There's something amiss in the night sky these days. The evening is going well - I'm sitting by a crackling fire that I just used to clean a Dutch oven from our last trip out. (Something I actually neglected for about a week, just because I kept forgetting about it. I've learned that burnt molasses…Read more Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betel….
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)