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No Money Astronomy: Stars

07/10/2015 // 11 Comments

So, I was at the grocery store the other day, admiring the baguettes, when I heard footsteps directly behind me. The pressure of staring eyes caused me to lift my snout into the air, that’s when someone tapped me on the shoulder. Three times. “You know, I want to get into amateur astronomy, but I don’t have the cash! The gear is way too expensive!” A voice said. I turned around and placed a hand upon the disheveled individual’s shoulders. “Don’t worry, my friend! Let me ask you a question: are you blind?” The disheveled individual scratched his [Click Here To Read Article...]

Ephemerally Fleeting Moments

02/01/2014 // 0 Comments

Moments never last; a sunset that bleeds gives way to the night. Happiness or clouds— both are swept away by wind or emotion. Sometimes all we’re left with is a memory. If we’re fortunate; a photograph. All around us short-lived events wilt away. So many…it’s difficult to express, or admire them all. I suppose you can say that’s what life is—a sunset being dimmed by our inevitable end. Throughout the image-gallery, you can see the evolution of clouds being sculpt by delicate windy pressure and sunlight. Eventually they faded away into an expanse of blue. Why [Click Here To Read Article...]

Orange…Fat…Oh! You Mean Betelgeuse!

01/30/2014 // 2 Comments

One of the first stars I’ve become acquainted with in the night sky is the red supergiant Betelgeuse, featured as the orange star centered in the image above. Located on Orion’s left shoulder, its amber glow bleeds into blackened emptiness. Betelgeuse is one of those stars I remember seeing when I was younger, but at the time didn’t know what the hell I was looking at. This was when comet Hale-Bopp dropped by for a brief party in the inner-solar system back in the golden days of ’95. Let’s see…I was at the grand ol’ age of 10. Damn I’m getting [Click Here To Read Article...]