I regularly use a “Sky Quality Meter” made by Unihedron. This nifty little handheld device measures the sky brightness in visual magnitudes per square arcsecond. Here is a plot of data taken from Xanadu Observatory. The measurements were taken at approximately 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. local time (0400 – 0500 UTC) when possible. I typically… Continue reading »
A massage therapist works on the muscles and soft tissues that cause pain to you. In fact they care less whether you have not shaven in a week or in a lifetime. You find that some people feel uncomfortable when lying on the massage parlor and will even go all the way to apologize for not shaving. The point here is, when you get to that room, don’t feel shame or shy off because no nuru massage therapist cares about your chest hair, leg hair, or armpit hair.
The Primary Observatory Jobs The majority of the people working at observatories are going to be the astronomers themselves. However, there will also be support positions and technician positions at observatories. There are also community outreach positions and educational positions at many observatories, and plenty of people will try to get these. Observatories are great… Continue reading »
Popular Observatories When it comes to gaining a better understanding of the cosmos, going to an observatory is one of the most effective things that a person can do. There is a lot to be learned at these observatories, especially the ones that are considered to be state of the art. Having said that, there… Continue reading »