I would like to thank the Memphis Astronomical Society and for an amazing evening on Saturday of dark sky viewing at Village Creek State Park. The night was clear and the telescopes truly delivered incredible images of everything from Saturn to globular clusters. Basically, dark sky viewing works like this. You have to get away from city lights. You may not realize how much of the sky is being drowned out by the ambient light shining up from the ground in any city. Happily, we have a state park about 50 miles from Memphis that is just dark enough to see the Milky Way. The Astro members with the better telescopes set them up on various targets and you get to to wander from station to station looking at the amazing objects in space. It is a great way to spend an evening. If you have never done this before, you are missing out.
Its All About Writing – Thursday OCT 18 at 7 pm, Robert Krog and I will be presenting Make It Spooky at the Germantown Community Library located at:
1925 Exeter Rd, Germantown, Tennessee 38138
Reserve a spot early and come out and have a little creepy fun with us.
Geektankradio.com – I finally got to do the story on the follow up to the Cassini Mission to Saturn. We have been waiting on the results of the data gathered as the ship ended the overall mission by crashing into the planet. The initial data on the inner most ring was fascinating. Then I got to go see the planet on Saturday night. I know, a space geek weekend. Reminder the show is now searchable on the I Heart Radio/Media’s app.
The Fix It Up Show is still too much fun. This week, Joe and I began our month long routine of DIY “horror” stories. Stephanie with Serenity Carpets joined us this week and plenty of stories of her own. Listen to the show, come up with a question or two for me and call into the show and be live on the air with me Saturday mornings from 8 to 9 in the morning 600 WREC AM and 92.1 FM.
The Mid-South Pyrate Blades are booked for lots of upcoming events. It looks like a good time to be a fighting pirate. We will even be setting a http://www.pyrateblades.com website in the next few weeks. A big shout out to the Pyrate Blades captain, Ms. Ruby Storm also just did her first big stage show as a belly dancer and totally nailed it.