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Nov 24, 2008

Spectacular Conjunction

Nov. 24, 2008: This story ends with the best sky show of the year--a spectacular three-way conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the crescent Moon.

It begins tonight with a sunset stroll.

At the end of the day, when the horizon is turning red and the zenith is cobalt-blue, step outside and look southwest. You'll see Venus and Jupiter beaming side-by-side through the twilight. Glittering Venus is absolutely brilliant and Jupiter is nearly as bright as Venus. Together, they're dynamite:

Above: Venus and Jupiter converging over Hawaii on Nov. 19, 2008.
Photo credit and copyright: Stephen O'Meara. [Larger image]

Add another stick of TNT and voila!—it's tomorrow. Go outside at the same time and look again. You’ll be amazed at how much the Venus-Jupiter gap has closed. The two planets are converging, not in the slow motion typical of heavenly phenomena, but in a headlong rush—almost a full degree (two full Moon widths) per night. As the gap shrinks, the beauty increases.

Nov. 29th (sky map) the two planets will be less than 3 degrees apart and you'll think to yourself "surely it can't get any better than this." And then it will. On Nov. 30th (sky map) a slender 10% crescent Moon leaps up from the horizon to join the show. The delicate crescent...

Read the complete article and see the sky maps: click here Spectacular Conjunction

Oct 9, 2008

Happy 68th Birthday, John Lennon

"The time has come,"
The Walrus said,
"To talk of many things . . ."
-- Lewis Carroll

Today we are celebrating John Lennon's 68th birthday. Grab a cup of tea and visit my webpage dedicated to John and his music. I think you will enjoy it.

Click the blue link to join the celebration of
John Lennon Lives Forever!

Jun 9, 2008

Celebrating Men

This week we are celebrating Father's Day and Mens Health Week.

Men’s Health Week, celebrated annually during the week preceding and including Father’s Day, honors the importance of men's health and wellness. Men's Health Week was chosen for this specific time of year to make use of the extra attention paid to male family members near the holiday. Observing Men's Health Week is meant to educate the public about what can be done to improve the state of men's health and provide free and convenient health services to men who wouldn't otherwise receive such care.

Men's Health Week was created by Congress in 1994 to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. The bills creating Men’s Health Week were sponsored by former Senator Bob Dole and former Congressman Bill Richardson. The sponsors cited the cost-effectiveness of a shift from treatment to prevention in health care emphasis when presenting the bill. The supporters of Men's Health Week also noted that prevention requires public awareness and designating a week would spread information on preventing illnesses affecting men.

The governors of over forty-five states have adopted the week. Typical Men’s Health Week events include educational lectures by sports figures, free health screenings, health fairs, and seminars. Men's Health Week events are planned so that they are easily attended even by men with a full work schedule. Although not officially recognized by congress, men’s health activists observe Men’s Health Month throughout June.
Source Wikipedia

Read More about Mens Health Week Click Here

Remember the men in your life.

Send them a card. I'll pay for the first 2.

Click Here to send a card!

Apr 4, 2008

National Tartan Week

It's National Tartan Week! I understand in Scotland they have changed the name to National Scottish Week...Which makes sense, eh?

How will you celebrate? If you are not of Scottish heritage, I bet you know someone who know me! Take me to TEA!

Want to know where and how to celebrate this week? Check here -- National Tartan Week

If you are of Scottish heritage, reply to this message. Let's me know you are reading this post!!
Flickr Photo: Rainy Tartan Day Parade by dustin