Finally a clear night, in terms of the sky and my schedule. Let’s do some Bicycle Astronomy! How about the lakefront park for a change of pace? Look for us (cargo bicycle, telescope, astronomer) by the ice cream stand, playground and the pier. 9pm-11pm.
Bicycle Astronomy ponders how much stuff a cargo bicycle can carry…and can we replace local UPS delivery trucks with a small fleet of cargo bicycles and riders?
Profound orientation. Understanding our place in the cosmos through direct, close observation, informed by a basic understanding of the structure and scale of the universe, from our solar system to distant galaxy clusters.
What keeps these astronomers enthralled, I wondered, sometimes for many decades, by the universe as revealed by their telescopes?
A little over one year ago, a bunch of really nice people threw a fundraiser for the Bicycle Astronomy Project at Microclimate. Brady Leo was one of the organizers of that event, as one-half of the local, home-grown chip music duo Shrimps. Together, Brady and his partner in lo-fi, Joe, held out a hat at…
Why does the moon appear to look larger to us when it is near the horizon? Andrew Vanden Heuvel explores this wonderfully complex mystery in this TEDed lesson.