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Rainy Days and Mondays Always Get Me Down

Well, at least it isn’t Monday. Rainy days are no fun when you’re into astronomy, because if the sky stays cloudy, you’re pretty much done.  Can’t observe when the clouds are in the way.  And at the moment, the clouds look like they are here…

Blinded by the Light

Have you ever seen a satellite crossing the sky?  It’s kind of cool.  Satellites become visible because their solar panels and other reflective surfaces catch the light of the Sun and then reflect that light back down to Earth at night.  How can they reflect…