A Dangerous Life

We moved from sunny Wolverhampton (in the West Midlands of the UK) to Stuart, Florida in 1984 (I was 9), which was just in time for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Neverending Story, shortly to be followed the following year by The Goonies, and then in 1986 by Stand by Me and Spacecamp. I remember …

Luna Rubrum

Sometimes you have to resort to sheer lunacy to make the most out of life. Earlier (much earlier) this morning I once again found myself on Barr Beacon hill, a Dark Sky Discovery site, for astronomical purposes. Ordinarily a bright moon would mean that I'd avoid any kind of stargazing event, as it outshines all …