While searching on Wikipedia on Assassing and Hasan-Ibn-Sabah, I found, as normally happens when we surf the internet, a link to jinn then to the tricksters and to the crow or Kuthk, and here we are. I didn’t find the time to translate the story on the origins of Earth in english …
"Il grande corvo Kuthk stava volando per il cosmo: stanco del suo continuo volare, rigurgitò la Terra dal proprio gozzo e vi atterrò prendendo le sembianze di un uomo anziano. Dal suo primo passo sul suolo nacquero i primi topi. Curiosi, giocherelloni e senza timore, essi entrarono nelle narici di Kuthk mentr’egli dormiva. La furia dello starnuto che ne conseguì corrugò la terra, creando i monti e le valli. Dai tentativi di schiacciarli con le mani nacquero gli oceani. La rabbia del dio diede il via all’eterna battaglia fra fuoco e neve creando le stagioni. Pertanto, il vario mondo che noi uomini possiamo osservare è nato dall’interazione fra il valoroso Kuthk ed i piccoli e numerosi topi"
(Menovschikov, G.A. (1974) Сказки и мифы народов Чукотки и Камчатки (Tales and myths of the people of Chukotka and Kamchatka) Nauka, Moscow. 636 pp.) - 

While searching on Wikipedia on Assassing and Hasan-Ibn-Sabah, I found, as normally happens when we surf the internet, a link to jinn then to the tricksters and to the crow or Kuthk, and here we are. I didn’t find the time to translate the story on the origins of Earth in english …

"Il grande corvo Kuthk stava volando per il cosmo: stanco del suo continuo volare, rigurgitò la Terra dal proprio gozzo e vi atterrò prendendo le sembianze di un uomo anziano. Dal suo primo passo sul suolo nacquero i primi topi. Curiosi, giocherelloni e senza timore, essi entrarono nelle narici di Kuthk mentr’egli dormiva. La furia dello starnuto che ne conseguì corrugò la terra, creando i monti e le valli. Dai tentativi di schiacciarli con le mani nacquero gli oceani. La rabbia del dio diede il via all’eterna battaglia fra fuoco e neve creando le stagioni. Pertanto, il vario mondo che noi uomini possiamo osservare è nato dall’interazione fra il valoroso Kuthk ed i piccoli e numerosi topi"

(Menovschikov, G.A. (1974) Сказки и мифы народов Чукотки и Камчатки (Tales and myths of the people of Chukotka and Kamchatka) Nauka, Moscow. 636 pp.) - 

