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Lunar Eclipse - January 20-21!!!

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

This year starts off nicely with a lunar eclipse on January 20. This is a Sunday night during the MLK 3 day weekend and it will be visible to all of North America. The first stage with the penumbra visible is starting Jan 20 at 10:10PM (22:11) EST and last ...

Astronomy in the Suburbs - Spring 2019 Class

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

I am pleased to announce that I will be teaching the astronomy class again at Emory Continuing Education this coming March. This is a four week, two hour each Wednesday evening session under the title "Astronomy in the Suburbs - An Introduction to Stargazing". If you are ...

Yule bLog

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

The nights are getting longer and the sun is lower in the sky each day. Our planet is bathed in sunlight at a more oblique angle and the signs all around of Winter are unmistakable. And for centuries, even before written history, human kind has marked our Sun's arch in ...

Lunar Eclipse, sort of

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Yes, sort of. In other words, a penumbral lunar eclipse. This means the moon passed through the Earth's shadow, hence the eclipse part. However, Earth's shadow comes in two concentric circles - the inner, darker umbral and the outer, fainter penumbral. Follow the link above for lots of eclipse stuff. Anyhow, ...

Summer Solstice 2013

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

How time flies (so to speak)! The year is almost half way complete looking at our modern calendar. The Summer Solstice occurs this Friday, June 21, and that will signify the longest day of the year. So starting Friday, the days get shorter and the nights longer. That is some ...

Winter Solstice Introspective

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Well it's the day after the Winter Solstice 2012 ... and ... hey ... we're still here! All that talk about the world coming to an end?!?! Pah! Fortunately many of us just waved off that kind of stuff but it was still a lot of fun. I was already ...

Visit to Lowell Observatory

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

My wife and brother-in-law and I spent time in Arizona in May of 2009, mainly to see the Grand Canyon. We stayed in Flagstaff for most of that time since it was also near Sedona, Meteor Crater and some other "Grand" sites around northern Arizona. As wonderful as the five ...

Galileo’s Universe at Stone Mountain M.S.

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Steve gave another presentation in the Galileo's Universe series on Sep 24. He visited the 6th grade science classes at Stone Mountain Middle School. Science teacher Ms. Madeline Hill was the host and the event was held in the school's media center. The students had already been studying Galileo and other ...

Galileo’s Universe - Presentation at Agnes Scott College

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Steve will again present his talk entitled "Galileo's Universe" at Agnes Scott College as part of the Open House Lecture Series. The talk will be held at the Agnes Scott Observatory at 8:00 PM on Friday, November 13, 2009.

Galileo’s Universe, presentation at AAC

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Steve will present a presentation entitled "Galileo's Universe" at the March meeting of the Atlanta Astronomy Club "It follows the early development of The Scientific Revolution where the old ideas of the universe were turned upside down and made irrelevant, thus giving birth to the ...