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Planetary Protection

by Theodore R. Frimet Planetary Protection and then there were none There are some pretty cool things that come into your email inbox, from time to time. And September 24th was no exception. Hailing from The National Academies of Science … Continue reading

Posted in October 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

I got burned

by Ted Frimet I got burned clouds, sun and the fabric of space-time Well, I was out late last night, with my 12” Dobsonian, and my feral cat Priss. She was a good girl, and stayed aloof, while the local … Continue reading

Posted in September 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

ring around the rosies

by Ted Frimet ring around the rosies carmen sandiego ? A few months ago, AAAP Program Chair, Ira Polans, invited Dr. James Lowenthal of Smith College to lecture our club on a Tuesday night, in Princeton. Dr. Lowenthal wooed us … Continue reading

Posted in Mid Summer 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

Blazing Saddles!

by Ted Frimet Blazing Saddles! Astra inclinant, sed non obligant. In the Verge(1), Loren Grush reports neutrino detection from a Blazar, as does author Daniel Clery in this weeks Science(2). Good articles, easy to read and learned a pant-lode. I … Continue reading

Posted in Mid Summer 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

man bites dog

by Ted Frimet man bites dog There comes a time in every amateur astronomers life, when they have to come to terms with real astronomy. I used to be fond of saying, from time to time, that “real men eat … Continue reading

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momma’s red shoe

by Ted Frimet momma’s red shoe Wow! It wasn’t too long ago when I joined an astronomy forum, at Google+. And yes, the name of the forum is “Astronomy”. Therein lay over 24,000 members; of which there are a dozen … Continue reading

Posted in June 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

Thunderbird and the seven girls

by Ted Frimet Thunderbird and the seven girls Thunderbird and his seven girls grew up to know dark skies. Their view was a serene night time walk-about. Every evening, they would naked eye peer into the blackness. Then they would … Continue reading

Posted in June 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged | 1 Comment

Wiggly Jiggilies

by Ted Frimet or when black holes collide Commercial break. All had a great time, during our AAAP outreach. Three telescopes were present, one manned by Dr David Letcher, the other by Outreach Chair, Gene Allen. The third telescope, my … Continue reading

Posted in May 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment