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Fun with small things

After months and months of putting it off, I finally started reorganizing and cleaning my shop this past week. It’s a 12×30 building, with my power tools, gardening tools, and telescopes stuffed in, along with more other stuff than I imagined. The first thing I did was banish the gardening tools from the shop – […]

January 2, 2010 · Harry · No Comments
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NO! NO!! NO!! Mars will NOT look as big as the Moon!

Arrgh!!  It’s happening again!  The email hoax about Mars making it’s closest approach in a zillion years is going around again.  it’s happened each summer since 2003, when Mars did make a historically close approach. But as I wrote in 2007: “No! It won’t happen!! It can’t happen!!! No, not at all. Or, mostly not […]

August 28, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
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The Moon and Venus

I was headed out for my walk this morning and saw this beautiful pairing of the Moon and Venus. I wish I’d gotten my tripod, but for being hand-held this came out pretty good. Taken with a Pentax K1000D, Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD, set at 300mm, f/5.6, ISO 800 speed. If you look closely, […]

April 22, 2009 · Harry · No Comments
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Will Mars Look As Big As The Moon?

August 7, 2007 · Harry · Comments Closed
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Layers Of Night Descending

January 12, 2007 · Harry · Comments Closed
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