(picture from IMDB.com page Lone Survivor Movie by Peter Berg, special thanks to Markus Luttrell - on the poster photo actor Mark Wahlberg acting for Luttrell in the movie. Luttrell also appears in the movie portraying a supervising SEAL - if you actually show attention you will see what is the meaning of being a fighter, a lover a Navy Seal UDT Diver and why dying more the once is possible).
I’ve just finished watching this movie, I watched in the original version at home, alone, on my bed with my headphones.It’s a 9 ot of 10. It doesn’t get 10 because the movie has everything it had to have and has the courage of overcome the negative messages and even racist belief Luttrell expresses through his words on the pages of “Lone Survivor” book. But not a 10 because I would have been more grateful of the help given, besides the hospitality traditional laws, given by the respect of human life and strong values of a man and it’s family entourage that 27 June and for the following days. Besides this, the movie also rapresents things not said in the book and the book viceversa cotains parts that have been omitted fortunately on this film story. The movie is actually capable of delivering emotions that the written story wasn’t able to transfer me. I’ve to say that for example when the character say “thank you” (two times in the movie) the feelings are deep the message high and you cannot deliver the same effect even writing the best page of all the time or dedicating 50 pages to that feeling that facial expression, voice and gesture can give to someone watching the movie. Almost four have passed since I’ve read the book by Markus and when I closed it once finished I had various feelings, mainly negative towards what Markus wrote and reinterpeted still heated by what he terribly experienced on those mountains of Afghanistan, Kunar province. A few months after that, I read “Victory Point” by Ed Darack, an account from a journalist who visited the USMC troops operating in the valleys where, Ahmad Shah, the target of Operation Red Wing, was fighting. The story of operation the Whalers trying to stop these insurgent group not affiliated to Al Quaeda trying to dig its way to one of the most wanted groups of insurgents committing to destroy U.S. Forces there operating.  If you google this guy name (Ahmad Shah - aka “Ismail” - dead in 2008) adding to the serach “ambush video” will find even a video on Liveleak that shows even the bodies of the killed U.S. special forces warriors. It’s not a respectful video though but shows to the detractors believing that all this never happened that the story is actually true.
Today, after watching the movie directed by Peter Berg I have to say I was moved by two feelings. And my opinion about the work is much more positive revaluating the work of Mark, probably not made better by himself only but thanks to the work of much more people that made finally the story bearable for a universal audience, thanks to the perfect interpretation of the actors and much more (it seems from what the survived parents of the SEALS as Markus too all say) The story from the book to the movie indeed stays the same, but the messages conveyed now are extremely deep and good making this movie a must watch if you are or not a war movie wacher.At least these importants themes weren’t visible throught the lines of the Lone Survivor book.The film makes me feel pretty bad: I felt sick angry and aggressive on a big part of it when the “spartans” fight … ("Never give up the fight"). On the second half somehow the movie turns into positive aspects of life, not just the importance of the tactical operation, the details, the importance of freedom of operating for U.S. special forces; the movie moves on a more human and emotion driven reality. The Seals are pushed to the limit. (you see the team striving for staying one, not just to survive but to keep on killing and … I won’t go further to avoid spoling the surprise) All this makes me feel bad because I don’t like to see them beaten up like that. I would like to be on their sides and I think that with this huge effort Markus Luttrell and all the people made this movie possible, made for us finally possible to be on these fallen soldiers side.This is not just a movie, it’s a story, more, an example of life that reminds us we must live by the truth. And the truth is respecting our values.
I’ve have to say I am sorry for what I thought after reading the Lone Survivor book and that I deeply believe, Markus, the mission is accomplished.
May the Soul of these Spartans rest in peace.
Please, watch this movie and while the final credits slowly go by listen to the sountrack music and reflect. This is something I always do after movies end I stay until the last final credit, but with this movie it’s different.

(picture from IMDB.com page Lone Survivor Movie by Peter Berg, special thanks to Markus Luttrell - on the poster photo actor Mark Wahlberg acting for Luttrell in the movie. Luttrell also appears in the movie portraying a supervising SEAL - if you actually show attention you will see what is the meaning of being a fighter, a lover a Navy Seal UDT Diver and why dying more the once is possible).

I’ve just finished watching this movie, I watched in the original version at home, alone, on my bed with my headphones.
It’s a 9 ot of 10. It doesn’t get 10 because the movie has everything it had to have and has the courage of overcome the negative messages and even racist belief Luttrell expresses through his words on the pages of “Lone Survivor” book. But not a 10 because I would have been more grateful of the help given, besides the hospitality traditional laws, given by the respect of human life and strong values of a man and it’s family entourage that 27 June and for the following days. Besides this, the movie also rapresents things not said in the book and the book viceversa cotains parts that have been omitted fortunately on this film story. The movie is actually capable of delivering emotions that the written story wasn’t able to transfer me. I’ve to say that for example when the character say “thank you” (two times in the movie) the feelings are deep the message high and you cannot deliver the same effect even writing the best page of all the time or dedicating 50 pages to that feeling that facial expression, voice and gesture can give to someone watching the movie.

Almost four have passed since I’ve read the book by Markus and when I closed it once finished I had various feelings, mainly negative towards what Markus wrote and reinterpeted still heated by what he terribly experienced on those mountains of Afghanistan, Kunar province. A few months after that, I read “Victory Point” by Ed Darack, an account from a journalist who visited the USMC troops operating in the valleys where, Ahmad Shah, the target of Operation Red Wing, was fighting. The story of operation the Whalers trying to stop these insurgent group not affiliated to Al Quaeda trying to dig its way to one of the most wanted groups of insurgents committing to destroy U.S. Forces there operating.
If you google this guy name (Ahmad Shah - aka “Ismail” - dead in 2008) adding to the serach “ambush video” will find even a video on Liveleak that shows even the bodies of the killed U.S. special forces warriors. It’s not a respectful video though but shows to the detractors believing that all this never happened that the story is actually true.

