Alberta Politics: Will deficit hysteria finally pave the way for a sensible Alberta sales tax? Ummm … don’t count on it

PHOTOS: Never mind the political stuff, this is the Heidelberg-Königstuhl State Observatory, where astronomer Max Wolf discovered the Minor Planet Climenhaga in 1917. Below, not in the order in which they appear: Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci, British Columbia Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon, B.C. New Democratic Party Leader John Horgan, and Professor Wolf himself. Judging from ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Dramatic Jupiter Exploration Video

It’s done in the style of a fiction/action movie trailer, but this is for real. One of the early results is this compressed/shifted audio depiction of aurora on Jupiter.


GREAT CONJUNCTION:      A great conjunction in the east south east sky tonight. Perfect visibility here in Winnipeg with Jupiter slightly to the left and above the waxing Moon. Gotta get out there with binoculars, 41 below windchill or not.Frozen but happy in Winnipeg.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Earthshine and Meteors

I tried photographing some Perseid meteors, but didn’t have much luck this year. I did get some nice shots of the Moon, Jupiter, and Venus though. -I took this one while a meteor flew down, from above Venus, but it didn’t show up. Maybe the shutter wasn’t open like I thought, or my ISO and ...