Comet Pan-STARRS, a Peek

Discovered in June 2011 with the help of Hawaii's Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, after which it was named, comet Pan-STARRS [C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)] is a newcomer that will never be seen again, its elliptical orbit around our sun lasting 100 million years. Last night, March 9th 2013, the weather was near-perfect and Marie and…

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Kirstenbosch Flowers

A brief visit to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, on a very short trip to Cape Town last year, yielded the following beauty…. Pincushion 1 Pincushion 2 Pincushion 3 Mimetes Aristea and bee Strelitzia (bird of paradise) Guinea fowl Clouds on Table Mountain (stratus, not the Table Cloth) Cycad garden with Table Mountain’s Castle Rock…

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Outage

Some of you, if visiting Coriolistic Anachronisms this morning between 5 AM and 6 AM Eastern Standard Time, will have found the blog down. I apologize for the inconvenience, here is what happened. The failure was not at the level of my awesome hosting provider, MDD Hosting, but rather a global, network-wide outage over at…

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