Saturday, March 28, 2015

Headed Back to Sea

Hey Space Placers!

I am enroute to join Holland America's Statendam for a 16-day cruise from Lima, Peru to San Diego, CA.

This is a bit of a nostalgic trip as I gave my first cruise lectures on Statendam 17 years ago during the 2/98 total solar eclipse in the southern Caribbean with Sky & Telescope and a number of other Scientific Expeditions lecturers that are now friends, including WTTG Fox 5's Sue Palka. She and her cameraman Joe caught the eclipse on wet film (no digital) and got it off the ship in time for the 10 o'clock news in DC.

HAL Statendam
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I hope to see the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds which are the largest dwarf galaxies to our Milky Way Galaxy - this is on my bucket list to do so. I also hope to see and photograph as well the Southern Cross and the incredible southern Milky Way.

As usual I can't say how well the Internet will hold up but I will try to post each day to share the sky and hopefully pics with you.

Sky Guy not in VA

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