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Farewell Cassini

Of all the spectacular images returned by Cassini, this one is my favorite. This beautiful image of Saturn and its rings … is a composite (layered image) made from 165 images taken by the wide-angle camera on the Cassini spacecraft … Continue reading

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Want to Learn About Astronomy?

The Astronomy 101 Five-Week Learning Experience at the Journey Museum starts on Sep. 19. I will be teaching on Oct. 10! Source: Astronomy 101 Five-Week Learning Experience | Calendar | Journey Museum and Learning Center

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Gratitude (Sep. 6 – 12)

Being informed of and correcting a small problem in our experimental electronics. The data from the new setup looks like it should Finding and correcting a mathematical error in our proposal before we submitted it. Finishing all of my assigned … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Aug. 30 – Sep. 5)

Helping my wife buy exercise equipment and make space for it. Unpacking and/or removing several boxes left from our move Preparing to donate some of the things we unpacked Drafting an important letter Working with a colleague on a puzzle … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Aug. 23 – 29)

Good meetings with students (Aug. 23) Lunch club at Murphy’s More progress in deciding responsibilities for our departmental review Meeting a colleague’s baby Our first University Band rehearsal of the semester We have three tuba players in the band Watching … Continue reading

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My SD Mines Colleagues Present Real Science At Comic Con

There is a difference between science and science fiction, of course. But the two converge at events like Comic Con. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/sdpb/audio/2017/08/080817–science_fiction_v_reality–feature_mp3.mp3 Source: Scientists Present Real Science At Comic Con | SDPB Radio

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Gratitude (Aug. 16 – 22)

Seeing a total solar eclipse for the first time Enjoying it with colleagues and students Being able to drive people to the eclipse Having very little traffic on the drives Fun conversations with people on the trip who were very … Continue reading

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My Award Winning Photographs

Much to my surprise, I am officially an award-winning photographer! I won two blue ribbons at the Central States Fair in the Open Class Division 15 (Photography) Adult Amateur class (Class A). The photographs are in two different categories (lots) … Continue reading

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Eclipse!

When I consider your heavens,     the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars,     which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them,     human beings that you care for them? –Psalm 8:2-3 (NIV) … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Aug. 9 – 15)

Having dinner with my wife at Sabor Buying new pants, including an unexpected deal Good meeting with a colleague about our departmental review Starting to set up another experiment for my fall class Choosing a textbook for the fall class … Continue reading

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