The Asteroid Lilith Discovery & Lili Boulanger


Marc Jones wrote very little on the nodes, so last month we took a turn with several other authors and highlighted their work on the nodes. Naturally, we found some better than others like Martin Schulman, Georges Muchery and Bernice Grebner, but in all honesty we did not survey Dr. Mohan Koparkar, Haydn Paul and the Hubers, so this month, June,we are going to continue … Continue reading The Asteroid Lilith Discovery & Lili Boulanger

Asteroid 25143 Itokawa in the news


Tempe, Arizona Two cosmochemists at Arizona State University have made the first-ever measurements of water contained in samples from the surface of an asteroid. The samples came from asteroid Itokawa (our header picture is of Itokawa) and were collected by the Japanese space probe Hayabusa.  The team’s findings suggest that similar asteroid impacts early in Earth’s history could have delivered half of our planet’s ocean water. … Continue reading Asteroid 25143 Itokawa in the news

Making the Sun


Scientists hypothesize that the Sun begas as a giant gas dust cloud rotating in spacing.  Over milions of years, as this cloud spun faster and faster, it collapsed into a disc.  Some of the material around the disc formed the planets as smal clumps of material stuck together, much like today’s asteroids, but most of the gas and dust was just pulled into a large … Continue reading Making the Sun

This week in Carson City, Nevada 10/10-14/2018


Carson City, the capitol of Nevada, is about 30 miles south of Reno.  It is a picturesque town filled with slot machines like every town and gas station in the state.  This week we have a bucket with an Uranian Handle so look for things to break, change and suddenly pop up that are either electronic or via electronic means.  In my case this meant … Continue reading This week in Carson City, Nevada 10/10-14/2018

The chart for Independence Day


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive … Continue reading The chart for Independence Day

This week in Annapolis, MD 6/17-6/23 2018


Annapolis the site for the US Naval Academy &  also the capitol of Maryland, hence it is our stop this week as the Sun goes into Cancer at 12 noon on June 21st and Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, begins.   Next week we head further south, to Texas. Sunday — Father’s Day in the United States Moon square Jupiter Moon sextile Sun     == … Continue reading This week in Annapolis, MD 6/17-6/23 2018

This week: June 11-16 2018 in Frankfort Kentucky


I still remember a Jeopardy session with Alex Trebek who had the question of What is Frankfort?  No one, including someone who had lived there, got it right.  It was something about pronunciation and the first contestant said Louis-ville.  Wrong.  Next, Lexington.  Wrong,.   Then the Kentuckian, all bright and smart-alecky  said, It’s Louee-ville.  Wrong.  Her face was crest-fallen, and Alex smilingly told them, What is … Continue reading This week: June 11-16 2018 in Frankfort Kentucky