2003 Archives


29 December 2003

SaturnI took some pictures of Saturn on Sunday. The result is not impressive, even by the standards of amateur astronomy, but it's the best image of Saturn that I've made. More...

Transcendence 0.7

28 November 2003

Transcendence is a game of space combat and adventure in which you travel throughout the star systems of Human Space and encounter pirates, outlaws, and slavers bent on taking your ship, your cargo, and your life. More...

A Lunar Eclipse

8 November 2003

I've never been interested in lunar eclipses. Even a partial solar eclipse can be an unforgettable event, and watching a total eclipse of the sun can count as one of life's most amazing experiences. But for some reason I have never been able to get too excited about a lunar eclipse. The moon starts getting dark. Then it turns sort of reddish. Then it starts getting bright again. Whatever. More...

On the Concorde

18 October 2003

On May 17th, 2003 I finally got to fly on Concorde. I booked the trip from London to New York in early March after reading news reports that pieces of the Concorde's rudder had fallen off in flight. After that, I knew that it was only a matter of time before they either retired the Concorde fleet or grounded it after another accident. More...

Concorde Lands at Logan

9 October 2003

The Concorde lands at Logan Airport on one of its last flights. More...

Mars from Earth and from Space

20 September 2003

Mars from Cambridge, MA through a 20 centimeter (8") Meade SCT.