Clouds and trees

I’m still extremely busy with tour guiding work, which is nice. Last year March was dead, but I look like being busy up to Easter with a Starlight Guide couse to fit in too. And now I’ve got a bad cold. But I’m still plodding along, taking baby steps on the guide book update and slowly making progress.

March 24, 2019
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Sunday Photos: The solar system and the Large Size Telescope

March 4, 2019

On Saturday I brought up my model solar system for my clients. The sun is too small. to be in scale with the planets, it ought to be 4m in diameter, but that’s rather inconvenient to fit in the car. The first four planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars) are marbles and too small to see in the photograph, but the girl in the foreground is holding up the Earth….

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Sunday photo: Chai snoozing

February 25, 2019

In case you’re puzzled, she’s got her frontlegs crossed. the pink fur and ribbon thing is her favourite toy, which she carries around the house with her, like a toddler with a teddy bear. Yes, I know I’m posting a lot of photos of Chai. She’s extemely photogenic. In other news, work continues slowly but surely on the book. I’ll get there! But carnival is coming and I’ll probably take…

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Sunday photos: willow catkins and a bee

Canary willow catkins
February 17, 2019

I’m doing lots of tour guiding and steadily working on the book, but I made time to go out for a photo stroll with a friend. Oddly, the best pictures of the day came when I stopped at the visitor centre on the way home.

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Photo of the week: Curiosity

A cat looking down the toilet.
February 10, 2019

Chai Latte is still extremely curious about liquids, including a flushing toilet. On Tuesday my car broke down on the way to the observatory. Luckily I was able to limp to the workshop and I got the car back on Wednesday. I’m poorer now of course, but it could have been worse. And I’m still working on the next edition of the observatory book. I don’t get much done each…

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