“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” –Leonardo da Vinci Welcome back to another exciting Messier Monday here on Starts With A Bang! As Comet ISON dives towards the Sun and a nearly … Read moreMessier Monday: A High-Flying Cluster in the Winter Skies, M36
“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” –Albert Camus Welcome back to another Messier Monday, only here on Starts With A Bang! The first accurate, large catalogue of fixed, deep-sky objects, Messier’s 110-object-strong catalogue features galaxies, clusters, nebulae and more, all visible with even primitive astronomical … Read moreMessier Monday: A Young Open Cluster in the Summer Triangle, M29
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” –Confucius I never was any good at taking someone’s word for it; I’ve always been the type of person who wants to learn it for myself, and often … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Old Wisdom, New Wisdom?