Today, after watching the movie directed by Peter Berg I have to say I was moved by two feelings. And my opinion about the work is much more positive revaluating the work of Mark, probably not made better by himself only but thanks to the work of much more people that made finally the story bearable for a universal audience, thanks to the perfect interpretation of the actors and much more (it seems from what the survived parents of the SEALS as Markus too all say) The story from the book to the movie indeed stays the same, but the messages conveyed now are extremely deep and good making this movie a must watch if you are or not a war movie wacher.
At least these importants themes weren’t visible throught the lines of the Lone Survivor book.

The film makes me feel pretty bad: I felt sick angry and aggressive on a big part of it when the “spartans” fight … ("Never give up the fight"). On the second half somehow the movie turns into positive aspects of life, not just the importance of the tactical operation, the details, the importance of freedom of operating for U.S. special forces; the movie moves on a more human and emotion driven reality. The Seals are pushed to the limit. (you see the team striving for staying one, not just to survive but to keep on killing and … I won’t go further to avoid spoling the surprise) 
All this makes me feel bad because I don’t like to see them beaten up like that. I would like to be on their sides and I think that with this huge effort Markus Luttrell and all the people made this movie possible, made for us finally possible to be on these fallen soldiers side.
This is not just a movie, it’s a story, more, an example of life that reminds us we must live by the truth. And the truth is respecting our values.

I’ve have to say I am sorry for what I thought after reading the Lone Survivor book and that I deeply believe, Markus, the mission is accomplished.

May the Soul of these Spartans rest in peace.

Please, watch this movie and while the final credits slowly go by listen to the sountrack music and reflect. This is something I always do after movies end I stay until the last final credit, but with this movie it’s different.

Ecco alcune foto della Natura che mi circonda e del mio orto in “letargo”
mentre un bellissimo tramonto scopriva colori unici in questa parte dell’anno. E’ iniziato gennaio e ho visto il primo arcobaleno, intero mentre da una parte nero e giallo dall’altra, su Piancavallo il bianco, e un azzurro molto intenso da un’altra parte, si scatenavano descrivendo tutta la magia che possiamo cogliere in in quei pochi minuti prima che il tramonto si concludesse.

Quest’estate ho fotografato un bellissimo arcobaleno dopo un acquazzone in montagna, in Abruzzo. Stasera e domani sera abbiamo i falò di inizio anno in Italia. Condividete le vostre foto e i pensieri.

Mi piace chiedervi come farebbe un bambino, quanti arcobaleni avete visto fino ad oggi ?

"Imparare è meglio che insegnare" (?)

Il vostro professore del liceo ha pubblicato un libro ? La mia professoressa di inglese si autopubblicandolo grazie ad un sito internet che lo permette di fare sia in versione cartacea che elettronica e posso dire è diventata per me una viaggiatrice del tempo.

Sto parlando di “RAIRISH” la raccolta di blog postati dalla mia ex professoressa di inglese Laura Cimetta di cui ho fatto anche una recensione e creato la voce su goodreads.com .
Ho caricato la foto di copertina, mi domando ancora il perchè abbia scelto questa foto in copertina. Mi faccio ancora tante domande che ho scritto sul testo mentre leggevo il suo libro. Tutti dobbiamo farci sempre delle domande quando ne sentiamo il bisogno dobbiamo essere curiosi e cercare sempre. Proprio al Grigoletti, la scuola che ho frequentato i miei cinque anni di Scuole Superiori ho imparato ad amare la capacità critica che c’è dentro di me; un aspetto di cui altri professori nella stessa scuola mi hanno esplicitamente fatto capire l’importanza.

"RAIRISH", la somma di "Raiteri", il cognome da sposata della nostra Prof. ed Irish, l’aggettivo "irlandese" in inglese, l’ho avuto qualche settimana fa direttamente dalla mia prof. : è stato bello poter incontrare un professore soprattutto constatando che i miei professori sono sempre disponibili e felici di incontrarmi in un mondo dove le persone che dovrebbero essere presenti e responsabili sono invece latitanti. Parlo dei politici ad esempio e di alcune istituzioni oggi. Si anche la scuola è una realtà importante, e dico questo in quanto credo l’Educazione sia alla base del nostro futuro.

In questo libro la nostra professoressa mostra il suo lato giovane, facendoci capire come possiamo essere se rimaniamo giovani mentre cresciamo e a volte ci fa scontrare, mano a mano che Laura si scopre  a volte con la dura verità a volte con poesia, con la sua reale anima.

