Category Archives: Beauty

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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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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Totality – 6 Days

Total solar eclipses are common. In this century (2001-2100), 75 total (or hybrid) eclipses will occur somewhere on Earth. However, a solar eclipse within a 3 hour drive of my home is rare, and that is what will happen exactly … Continue reading

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#tbt DeSmet 2015

Two years ago, this week, Kelly and I visited DeSmet, SD, one of the homes of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Gratitude List (Apr. 26 – May 3)

Teaching my final class of the semester! Lunch club at Noodles & Co. Good meeting about upcoming construction near my lab Testing the latest version of a colleague’s cosmic ray detector app on my phone Dinner at Pizza Ranch Making … Continue reading

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Come to our Concert Sunday! Listen in Person or on Facebook!

To listen live, come to the SDSM&T Music Center (Map). To listen on Facebook wherever you are, go the the SDSM&T Music Center page.

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Time flies like an arrow. Fruit files like a banana.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit files like a banana. With those two sentences, my colleague at the School of Mines, Dr. Toni Logar, illustrates the difficulty computers have in understanding the English language. For more of her fascinating interview, click … Continue reading

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