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Exploring Mars in Your Own Backyard

April 8, 2014 was a great night for astronomy. If you missed it, it’s ok as Mars will still be there, or thereabouts for the rest of the week. 340 more words

Fly Over Country

The High Point

The high point of a trip to Zermatt, physically and visually, summer or winter, is a cable car trip to the top of Klein Matterhorn (3883m or 12,740ft). 572 more words


Whipple's Moon

We live in an age where we are able to see, with the help of NASA’s Hubble Telescope and Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, truly amazing images of the far flung regions of our universe on a daily basis.   328 more words

Favorite Things

USPS Star Calendar for 6-12 April

6 Apr    High in the southwest at dusk, Jupiter is less than 3 finger-widths to the moon’s upper right. Procyon is 1½ fist-widths to the lower left. 87 more words


Monte Rosa - twice

I was fantastically lucky with the weather last week. A week’s skiing in Zermatt included 6 days when the sun shone out of a predominantly blue sky. 436 more words


Skygazing, Brightest Stars

Winter is the best season for skygazing. Many people would tell “The stars shine brighter in winter” and that is true because there are more bright stars in the winter for the observers in northern hemisphere. 431 more words


Castor and Pollux

The skis have been returned to the ski shop, the suitcase is half packed. Another holiday is coming to an end. What a superb week – six days of Spring skiing under blue skies. 130 more words