Ci sono tante cose che vorrei dire e che ho appuntato sul libro lungo i vari paragrafi costituiti dalle varie “entries”, i post che di giorno in giorno nei due anni di vita in Irlanda Laura ha scritto, come in un compito di scuola; mi è piaciuto parecchio tornare come tra i banchi di scuola per qualche ora con questa lettura. Una lettura che suggerisco a tutti coloro che sono stati alunni come me della Prof. Cimetta :)

In Irlanda c’è una prof. che torna a scuola e apprende insieme a noi. Ecco la mia prof. libera, vola su di una tigre alata e sussurra il grido io sono viva, e grida l’amore “segreto” per la poesia.

Se vi piace viaggiare nel tempo, fatelo con questo libro, tornando nei banchi di scuola e imparando cose che non sapevate dell’Irlanda vedendole dal critico punto di vista di Prof. Cimetta che sprizza energia da tutti i pori !

Scappo che è pronto, Buone Feste a tutti

Sincerely yours,

Marco

Did you know ?
I know what DRMs are and how they “work” over all knowledge and entertainment we still are able to access today. The process to protect artists and companies from profiting is today working by restricting our freedom. I am a and will be a free citizen so a user and I won’t give up true values like free access to information, books, entertainment and knowledge in general. This is why I support borrowing books, files and in my case I decrypt my files, the files I bought. Yes, I can and thus I am free.DRM are not legal and if you don’t know what they are and how to decrypt DRM protected files you are seriously putting at risk and our future. If you are italian and you want to decrypt files go here - http://www.steamfantasy.it/blog/2011/04/20/togliere-i-drm-dagli-ebook-guida-per-principianti/#kindle4pc_drm(so far this web site has been very useful to remove protection from files I have bought from amazon).if you don’t speak italian, you can also check these solutions  here -http://epubee.com/remove-drm-from-epub-on-adobe.html#PluginMethodhttp://ainept.freewebspace.com/In case you are missing files or you are encountering problems during the DRM removal procedure, you can check on any search engine by digiting what is your issue and you will find the file and every simple and in a couple lines explanation how to solve that issue is preventing you to free you and your file from DRMs.
Depending on the OS you are using there is actually a way for each file or computer and operating system we are using. If something like an issue exists many solutions to it have been created or can be engineered or reverse-engineered. Happy Decrypting!(special thanks to Baionette Librarie per aver pubblicato da anni queste le linee guida su internet su come sbloccare i files).What do you think about DRMs ?

Did you know ?

I know what DRMs are and how they “work” over all knowledge and entertainment we still are able to access today. The process to protect artists and companies from profiting is today working by restricting our freedom. I am a and will be a free citizen so a user and I won’t give up true values like free access to information, books, entertainment and knowledge in general. This is why I support borrowing books, files and in my case I decrypt my files, the files I bought. Yes, I can and thus I am free.
DRM are not legal and if you don’t know what they are and how to decrypt DRM protected files you are seriously putting at risk and our future. If you are italian and you want to decrypt files go here -
http://www.steamfantasy.it/blog/2011/04/20/togliere-i-drm-dagli-ebook-guida-per-principianti/#kindle4pc_drm
(so far this web site has been very useful to remove protection from files I have bought from amazon).

if you don’t speak italian, you can also check these solutions  here -
http://epubee.com/remove-drm-from-epub-on-adobe.html#PluginMethod

http://ainept.freewebspace.com/

In case you are missing files or you are encountering problems during the DRM removal procedure, you can check on any search engine by digiting what is your issue and you will find the file and every simple and in a couple lines explanation how to solve that issue is preventing you to free you and your file from DRMs.

Depending on the OS you are using there is actually a way for each file or computer and operating system we are using. If something like an issue exists many solutions to it have been created or can be engineered or reverse-engineered.

Happy Decrypting!

(special thanks to Baionette Librarie per aver pubblicato da anni queste le linee guida su internet su come sbloccare i files).

What do you think about DRMs ?

Questo è un sito davvero utile dove si trovano diverse persone appassionate e pronte a dedicare il proprio tempo ad aiutarti a comprendere il mondo a cui vi siete interessati.

Si tratta di un forum pieno di persone con esperienza o che hanno appena iniziato desiderose di scambiare opinioni, verità, idee e conquiste … insieme verso l’infinito ed oltre !

Registratevi e interagite, ve lo consiglio.

