Where To See ‘Comet ISON’, Encke, LINEAR X1 & Lovejoy Over New Hampshire During November 19 – 22, 2013.
…by Anura Guruge
>> 4 comets in the sky — Nov. 11, 2013.
>> Presentation videos — Nov. 5, 2013.
>> Taylor Presentation pictures — Nov. 5, 2013.
>> I make it to NASA — Nov. 4, 2013.
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We all got up at 4 a.m. to see Comet ISON and the others!
Us getting up that early, especially I, does not happen often.
I knew we were taking a chance. Weather forecasts don’t typically tell you cloud conditions for 4 a.m.
But we went up Prospect Mountain to Ridge Road — where in April we saw Pan-STARRS.
There were breaks in the cloud cover. We could clearly see the Big Dipper and Jupiter.
But the clouds (and possibly fog) was worst low down, by the horizon. So we were foiled. Thwarted.
It was cold too.
We might try again Saturday morning.
But, here is the MAP for New Hampshire for the Comets.
I hand ‘drew’ it for you in PowerPoint.
It is no great secret that I set out to OWN ‘Comet ISON’ when it came to books.
Well check this out. This is what Amazon showed if you did a search on ‘Comet ISON‘ (for books).
#1, #2 & #3.
Didn’t make me rich or famous BUT as achievements for a year go, this is far more satisfying, far reaching and fun that serving on some ‘going nowhere‘ town committee.
Sri Lanka CHOGM 2013 Thankfully Ends On A Positive Conciliatory Note. Hurrah For Our Great Commonwealth!
.by Anura Guruge
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The Commonwealth leaders, to my delight and gratitude, demonstrated our
British ingrained CLASS.
Disagreements aside this is still one heck of ‘strictly by invitation only’ club.
This was good.
Long Live THE Commonwealth
in all its Glory.
Talking about the ‘Daily News‘ got me thinking about their iconic ‘Lake House‘ — their headquarters in Colombo, Ceylon when I was growing up.
I used to visit ‘Lake House’ on a fairly regular basis and it was also a ‘meeting place’ for the family if we were in different cars or taxis. It would be, lets meet outside ‘Lake House’.
I just went looking for a picture. I found one below. Wow.
There was NO big tree there when I was a boy! Can you see the steps? I still can see myself running up and down those steps in shorts. They seemed much bigger. I could be wrong but I remember some kind of water feature in front. Possibly a fountain. Does anybody remember that? I think there was a round-about.