Musings on Space Exploration

I was thinking today about space exploration, and the doldrums we are, and have been, in, ever since the last Apollo astronauts lifted off from the moon last century. Actually, I wasn’t thinking, I was arguing. In my head. With the countless people who dismiss the space program as a pointless waste of money or…

Star Party…it’s a wrap!

What happened last night: So here’s what happened. The Finger Lakes Institutes formidable Sarah Meyer and I arrived at McDonough Field at 8:30, pretty much convinced that we see nothing in the sky, and that people wouldn’t come. We were getting ready to hang signs that said “Star Party Cancelled–We’ll try again!” when the cars…