Archive for April 22nd, 2018

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My presentation on choosing and using binoculars is now freely available

April 22, 2018

I’ve had the opportunity to give this talk a few places now, including the Riverside Telescope Maker’s Conference and Norwescon 41, and I regularly get requests to post the slide deck somewhere so people can refer back to it. Deal! Here it is:

Wedel 2018 – exploring the universe with binoculars

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In Search of Stardust currently less than $3 new

April 22, 2018

I don’t know how or why this is happening, but Jon Larsen’s excellent book In Search of Stardust: Amazing Micrometeorites and Their Terrestrial Imposters, which originally retailed for $24.99, is currently available on Amazon for $2.37. If you have Amazon Prime, the shipping is free, so this really nice full-color hardback book is cheaper than…well, just about everything. I’ve had a copy since it first came out and I just ordered another one on general principles. Thinking about ordering a stack to pass out to people who are interested in space, science, or just, like, things.

I don’t know how long this ridiculous sale will last, but I suggest you do the right thing. Here’s the link.