Check out this guy’s Panther Observatory, a home observatory in Austria. Pretty nice. I really like his astrophotography. Be sure to look at his photos of Mars during the closest approach in August. I especially enjoyed the comparisons between his photos and images from the Hubble Space Telescope taken at the same time. His results are really impressive.
I never would have thought the term military-industrial complex came from a speech by Dwight Eisenhower. Wow. Interesting speech. He cautions against the undo accumulation of political power in the military-industrial, warning future presidents and senators to be vigilant against incursions by the permanent armaments industry.
Eisenhower also mentions the dangers inherent in federally funded research at universities, as lone inventors tinkering in their shops are replaced by research labs with government funding.
A strangely prescient speech.
The PDN ran a short article on yesterday’s phone outage. I worked with Doines Guevera, the person interviewed for the article.
This strange bright orb is hanging up in the sky. I vaguely remember something about this being the sun, the source of life, warmth and energy for our rainy little planet.
Seriously, this is the first time the sun has come out in force in over a month. The clouds and rain are temporarily dispersed.
Time to set myself loose upon the brilliant day. I think a hike is in order, or maybe a trip to the beach.