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My Pepsi Boycott

Pepsi announced that they were going to advertise in the evening/early-morning sky with cubesats that have reflective mylar sails. They will spell out, like constellations, the image Pepsi wants us to see. This is a horrible idea that will be … Continue reading

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Properly Wishing Upon a Star

Wishing upon a star is common practice in our society. But to do this properly, might I suggest you consult an astronomer first or at least listen to my words. One of the commonest ways to wish upon a star … Continue reading

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Give a Monkey a Brain and He’ll Swear He’s the Centre of the Universe

That’s not my title, it’s from a Fishbone album in the ’90s but it suits my post nicely. A long, long time ago in the eighties, I was thinking about what I want to do with my life as far … Continue reading

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Portents and the Hesitation of Our Ancestors to Call it a New Year

I’m expecting many of you to know about comet Lovejoy – the little comet that could. It had a run in with the sun that it was not expected to survive in mid December. Not only did it survive but … Continue reading

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