Binaries (Astronomy: Week of 5/27/18)

Zubenelgenubi!! If you're inclined to say "Bless You", or "Gesundheit", I thank you.  But this particular outburst comes from the name of a star.  Together with nearby Zubeneschamali, Zubenelgenubi form the "Claws of the Scorpion", and mean, respectively, just that - these awesome and fun-to-say names are derived from the Arabic word, Zubana (Scorpion), and…Read more Binaries (Astronomy: Week of 5/27/18)

Wilderness – a new film – Alastair Humphreys

One of the adventurer-authors I follow is a gent from Scotland, Alastair Humphreys.  In addition to an impressive adventure resume, he has an artistic style that resonates with me - this short film, though it's in an environment completely foreign to me, does an outstanding job of capturing my own feelings with respect to the…Read more Wilderness – a new film – Alastair Humphreys