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ISS Solar Transit Expedition of March 29th, 2011



On a whim last weekend I went to Calsky and checked to see if the ISS would be transiting the Sun in my area. I selected a 100mile radius assuming I would probably have to travel to see one of these somewhat rare events. Well, you can imagine my surprise to learn that a transit would be taking place less than 20miles from me in only 3 days. This blog entry will unfold the sequence of events that took place next.

Having never done this before I decided I had…


Added by John O'Neal on March 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

My Astronomical Weekend

An Astronomical Weekend in February


During the third week of February, 2011 the winter freeze finally gave in to warmer, almost tepid temperatures, leaving many North Central Ohioans wanting for something to do. Cabin Fever was…


Added by John O'Neal on February 20, 2011 at 12:47am — No Comments

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I love being out in my Observatory at night...

Sometimes I turn up the jams and dance for joy under the clear night skies. Sometime's you'll find me headbanging to some hard rock, other times I'm boot scootin to a country twanger, and sometimes I'm moonwalkin around the observatory on the deck. And don't be surprised when you hear Bach or Wagner's lofty tunes wafting upward into the vast emptiness of interstellar…

Added by John O'Neal on February 12, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments


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