(This italian forum speaks english too)

Questo è l’aiuto che ho ricevuto per delle domande a cui cercavo risposta, guardate voi stessi qui!

La mia amica Paola, l’alluvione in Sardegna, una foto e un messaggio su What app, una cartolina inviatale circa 5 anni fa … Una bellissima sorpresa ho avuto oggi quando ho saputo da Paola che aveva recuperato questa cartolina mandatale circa 5 anni fa; è una delle cose che si è salvata dall’acqua nella sua casa regalandole un piccolo momento positivo tra tanto dispiacere. Perdere tutti i ricordi di infanzia, magari un pc, un hard disk ma anche ricordi come ce n’erano alla vecchia maniera, le foto antiche, dei manoscritti, dei libri, qualche appunto.Bisogna avere sfortuna perchè ci capitino queste cose ma a volte questi incidenti sono dietro l’angolo. Credo che per questo dobbiamo dedicarci molto a coltivare aspetti immateriali come le amicizie, i contatti di lavoro e non, il rapporto umano in famiglia. I ricordi materiali vanno salvati e tenuti in luoghi dove è possibile recuperarli e dove sono difesi da eventi che possono portare alla loro perdita.A voi che quindi siete legati a qualcosa, come Paola, come me, ricordo di stare attenti soprattutto a vendere cara la pelle, perchè è proprio la vita che non deve essere persa in questi casi … i ricordi più belli rimangono con noi.Chi cerca un amico … trova un sorriso.

La mia amica Paola, l’alluvione in Sardegna, una foto e un messaggio su What app, una cartolina inviatale circa 5 anni fa …

Una bellissima sorpresa ho avuto oggi quando ho saputo da Paola che aveva recuperato questa cartolina mandatale circa 5 anni fa; è una delle cose che si è salvata dall’acqua nella sua casa regalandole un piccolo momento positivo tra tanto dispiacere.
Perdere tutti i ricordi di infanzia, magari un pc, un hard disk ma anche ricordi come ce n’erano alla vecchia maniera, le foto antiche, dei manoscritti, dei libri, qualche appunto.
Bisogna avere sfortuna perchè ci capitino queste cose ma a volte questi incidenti sono dietro l’angolo.

Credo che per questo dobbiamo dedicarci molto a coltivare aspetti immateriali come le amicizie, i contatti di lavoro e non, il rapporto umano in famiglia. I ricordi materiali vanno salvati e tenuti in luoghi dove è possibile recuperarli e dove sono difesi da eventi che possono portare alla loro perdita.
A voi che quindi siete legati a qualcosa, come Paola, come me, ricordo di stare attenti soprattutto a vendere cara la pelle, perchè è proprio la vita che non deve essere persa in questi casi … i ricordi più belli rimangono con noi.

Chi cerca un amico … trova un sorriso.

pompeiimovie:

Watch the new trailer for Pompeii. In theaters February 2014.

Reminds me about Gladiator and Spartacus… this is going to be a super ad for Italy, especially for the magic South!

Stargazing from the Sky itself is different. And even doing it from elevated Earth areas is special. Imagine how it will be to do star gazing when we will be on Mars, or other planet. Mars has pratically no atmosphere, but it’s not that simple to understand how it will be.

beautifulmars:

"Wonderful Things" from UAHiRISE on Vimeo.

Music by HiRISE.

Debriefing J one and two, my first observations with a 70 mm

Debriefing J one and two, my first observations with a 70 mm

November 9, 2013 at 2:46am

Hello everybody,

here’s my debriefing from the first two observations with my new 70mm telescope.

I bought a Celestron 70mm telescope which is actually a scope manly used for birdwatching. To start familiarize and as suggested learn step by step the art of Astronomy. Familiarizing slowly is important, I’ve experienced it is important as in astronomy like in scuba diving, these are other Worlds and if you go too fast you might quickly too, lose your interest for bad choices you make and unpleasant results.

I have to say it all started in July 2011 when I first visited the sky with the eyes and the aid of a sky map, Stellarium (computer software working well with XP - you need OPEN GL acceleration) - after also with my Samsung smartphone had at Christmas, Google Sky in the months of 2012 and especially now in 2013 has been very used and useful - and readings on a basic encyclopedia. It is produced by Mondadori and it is a kid encyclopedia. Chapter 5 and 6 speak about the Universe the first and the Solar system the second.

