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Watch the aurora, live!

Math and Science, Outdoors

Back in 2008, I had an article here about live web-cams that were pointed at the aurora.  I’ve been noticing hits on the old page (the web never forgets!) and given that is a subject that interests me a lot, I thought I’d make a new article. In the 6 years since I posted the […]

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Astrology is bullshit

Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science, Technology

That title probably goes without saying for the bulk of my readers, but hey, some people get here by search engines. There are many reasons why astrology is bullshit: It has been shown to be no more effective than random guessing and cold reading It has no mechanism of operation No two astrologers agree It […]

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On-line Sky Globe

Math and Science, Outdoors

This awesome web site (sky-map.org) was pointed out over at Bad Astronomy. It is an interactive sky globe, similar to what you would get with, say, Starry Night, but free and on-line. This is something that’s quite cool because Starry Night (which is what I use), though portable to a laptop does not have obvious support […]

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