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Blue Moon

Tonight is a blue moon. That means a second full moon in a month. I expect that this one’s for Neil. Make sure you get outside and take a look at it.

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Arduinos in Space …

Here’s another cool Kickstarter project. They’re trying to build a 1U CubeSat which contains a couple of Arduinos and a bunch of different sensors. Once it’s launched, you’ll be able to buy time on...

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Midsummer Night Moonset

This week we have the latest sunsets of the year. You’d think with all of that extra time, I wouldn’t have been just a few minutes too late to get a great picture of...

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Processing in Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace

I’ve been doing some more processing recently just for fun. Over the weekend I started to make the game i’ve embedded below. I made using Studio Sketchpad so I could edit it from multiple...

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Phong Shading and the Pioneer Anomaly

Have you heard of the Pioneer anomaly? Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 are two spacecraft which were launched into the outer solar system back in the early 70’s. They’re now about 20 ALUs away...

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Asteroid 2010 KQ

Did you see this report yesterday from NASA? It’s about an “asteroid” which passed the Earth this spring. It came from deep space and swung by just outside the Moon’s orbit. What’s interesting about...

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Dye Transfer Print

My favorite photography blog (The Online Photographer) recently had a fundraiser. They were selling dye transfer prints by Ctein, a photographer whose work (and writing) I really enjoy. I ordered one. It came the...

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Spirit

NASA parked the Spirit rover this week. It had gotten stuck in the sand 10 months ago, they haven’t been able to come up with any way to get it unstuck, and winter’s setting...

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Sudbury, the Big Nickel, and BIFs

When I lived in Canada as a child we were always taking these long road trips to see the sights. Some of the places were more interesting that others. One that I remember from...

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Leonard Nimoy Day

Today was Leonard Nimoy day in Boston today. Nimoy grew up in Boston and he’s back in town this weekend, so Mayor Menino issued a proclamation. To celebrate, we watched an old Star Trek...