After a quick business meeting and annual election of officers, Donald Rethke (aka “Dr. Flush”) gave a wonderful inside look at “Life after liftoff” at the monthly meeting of the Astronomical Society of New Haven. Now retired, Donald spent over 40 years at Hamilton Standard (now Hamilton Sunstrand) engineering enviromental systems, and life support systems [...]
Monthly Archive for November, 2008
The soon to be opened Connecticut Science Center is now offering several different memberships that you may purchase. The Season Pass, and the Premier Membership are now available, and, if you join the Science Center before November 30th, they will give you an extra 3 months as a bonus. What a great Christmas gift idea [...]
What bettter way to get rid of your Cucurbita (Pumpkin), than to leave it out for your Sciurus Carolinensis, (grey squirrel) friends. We always leave our pumpkins out on the edge of the woods in the backyard so animals can enjoy them. This squirrel looks like he’s packing it on for the upcoming winter months.
It’s the annual love hate relationship that most homeowners go through, including me. If you have a yard with any trees at all you love the greening of spring. You love the shade that the leaves give in the summer, and you love the colors they give off in the fall. Then it comes…”I HATE [...]
For those of you following my blog, several weeks ago I spent a few days on Block Island doing several videos. I tempted you with a few pictures that I captured while I was working. Well, now I have finally caught up with all of my work, the elections are over, and now I can [...]
The weather lately has been extremely good for astrophotography. So, as soon as the ghosts and goblins made their last run at the Milky Way Bars (is there any other candy astronomers give out) that we were giving out, I headed to the backyard to try to get Messier object M 52 (an open cluster) [...]