Last but not the Last

Artemis is on its way to the Moon, paving the way for the next person to walk again on its surface. In December it will be 50 years since the Gene Cernan became the “last” man on the Moon. In the past it was competition with the USSR that drove the dive into space, butContinue reading “Last but not the Last”

Day’s End at the Cove

The day began with a vision of a golden moon rising and reflected in a nearby pond, with a parade of planets, Saturn, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter, in the predawn sky. Even shy Neptune reluctantly appeared through the telescope. The day ended with a quiet cruise on Lake Henderson in the soft light of theContinue reading “Day’s End at the Cove”

Planetary Parade

This morning on our walk we saw the above spectacle, a rare alignment of the planets along with the Moon. Next month, Mercury will join the parade as well. Additionally, Neptune, not visible to the eye, lies between Venus and Jupiter. By the weekend Jupiter and Venus will be very close together, and the alignmentContinue reading “Planetary Parade”