• Infinity

    Infinity

    Infinity – an acrylic painting on masonite board 24″ X 18″ [unframed]  available for purchase Exploring the far reaches of

  • Planetfall by Emma Newman

    Planetfall by Emma Newman

    This is a difficult book to review because of the nature of the story. It all unfolds rather like the layers of an onion, as more details come to light.

  • Gravity Well

    Gravity Well

    By taking the piece in hand you feel the pull, the unnatural weight drawing you deeper into the well.

  • Interview: Tabetha Boyajian and KIC 8462852

    Interview: Tabetha Boyajian and KIC 8462852

    Recently the scientific community was abuzz with KIC 8462852, a rather unremarkable star in a section of the night sky currently being watched by the Kepler Space Telescope.  I was fortunate to grab some of Tabetha Boyajian’s time recently, and ask her questions about this intriguing find and the group that examines this massive amount of data.

  • The Glory of Ignorance

    The Glory of Ignorance

    Anyone who has a fleeting fascination for space has come across Drake’s equation. Dr. Frank Drake formulated it in 1961 as a starting point to discuss the number of civilisations residing within our galaxy.

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

October 1, 2015 Comments Off on Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Seveneves is a must-read. The characters are believable, the many plot lines are expertly woven together, and the result is a delightful page-turner that will satisfy fans of both “hard” and “soft” science fiction.

Space! The Universe as You’ve Never Seen it Before

Space! The Universe as You’ve Never Seen it Before

September 28, 2015 Comments Off on Space! The Universe as You’ve Never Seen it Before

This tome covers its topics in glorious verbal and visual detail, using both the latest digital imaging technology, and including amazing computer-generated cutaways and photorealistic images.

Lunar Eclipse on September 27th!

Lunar Eclipse on September 27th!

September 22, 2015 Comments Off on Lunar Eclipse on September 27th!

Although lunar eclipses are far more common and easier to catch than solar eclipses, that makes them no less special.  And on the night of September 27th, we get another opportunity to see one of these spectacles.  However, this time around we get something special – its also the same evening that we get a supermoon.  This makes the event special in that it only happens only once in every thirty years or so.  What makes this so special?  What is a supermoon?  Will it make superheroes finally gain their powers?  Read on, and learn…

Alien Artifacts

Alien Artifacts

September 15, 2015 Comments Off on Alien Artifacts

ALIEN ARTIFACTS is to feature stories where some type of left-behind alien tech has been found and how it may affect our society, our humanity, or the characters. It can be an artifact discovered on Earth in our past or during current times, OR PREFERABLY, an artifact that we run across while exploring space in the future.

Galileoscope’s Little Helper

Galileoscope’s Little Helper

August 4, 2010 Comments Off on Galileoscope’s Little Helper

Like the Galileoscope, this is a kit that you put together yourself. It comes with a great instruction sheet which is printed on glossy paper. Along with the do-it-yourself guide is the note that “you will need to take your SkyViewer or Galileoscope apart . . .”

International Year of What?

International Year of What?

August 29, 2009 Comments Off on International Year of What?

This IYA2009 Cornerstone Project, designed to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first astronomical observations through a telescope, has gotten so far behind that the event has passed, as have January’s Launch of the International Astronomy Year (IYA) at UNESCO in Paris, and the anniversary of Johannes Kepler’s publication of the Astronomia nova.

Space Settlement Blog Day

Space Settlement Blog Day

July 20, 2009 Comments Off on Space Settlement Blog Day

In March 1995, Earth populated space with our largest number of citizens at one time–thirteen. Over twenty-five years passed between Apollo 11 and that milestone.