Solar Observing on the Quad

This morning I loaded up my Yuba Mundo cargo bike with my new Lunt 60mm Hyrdogen Alpha solar telescope, tripod, mount, eyepiece case, and my nine-year-old daughter, Zora. Probably about 100 pounds of cargo altogether, no sweat. The ride to work was smooth and easy. I work at a small college and today is matriculation…

Curiosity Rover To Land on Mars

Look up audacious in the dictionary and there should be a picture of NASA’s new robotic mars rover, Curiosity. It’s due to land in just a few hours on the surface of the Red Planet, and what a landing it promises to be. Check out this video for a good sense of the drama, and…