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February 3, 2016

Did some impromptu observing when I came home today after class. It was unseasonably warm tonight, a balmy five degrees. The sky was mainly clear but it was a bit gusty at times. 133 more words


Holiday Tournament Wrap Up

Proviso West Holiday Tournament

Morgan Park looked every bit the top team in the area at Proviso West, beating Proviso East, St. Joseph, and Fenwick in dominating fashion to lift the title.   205 more words


Capturing the Quadrantids

The Quadrantid meteors streaked out of the northern sky on a fine winter’s night.

The temperature was mild and skies clear in the early evening for the annual Quadrantid meteor shower. 220 more words

Alan Dyer

 Inclined Plane, Pulley, Wheel & Axle

For Mary Jane                                         

I studied the euthanasia coaster,
the Lithuanian artist’s drawings, the steep
first stage of the steel thing, the sharp
drop meant to cause hypoxia to the brain, 380 more words


Oh, Polaris

A few nights ago, there was break in the clouds big enough for me to go out and look up at something other than flat grey for a little while, though, that’s not without its own merit. 557 more words