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The Sad State Of New Hampshire Education.

by Anura Guruge



Not the end of the world, but it makes you think.

The above graphic tells it all.

My daughter found it hilarious in that she is NO stranger to astronomy — which is why she picked the elective, knowing that she can breeze through.

Yes, being my daughter she is, of course, atypical. Not too many teenagers that can claim that they have a book on Dwarf Planets with their name and eyes on the cover.

I have had ‘this’ discussions with Superintendents and principals before. You do not have to be a subject matter expert to teach a class in New Hampshire. But, when you get to Grade 11 — and stuff like planets and constellations is not that hard.

Funny this. I wrote that “Dwarf Planet” book when Devanee was taught, in 2010, that Pluto was a planet, when it had ceased to be so in 2006.

Never mind. Just makes you think.


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Johannes Kepler, The Giant Of Astronomy, Was Born This Day 446-Years Ago, In ‘Germany’.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Kepler



One of my favorite astronomers. Without his planetary laws we would be so lost.

I wrote about him and my admiration for him in January 2014. So, I will not repeat myself. But, please check it out.

He was a TRUE great. Quite the man. That he was born that long ago is sobering.


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Tycho’s Supernova, In Cassiopeia, Was Seen Around ‘Now’, 445-Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SN_1572.


Enhanced and colorized X-ray image of what is left of that Supernova from 445-years ago.


Click to ENLARGE and admire. Tycho Brahe’s diagram of what he saw in November 1572.


Naked eye Supernovas are quite rare.

That it happened in the 16th century when astronomy was gaining traction made it even more special.

And to cap it all it was ‘discovered’ and documented by Tycho Brahe, the Danish astronomer most famous, despite many notable achievements, for his artificial nose and for being Johannes Kepler’s mento — Kepler, of course, as in the famous astronomical laws.


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Aren’t We Supposed To Be Hit By Planet X Today?

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Click to access the UK ‘Express’.


I just saw a Flying Pig with a flower sticking out of his belly!


This garbage and the ‘flat earthers’ who believe in it just infuriates me, no end.

If you have a modicum of understanding of basic physics or astronomy you would know that a ‘planet‘, even one as small as Mercury, couldn’t just sneak up on us with zero notice. We would see it coming, worst case 24-hours before it hits us. Planets are NOT small. And we, for the last ten years or more, have some fairly sophisticated, automated telescopic technology, around the world, funded by multiple countries, surveying and monitoring the sky for rogue objects likely to come near.

So, if we were going to be hit today, we would have known about it yesterday.

Jeez!


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I Am Teaching Two Classes, “Brain Meditation” & “Web Creation” In Wolfeboro, NH, Starting Next Week.

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Was informed today that both these classes are ‘ON’ — i.e., they have enough students to be viable. So I will be teaching these two, 4-week classes, starting next week.

IF you can, you should try to make the “Brain Meditation” class. I am not sure how many of these I will teach and I am looking for acolytes that can spread the word and teach THEIR OWN classes. 


Details on how to enrol can be found here.


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22 Books On A Shelf.

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Why 22 and not 25?

Four of my books are in Kindle only — 3 about popes and one about “4 Vesta” the asteroid.

Shouldn’t it then be 21 rather than 22?

Ah!  There is the Russian edition of my “Corporate Portals” book — i.e., the purplish cover, 6th from left, next to the English edition. I get a kick from that book. Only book of mine that was translated, so far, and it is that book and into Cyrillic.

Yes, this is an affectation — though I like to think that is one of few, and the shelf is not in a prominent location. Yes, it is nice to glance at it every once in a while to see what my life has been — and these 25 books are very much my footsteps in wet cement. {SMILE}

P.S.: I just had, totally coincidentally, my latest Royalty Statement from ‘Elsevier‘, the publisher of my “Web Services” & “Corporate Portals” books. The e-Book versions of them are still selling. Wow. Not bad given that they were published over 13 years ago!


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Wolfeboro, NH: Governor Wentworth Adult Education, Fall 2016 — I Am Down To Teach 3 Classes.

by Anura Guruge


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Registration information at the bottom.


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As some of you know I taught the “Website Creation & Design Class“, quite successfully, in Spring.

With that class I can say without any equivocation that is back by popular demand! I am, of course, happy about that.

First time, EVER, for me teaching ‘Brain Meditation‘ in any form or format. Looking forward to that. I better get the book published by October!

Not sure whether the astronomy course will take off. I was ASKED to offer it. So I did. If all 3 happen I am going to be a tad busy. SMILE.


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