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Stars and Star Trek

On the writing front, I finished the review of the edits for Redshift yesterday, typed up my notes, retyped a few entries to make them semi-coherent and sent them off to Marco. Now, it's just a matter of waiting until the book comes out in October.

That's still a concept I'm wrapping my head around. I guess I'm still new enough at this business that the idea of a book coming out that has something in it I contributed still gets me excited. Actually, I hope thirty years from now or so, I still get that excited. *grin*

Now, I need to finish those edits to The Price of Conviction and get them to kradical by Friday.

Took my Stars and Constellations test in Astronomy Lab last night. This test required us to visually identify 10 stars and 10 constellations. Even though it was somewhat overcast, I was able to spot a couple of stars and that gave me the reference points I needed to get started. For the record, I identified:

Stars: Capella, Betelgeuse, Bellatrix, Rigel, Saif, Merope, Alcyone, Atlas, Arcturus, Regulus, Spica, Pollux, Castor, Sirius, Procyon, Polaris, Aldebaran

Constellations: Auriga, Orion, Taurus, Virgo, Bootes, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Leo Major, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Gemini, Lepus

We're going to an observatory at Goddard Space Center tonight as an additional lab and then next week is simply a review for our finals in our regular Astronomy classes. I've really enjoyed the Astronomy labs and I hope I can get a chance to use some of this knowledge, not only in my writing, but also when I drag the daughter-unit's telescope out on a dark summer's evening.

Hmmm, maybe we could upgrade it to a . . . *grin*

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