Archives for June, 2010

Thank Your Lucky Star!

“A good heart is the Sun and the Moon; or, rather, the Sun and not the Moon, for it shines bright and never changes.” -William Shakespeare Did I ever tell you how lucky you are? Lucky, indeed, to have the Sun for a star? Our Sun — the ultimate source of all the light, heat,…

News from the Moon!

“We can continue to try and clean up the gutters all over the world and spend all of our resources looking at just the dirty spots and trying to make them clean. Or we can lift our eyes up and look into the skies and move forward in an evolutionary way.” -Buzz Aldrin Sometimes, you…

No Post Today

“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.” -Comte DeBussy-Rabutin As many of you know, I’m not around for the rest of the week/weekend, as I’m off competing in the USA Beard & Mustache Championships! But I wouldn’t feel right without leaving you something to tide…

“It isn’t necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice — there are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.” -Frank Zappa There are many websites around telling you that the world is going to end on the winter solstice — December 21st — in the year 2012. And…

“Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.” -Vaclav Havel It’s arguable that vision is the most important tool that an astronomer can have. This was particularly important back before the invention of the telescope, as the greatest…