The Sunday Index - 6.23.19

A Universe In Here


One of my favorite books is called Universe: The Definitive Visual Guide by DK Books and the Smithsonian. I’d love to get a digital copy but apparently that doesn’t exist. I even asked DK Books once, but nope. No such luck.

It’s got a huge amount of beautiful pictures, some illustrated based on scientific extrapolation and informed guestimation, and some from Hubble itself. I flip through it pretty regularly. It’s not the kind of book I’d ever sit down to read cover-to-cover.

The news that NASA detected methane on Mars nudged me into the book room to grab it up again. It’s keeping me company today.
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I’m mentally fried after a short weekend consumed by the day job. I finished an article on Monday about a local astronomical society, which I’ll be joining shortly. They host weekly stargazing and telescope sessions, assuming the night is clear enough. Stepping into their observatory was remarkable, it certainly felt as if I’d made a very significant move forward into my future, a place I’d deliberately aimed toward.
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Currently I’m putting the finishing touches on questions for a novelist. I recently read a book, fell in love with it over and over throughout, and decided last week I’d love to chat with the person who created something so wonderful. Look for that interview coming to Ledger very soon.

Similarly, I’m very nearly done planning something I’ve dreamt of for a few years now. More on that soon, but I will let you know it pertains to audio.

Keep your ear to the grindstone.