Tell Me Something Good #118

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Hello World! I’m still here and I’m still blogging. It’s time to start this week with a bang, with something positive in mind. So let’s do this!

It’s easy:

• Mention something that you consider being good in the comments

• Or write a post about it on your blog (please don’t forget the pingback if you do so I don’t miss out and also share the link to it in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something good you know will happen soon. Something that makes you feel good.

• Share this post and invite your followers as well.

You know it by now! We are not moving any further without a little happy dance. So shake those hips and whatever else you need to shake and dance but please make sure you don’t knock anyone over…

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Let’s dance. Move it. Enjoy it… Maybe let’s skip the drink… but other than that: Let’s wiggle around, shake those hips, shimmy and have fun. Dance into the week and take and let the mojo tango or salsa you through the week… and once you are done, here is what I’d like to share with you today:

“Last week we had a pretty amazing constellation in regards to the full moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn (from my understanding). And while I love to just simply look up I didn’t want to let a massive opportunity pass to see them a bit better. So on Friday evening I packed the family in the car and drove them to a nearby park where the Astronomical Society of Victoria had set up 20 telescopes of all different sizes and strength for people to catch a view of the planets and the moon. It was amazing! While we all were tired and a bit hesitant to head outside into the cold again we for sure were glad we did so when we were there. Things like this make you realize how amazing our world and the universe are and how little we are in comparison. And while it’s fun to snap a pic of the moon with the iPhone, it’s even more fun to take a pic through the telescope’s lens and get a result like the pic of Saturn… “

Guest Post – Hubble: Still Chugging Along

Emma is one of my regular guest bloggers. I feel really thrilled about the possibility to post one educating post of this great blogger once a month over the next couple of months. Thank you so much, Emma, for sharing these great posts with us! If you would like to check out the previous guest posts, this amazing blogger wrote for me, head over here.

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The Hubble Space Telescope is the sort of telescope that is never forgotten. Astronomers and astrophysicists move onto other projects. New Mars rovers are built, new space probes are launched, different light is analyzed, new ideas are formulated. But when you ask a non-astronomer what they know of astronomy, immediately they reply, “Like those images from—what’s it’s name—Hubble, right?”

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Guest Post – Light Pollution: Where Careers Collide

Emma is one of my regular guest bloggers. I feel really thrilled about the possibility to post one educating post of this great blogger once a month over the next couple of months. Thank you so much, Emma, for sharing these great posts with us! If you would like to check out the previous guest posts, this amazing blogger wrote for me, head over here.

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To a physicist, a lightbulb is a revolutionary science, and Thomas Edison is a hero. LEDs are especially revolutionary. Until recently, scientists only knew how to manufacture red and green LEDs. Red and green are cool colors and all, especially since they’re common holiday colors, but what scientists really wanted was white light. You get white light, and you can do anything with it. White light is composed of every single color (excepting brown—a pigment, and black—the absence of light), so if you have white light and a method of bending it to separate it into the individual colors, you can get every color of the rainbow and still more. The invention of a white LED would be an incredibly exciting discovery.

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Hello All!

Hello, readers of A Momma’s View. My name is Emma and I’ll be guest posting on this blog. Soon you will be able to find links to my posts listed at the bottom of my page, which you may have seen under “Guest Bloggers.” It has my answers to a few interview questions the Momma asked me, but I’d like to give you a hello of my own. I’ve been interested in astronomy since I was twelve. Before that, I followed my dad around to all of his astronomy outreach events, just for the sake of being with him. I’ve become interested in astronomy outreach, which I am pursuing as a career (as a science teacher). I own two telescopes, one of which is my first, and co-own a third one. I got my first telescope for my twelfth birthday, a 5-inch refractor that I named Lucy. Several years later, a nearby library received an 8-inch reflector they didn’t know what to do with and they donated it to my associate and me. I named that one Frankenstein. Within the same year, I received several requests for my participation:

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