I agree that the first approach must be with eyes and a sky map, and by reading.

Lot of sites show images and especially to say one like Space.com or NASA.gov (and web sites related) explain things. Getting some basic books\encyclopedia for kids too and then specializing with some particular books on themes you are interested in is the way to follow.

After observation with binocular, a good old one kept by my father and special events seen at naked eye (I haven’t spent a word about this, but having good eye view or glasses, having a place where you can observe easily without having the problem of light or other kind of pollution is fundamental), from Chinese lanterns\balloons to a Bolid at night, I kept building discovering this new World with passion.

After some months of pause, after earning the first money I chose, with some spare time from work, to buy the scope I introduced above in the note. It arrived safe and sound at home and quicker then I expected. (amazon has really good service indeed) and I was lucky enough quality of the item was OK. Sometime we buy items and quality is ruined by industrial construction defects that we find in everything randomly (phones, knives, glass and indeed lenses…).

—-| First day (Nov. 5th 2013) , time of day morning 05.30, 1h before the effective dawn until 06.30

Temperature cold, humidity over 60 percent.

Objective, observing Mars (position East\South East) and something else. (you need to have a purpose).

Other tools, a good wool parka and gloves just in case, pile hat. Important and useful, from the smartphone, the torch with the red screen mode, useful to see if needed without breaking the night view we develop after some minutes (20’ and more to reach the best ability to see). Needed also, great will to great will to avoid sleeping or being bitten by a vampire the night before, some ladies might prefer.

I brought out the scope, started unpacking by the protection plastic it has and mounted almost in the dark, at open air on a balcony balustrade. I noted that it is useful to be placing the scope on a middle level or human neck level. It’s hard to observe things that are on the Zenith. Fortunately all the things I was looking for had a favorable degree or I found a good solution (a car roof, later in the observation session, for Jupiter and it’s moons). The scope in this case mounts in a very logical way, after I started to observe and everything was very easy to use and self explained, I tried also the use of techniques of watching in the lenses and understood how to position or aim with the little monocle used to point to the stars. Remember, lenses are showing you on the reality upside down. Left is right, up is down and vice versa.

I tested all the things possible, removing the big lenses light protection, I used also the 20mm and 10mm adapters to see the difference and interchanged more then two times to understand better the differences. (on that I still have some doubts). I practiced looking through the scope from different “angles”.

Before observing Mars, which looks like a burning ball at first sight, I have fell into the sight of a random satellite passing in the portion of sky I was watching.

The new sensation I felt watching Mars was it is much closer then we might feel.

Mars was positioned just under the Leon constellation, and mounting up in the sky.

It’s incredible we will reach that far and near in the same time Planet, humans will go there in a few years. Probably for the first time, because we don’t know yet where we are from really.

During the observation if you randomly scoop through the stars that are too small or low brightness you might discover satellite passing at a very high speed and easily still be able to follow them. The two I observed didn’t had any flare Phenomena, instead they are a small source of light pollution, if you didn’t know.

After observing Mars I moved out to go back at the old way of watching the stars and I checked what was possible admire that night up there. The eyes had accustomed to the night incredibly and I could see better the sky also thanks to a cold night  (after 2 weeks of clouds and rain).

I went on Google sky application on my phone and I checked if the big item in the sky was Jupiter, it was correct, it was the Planet and actually in the middle of Gemini constellation, my constellation, in the zenith at 06.00 at early November,in Northern hemisphere.

The only problem was that being on the other side of the house instead of watching between two house buildings like I did for Mars, I had to go on the other side of the house and point high in the sky. So I did, but I needed a high support and I chose a normal car not a 4x4, to watch. It resulted a perfect point of support.

Jupiter (Zenith almost) appears with 3 moons instead of the 4, I couldn’t see or distinguish the 4th. Their names are Io Europa Ganymede and Callisto. Two where at my left, and they were keeping what seemed a regular distance scheme. two on the opposite sides where at the same distance when the one on the left coupling with the other was half the distance. It was an amazing sight. The color much different, bluish white, rose.

The moons appearing like jewels or infinitely small but enormously valuable sea pearls.

 Objectives accomplished. Learned and tested all the instruments, still have to familiarize with the 20 and 10 mm lenses oculars. Seen two Earth bound satellites randomly when searching for Mars.

