solar eclipse

Giant ‘scar’ on Jupiter spotted by amateur stargazer evidence of incompetent scientists?

July 21, 2009 / No Comments

Scientists get a lot of respect. Well deserved for the most part. There are lots of people around me who are. Extremely knowledgeable folk. You can't swing a dead cat at my church without hitting a PhD and we have less than 50 people in the building. My son is going to be a scientist - grad school, physiology and so on. Even ...

How and where to watch the full solar eclipse on July 22nd, 2009

July 20, 2009 / 2 Comments

Everybody knows you can't just stare at the sun. Well, if you didn't know that you do now. Do not stare at the sun. Repeat after me, do not stare at the sun. Still, lots of folk will be looking to the heavens on July 22nd to watch the full solar eclipse. I remember doing this some 30+ years ago...okay make ...