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the syllabus says hello (readings)

For our third section “East Meets West: Mosca Grasslands,” we have two readings. The first is “The Meaning of Happiness” by Alan Watts and the second is “Start Where You Are” by Pema Chödrön (the first female on the syllabus! 481 more words

Meditation

Remember his house

A tune, like an internal monologue,
Divergent, digressing and gross.
One place to another,
And all
At once.
Voices, with a root
A route
From thought to thought… 75 more words

Eight years, eight Hubble Voorwerpje targets

It’s a week until the 8th anniversary of the launch of Galaxy Zoo.

The Hubble Space Telescope observations of giant ionized Voorwerpje clouds near galaxies with active nuclei, many found for the first time though the effort of Galaxy Zoo participants gives us another 8 – one at the end of a long road of numbers. 288 more words

Science

July Perigee Moon

The Moon reaches perigee, (minimum distance from Earth), this month on Sunday July 5th at 18:55 UT (1:35 pm CDT). At that time the Moon will more or less be at a distance of 28.78 Earth diameters (367,093 km or 228,101 miles) from the Earth. 133 more words

Astronomy

My Bloody Box

“My Bloody Box. Write about my Bloody Box,” she said he said.

A sculptor of the waves around us,
She sits at the centre,
Sentient to her construction… 67 more words

prowling by tom clausen

to the cat:
“that’s complete and
utter nonsense” 7 more words

Poems And Photos

Double and Multiple Stars and How to Observe Them

Double and Multiple Stars: And How to Observe Them by James Mullaney

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“The amateur astronomer has access at all times to the original objects of his study; the masterworks of the heavens belong to him as much as to the great observatories of the world. 871 more words

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