 —-| Second day (Nov.6th 2013), time 17.50, 30’ of observation

Temperature cold, and humidity very high. End of session 18.35

Objective: very young Moon and Venus. (both South\South West low and lowering height in the sky) (unfortunately with Google Sky I saw Saturn was in conjunction too with the Moon but too far to be seen with the telescope of 70mm)

This time I involved also my mother that I wanted to introduce to the amazing atmosphere of sky observation.

Mounted in almost total darkness the telescope I put it in a open area that could give me margin of watch time since the two sky items were falling on the Horizon; for this I used a little iron table and brought a tripod chair helping to sit with the waist at level or lower then the scope tripod resting zone.

We checked first the Moon even if the planet was disappearing under the houses and the bushed in front of us on our artificial horizon, and we have been kept long time on it. First words my fellow observer said were: “ow, it’s really quite full of craters! …”. She then referred to the possibility of a person to be there and say hailing at us.

Well this is simple and might be trivial but it is beautiful and it is what the observation activity and learning of the sky and new Worlds study provokes in you. What we should all tend to is the orbital perspective I believe, which is one of the way that makes discover how lucky we are, and how Earth keepers we shall all become.

Moon appeared yellow, the dark side invisible but perceivable. Lots of craters on the illuminated side. By the way in these days is in the news the great number of meteorites reaching our satellite. These are visible with good scopes with bright explosions, which still stay very small at the eye, unless you use a very big telescope, but still…

 The Moon is bewitching and I promised I would see it again in the next months bringing the scope with me wherever will be the next destination.

We passed also on Venus, a white fireball, a little bit bigger then Mars and extremely bright differently from it.

I am looking forward to reach these planets with a stronger telescope to see them in their effective colors and shape and not anymore stereotyped like I can see them now.

The activity of sky observation is relaxing and helps you foster your imagination.

The first two observations couldn’t go better and I am looking forward to provoke the interest of other people to the art of Astronomy in the near future not just because it is an important science should be part of our curriculum but also for mere pleasure.

Next Objectives: Moon, The Pleiads and hopefully (possibly visible at naked ide) the comet ISON.

Clear Skies!

Marco

 

In first picture from left to right Jupiter, Mars and our Moon (which is believed to be a piece from Planet Earth fruit of collision Mars billions of years ago).
Second picture, my first observation,a random satellite and Mars.

beautifulmars:

Sinuous Ridge and Channel in Northeast Gale Crater
We understand there’s some rover in the general vicinity…

WOW - Have a look on HiRISE and if you speak italian, check Hi RISE Italiano, also on twitter.

beautifulmars:

Sinuous Ridge and Channel in Northeast Gale Crater

We understand there’s some rover in the general vicinity…

WOW - Have a look on HiRISE and if you speak italian, check Hi RISE Italiano, also on twitter.

It’s about music … yes this human creation we cannot live without it, some weeks ago I posted this on a profile on a famous social network : “I love to listen to music or read about it and realize it is one of the most powerful and strong manifestation we are alive. You too reflect about that, we created it, think about it, how silent is instead the Universe in contrast (at least at our ears). When you live your day, take care about our Planet Earth” 


Then, this last week, I step into this video on youtube which holds into its description\info a treasure.
Let’s listen to some real good ol’school RAP!

Let’s sing let’s dance let’s represent !!

While I was reading about the Indian Massacre of 1622 I stepped into the Pocahontas story and its origin, the early settlers expeditions from England on this wikipedia file here . While reading that file I started looking for free publications of the works of John smith and not only (other readings published about the same time of his and by other authors are suggested to be read to have a wider point of view …) so I found the link which is embedded in the title of this post and also this source of information here too .
http://archive.org is also a great source of free ebooks in different formats differently from the most of the sources that usually offer just a part of the old texts or better the entire texts in one format.

Good reading!

Nothing new: explaining what is happening in Israel and Palestine is history of European invasion of North and South America and the violent conquest of those lands (this explains also why is Europe so silent about it letting all that happen). Reading this story here will show how much is similar what is happening in Palestine and let understand better attitudes, meanings, motivations, outcomes of past and especially of the present.
To understand Israel and Palestine issue besides the many directly references, learning from and indirect source of information like the Ex Jugoslavia conflict dossiers and books available nowaday can really clear every doubt about what has been happening before and during WWII and lead to the understanding of the issue. It’s under our nose but we often barely understand why all this is happening around us.