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Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Camelopardalids!

In the wee hours on Saturday, May 24th, a new meteor shower, the Camelopardalids will make it's presence known!

(Image courtesy of Sky and Telescope)

This will be the first known time that Earth will pass through the debris left behind by Comet LINEAR. (I say known because there is very little evidence of that the "Cams" have made an appearance before).   The best part is experts believe that we will be plowing through a relatively dense field of debris, with the potential of the Cams becoming a meteor storm!  

The peak of this shower is predicted to be around 3am, EST.  If you are in Northeast Ohio and are looking for a place to view meteors, Observatory Park in Geauga County will be open all night long for stargazers! 

Camelopardalis is a very faint constellation.  Chris Mentrek, Astronomy Naturalist at Observatory Park suggests looking just to the right of the Big Dipper and just below Polaris, the North Star. 

Even more good news-the weather looks like it might actually cooperate for us here in Ohio!
(Image courtesy of AccuWeather.com)
After being disappointed with cloudy weather for all the major meteor showers in the past year, AND cloudy weather for the Total Lunar Eclipse last month, I am really looking forward to this shower!! :)  I plan on taking my camera along to try to photograph some meteors.  Unfortunately I don't have a wide-angle lens, but I'm still hoping to capture something!

And now, some linkage! :
Ready for May's Surprise Meteor Shower? (Sky and Telescope) 

How to Photograph a Meteor (Sky and Telescope)

New Meteor "Storm" Predicted (Geauga Park District)

Never Before Meteor Shower to Ignite Across the Skies: Where to See It (AccuWeather)

Clear skies and happy viewing!!!


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Friday, May 02, 2014

Free Comic Book Day!!!! (and other fun stuff!)

Yes, I am still around! ;)

Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day!!! To see if there is a participating store near you, check out their store locator .

In addition to grabbing some free comics, I'm also on the hunt for a few older ones.  I recently started reading the Farscape comics-set at the end of The PeaceKeeper Wars, these comics follow the story line of the cancelled season 5, and are considered canon by the Jim Henson Company!  There were 24 issues over a 2 year run, and the first 16 were compiled into 7 paperback volumes.  Unfortunately it doesn't appear that the last 8 were ever made into single volumes-so I am on a search for issues 17-24. (I own the first volume containing the first 4 issues, and the library has the next 6 ). I'm really enjoying the comics-they remain true to the tv show, and are written by Rockne S. O'Bannon.  :)

I'm also on the hunt for some trading card supplies-I need more 4-card protector sheets for my promo cards! :)  I also purchased my first base set in quite a long while-I'm not sure I have enough 9-card page protectors! 

In other news-I'm finally returning to Marcon after a 2 year hiatus! I'm so exicted!!!  When Marcon moved to Easter weekend, I was really bummed because I couldn't attend.  They recently moved it back to May (Mother's Day weekend), which is a lot more doable than Easter! (I can call my mom from anywhere!) :)

Last but not least-the Wild push past the Avalanche to make it to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs!!!!  Tonight they are playing the Chicago Blackhawks.   GO WILD!!!!!!!!!!!!

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