peak this week.

We went out some 88 miles, north on the 5, east on the […]