Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Meteor and Aurora

This is my new best meteor photo, and it came with some faint aurora (northern lights) at the bottom of the frame too! CFI had a star party for watching the Perseid meteor shower on Saturday night. There should be more meteors tonight too, so head outside and look up for a few minutes and ...

The Scott Ross: Who Is Responsible For Connecticut?

You are. We’re all responsible for Connecticut. All the causes that led up to the tragedy yesterday were known before from other horrible events but we did nothing to prevent them. Days of rational discussion have passed since a gun man shot up a theatre in Colorado, countless debates have occurred since US Representative Gabrielle ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: The Aurora Horror and Michelle Dawson’s Bizarre Anti Autism Advocacy Rhetoric

As an autism advocate in Canada I am very familiar with Michelle Dawson’s angry rhetoric in which she attacks autism organizations advocating for autism treatment for autistic children. She has campaigned vigorously and persistently against provision in Canada of ABA services for autism disorders. With the recent horror in Colorado many people have, rightly in ...

In This Corner: Letter to America: You’re making it too easy.

Dear America: The events in the Aurora movie theatre are heartbreaking and shocking, and our hearts go our to the families of the victims, and the extended family that is the United States. Everyone in Canada is just sick about this. Just like you, we realize that there is little protection against a deranged person ...

RedBedHead: Is Gun Control Debate Missing The Point?

The brutal and tragic killing of 12 people in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado has raised the thorny issue of gun control in an election year. Not surprisingly both Obama and Romney, fearful of being targeted the politically powerful National Rifle Association have dodged the issue and stated that they are committed to defending ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: X-Flare from Large Sunspot #skstorm

The probability of nifty northern lights in a couple nights from now, is significant. I happened to be out taking a photo of the very large sunspot facing Earth, since I noticed it was getting some press on my 3D Sun app on my phone. The welding filter I used for the Venus transit came ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Dreamscapes: The Stars Go Out

In the dream, we know something is wrong when I notice the constellations have all disappeared. All that remains in the night sky is the deep black of space, and a few sets of stars — in triplets and doubles, … Continue reading →