My night started off with thoughts of jazz and beer. Brother Thelonious is great for both.
Eventually I stayed up long enough to keep up with my latest hobby… Looking up. My kid calls Jupiter “daddy’s planet”, which lets me know the level of my geek is strong.
This may potentially be the last time I post about which planets I can see from my house. In general I feel the pictures I take with my iPhone does no justice to how cool I think this event is. The idea that I get to watch this pattern unfold before my very eyes is simply awesome. I think I’ll start saving up for a telescope. Perhaps my kid and I will enjoy looking up.
It’s been fun following this celestial ballet the past month. Our dancers are getting closer. #Venus & Jupiter
I was afraid I missed my chance to see them because they slipped past the horizon. But Venus was so bright, I saw it through the trees.
Today is the longest day of the year. But the summer solstice is not why I’m excited. I’ve been following these planets for about a month now.
earlier I shared a picture of Venus and Jupiter. Here is an other image as the two planets get closer in our night sky.
Generally I go to BuzzFeed to laugh at something or checkout something related to music. Then they hit me with a video about kids of asian parents thanking them for the sacrifices they made for them. I couldn’t help but to think of my parents and grandparents.
The bit about students loans hit me the hardest. My mom and dad said the same thing to me.
I have been fascinated with outer-space and astronomy since I was a little kid. So when I had a chance to teach students some astronomy at a summer camp, I totally geeked out. Truth is, I’m still geeking out, because I have a great view of two planets from my house. Venus on the right and Jupiter on the left.