Jon Crispin's Notebook

Summer Solstice

Posted in Dogs, Labradors, Seasons by joncrispin on 22/06/2015

Yesterday was the longest day of the year, and there was a little event at the UMASS Sunwheel.  We put the dog in the car and went down to see what was happening.  It was a beautiful evening.

This has been the greenest summer I can remember in a long time, although that could relate to the fact that I was in California earlier this month, and the contrast is striking.

Transit of Venus

Posted in Community, Family, People, Science, Weather by joncrispin on 05/06/2012

Cris and I took the Pearl for a walk early this evening and we stumbled upon an interesting crowd at the UMASS Sunwheel.  It dawned on me pretty quickly that it had something to do with the “Transit of Venus“.

Some of the UMASS astronomy people were handing out these cool little eclipse viewers.  Cris had a hard time seeing the dot, but I was able to pick it out at about the 1 o’clock position on the sun.  (If you click the link above and look at the Wikipedia page, Venus was in a similar position.)

It is so great to live in a community where you can come across gatherings like this one, and it was so nice that the rainy weather cleared out just at the right time.

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