May 11th, 2012

telescope Chris, Meade Lightbridge Dobsonian

Astro-Porn of the Day: Solar Eclipse May 20

Did you know the Western USA (and Eastern Asia) is about to enjoy its first full solar eclipse since 1994? Excitement!

Click the image to see the Sky & Telescope article.

Here's a map of how much you'll get to see; if you live in Asia, it's basically the same but reversed; those who live in the Pacific Ocean have the best seats:

Click the image to see the Sky & Telescope article.

Bonus: What's the Higgs boson? This is a great and entertaining video.

In other news, I must be feeling heathier, because I just finished mowing the yard. To keep from irritating the still-unhappy sinues over-much, I wore a bandana around the face to filter the grass and pollen, plus a pair of shop goggles and long pants and shirt. SWEATY. I must have looked GORGEOUS.

Transcendence reading, smiling Chris 2010

SFnal reading tomorrow in Lawrence!

A quick heads-up to SF and fantasy folks in the Lawrence area tomorrow: A bunch of area authors will be reading, signing books, and hanging out at the Lawrence Hastings Bookstore from 2:00pm - 6:00pm on Saturday, May 12.

I'm one of them, plus Robin Wayne Bailey, Lyn Benedict, Mary Chambers, James Gunn, K.d. McEntire, Lane Robins, and Bryan Thomas Schmidt! Most of the authors will be hanging out most of the 4-hour block of time. I read near the end, at 5:00pm.

Hope to see you there!