Archive for March 2006

2006- Ride #1 19.4 miles, 19.4 total. Woo hoo!

March 31, 2006

Last day of March, and Dad and I got in our favorite ride through Carlisle and Concord. The steepest bit is called Strawberry Hill, and it was a challenge. But for my first ride in five months (to the day) and Dad’s second, I’d say we both did a fantastic ride.

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Coming up April 1 2006: The Moon will pass in front of the Pleiades for North America

March 29, 2006

Moon occults Pleiades It’s fun to watch the Moon block out (or “occult”) a bright star, and see the star reappear about an hour later. Early Saturday evening, parts of North America will be able to watch the Moon occult up to six familiar stars almost all at once. Even more stars if you have binoculars or a telescope. And if you’re really up for it, SuitSat is making a nice, high flyover of the east coast at 4:41AM.

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Reminder for DirecTV subscribers (and some cable subscribers, too): free Showtime for four days, March 31-April 3 2006

March 29, 2006

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Observation Log 3/28/06: Got the scope out to try the Dew Shield. Saw some planets & moons, found a surprise!

March 28, 2006

Tonight was the clearest, best seeing night in a while. So I got out the Celestron NexStar 8i telescope to try out my new Dew Shield. Not having any specific goals for the night, I played a bit, and found the beautiful NGC 1502 cluster

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Observation Log 3/27/06: Revisiting a few clusters, and… what the heck is Mars doing way over there?

March 27, 2006

It was a rare clear night, the moon isn’t out, so I grabbed theCanon 10×30 Image Stabilizing binoculars and got outside for a half hour. I saw the Beehive Cluster, the Perseus Double Cluster, Kemble’s Cascade, Saturn, and… Mars… but why is it so far north?

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Link: 100 most misspelled English words

March 27, 2006

“Misspell” is one of them. Miss Pell? Looks wierd. Don’t be embarassed if you miss alot of words the list. Its normal. See for yourself. If you get through the first 100, there are 150 more.

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Link: 100 most mispronounced English words

March 26, 2006

Which is the correct pronunciation, nuke-lee-ar or nuke-you-lar? Ant-are-tic or ant-arc-tic? Card sharp or card shark? Chomp or champ at the bit? Do you drink expresso or espresso? Or do you, for all intensive purposes, even care? This site gives you the answers, some of which will likely surprise the most accomplished conversationalist.

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