My favorite subject in college had nothing to do with my communications major.
I took Astronomy 101 and 102 to avoid the chemistry sequence that my BS degree required. I will always be grateful to the University of Kentucky for this ‘broadening of my horizons,’ because it introduced me to Professor Thomas Troland.
Dr. Troland was one of the best teachers I have ever had. His sense of humor made his classes zip by, and made me a true fan of astronomy, a subject I had little knowledge of prior to college.
If you are interested in the upcoming total eclipse of the sun, I encourage you to give a look-see to this UK news story featuring Dr. Troland, who I am proud to say is a good friend to this day.
Posted in Astrology, College, Education, Humor
Tagged astronomy, college, Dr. Thomas Troland, Eclipse, education, friendship, physics and astronmy, science, teaching, total eclipse of the sun, University of Kentucky
I had a hilarious astronomy professor in college who sometimes used questionable photography in his lectures to make sure we were awake.
I saw one of his more fabled pics Friday on a greeting card in a Detroit airport gift shop:
I wish I could remember what point my teacher was making in class when he used it…
My mind is drawing a blank.
Posted in Advertising, College, Education, Humor, Photography
Tagged astronomy, college, education, greeting card, Humor, innuendo, photography, pics, professor, rocket
Remember the relationship manual Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus?
Yeah, I didn’t read it either.
But I did read today that Venus is 24 million miles from Earth, the closest planet in our solar system.
In comparison, Mars is 34 million miles away.
Based on this fact alone, I surmise that women are infinitely more knowable.
Posted in Astrology, Books, Commentary, Humor, Life, Love, Relationships
Tagged astronomy, books, commentary, Earth, Humor, life, love, Mars, Men Are from Mars Women Are from Venus, planets, Relationships, venus
You see a little bit of everything here in New York City. I’ve always chalked it up to our open-mindedness and the spirit of creativity that is so much a part of this, the greatest city in the world.
Turns out — it could be aliens.
Did you know that that the state of New York ranks #5 in the Top 10 states reporting UFO sightings? It’s true.
There’s a chart:
So, if you’re celebrating World UFO Day, NYC potentially has a lot to offer.
Posted in Astrology, Entertainment, Holiday, Humor, News
Tagged aliens, astronomy, Broadway, creativity, entertainment, Holiday, Humor, little green men, New York City, New York state, news, newspaper, open-minded, science, space, the greatest city in the world, UFO sightings, UFOs, USA Today, World UFO Day
How was your day?
If you’ve had far better (like me), I have a two-word explanation:
It’s a full moon, but the Earth is at its farthest distance away, making tonight’s full moon appear its very smallest in the night sky. But that doesn’t lessen its impact…at least in my case.
I had a bad headache most of the day. My dog seemed to feel a bit punky, too. And I was running from appointment to appointment all day…so I am wiped.
Seems logical to blame the moon, right?
Posted in Commentary, Humor, Life
Tagged appointment, astronomy, dog, Earth, headache, Humor, life, logi, lunar lament, mini moon, moon, night sky, science
See you on the flip slide.
Posted in Humor, Life, Philosophy
Tagged astronomy, Earth, flip side, Humor, I don't like Mondays, life, Mercury, Mondays, out of this world, philosphy, time
This image of the Pinwheel Galaxy, captured by four NASA telescopes, is estimated to be millions of years behind.
Wrap your head around that one, and have a nice day.
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Tagged astronomy, commentary, galaxy, have a nice day, Humor, life, millions of years old, NASA, Pinwheel Galaxy, science, stars, starstruck, technology, telescopes