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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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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Photo of the week: The Rhino Rock

The rhinocerous rock, Tijarafe
February 3, 2019

This rock is on the main road just south of Tijarafe. I’ve seen it lots of times before, but I really like the backlight in this photo. In other news, I’ve recovered from the flu, and dealt with the backlog caused by the flu, and I’ve started work on the third edition of the observatory guide book again.

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Photo of the week: A Portal

January 27, 2019

I stopped on the way to the observatory to photograph this rainbow. I’ve ocassionally seen rainbows where the colours were repeated (today I learned that these are called supernumerary bows and you get them when the water droplets are small) but this one had each colour three times over. Since rainbows are wide, I used the “panorama” setting on my mobile. I turned from right to left, not noticing that…

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Sunday photos: Close-ups of Chai

January 20, 2019

As it turned out, yes I had overdone it taking photos of the almond blossom. I spent most of the next four days in bad, and I only went back to work yesterday. But in one of my not-in-bed episodes, Chai consented to my taking some close ups as she sat on my lap.

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