Category Archives: Science

Shooting Venus – March 11, 2017

Venus is currently a crescent phase, as it swings quickly along its orbit between Earth and the sun.  Venus has been shinning brightly for the last few months after sunset, but is quickly approaching what is called Inferior Conjunction, as it passes roughly … Continue reading

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Awesome Hyperbolic Paraboloid on W. 57th – Open Soon in NYC

  Looking down W. 57th St. at twilight this week, four of the newest buildings including the second tallest in the city, dominate the view. But, look at the closest on the left…. Designed by Danish Architect Bjark Inges, this spectacular residential building … Continue reading

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Color My World… A “Retrospectic” Snippet

  Exposure, lighting, shadows and geometry. The “algorithm” of the digital camera and the “mind” of the observer. That and more,  all play a part in what we ‘see’ in an image. In this case a glimpse back ten years from our … Continue reading

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“Great Scott!” er… SPOT – Jupiter Collides with EARTH!

I dreamed that the Earth was being threatened by Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot!”  …No, that’s not really true, not even the dream part.  BUT, the clouds above do look a little like planet Jupiter’s atmosphere with its “Great ‘Red’ Spot,” just above and behind the … Continue reading

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Treasure in Manhattan – Morgan Library & Museum

  Located on Madison Ave at E. 36th street,  The Morgan Museum and Research Library containing the private holdings of financier J.P Morgan and other benefactors,  is an incomparable collection of original manuscripts, books, paintings, sculptures, cylinder seals and other fine works of literary and … Continue reading

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Osprey: Time to Fly – Today, July 29th, 2016

Its time to fly.  Mom and Dad conceive, raise the young and teach! Above,  Mom (left) sternly begins coaxing the kid to leave the nest, and fly. It happens every year. The mother will fly around the nest, carrying a fish in … Continue reading

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Mercury Transiting the Sun, today 5/9/16

About 8:58 AM EDT this morning, Mercury (The round black dot) is seen beginning its transit in front of the sun. (Sunspots are visible above.) Image at about 600 mm f 6.3, 1/400 sec, hand held.  As usual, click on … Continue reading

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