Archive for date: July 4, 2005


July 4, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Well, last year I recorded a simple quicktme of the fireworks using my little Nikon 4500 from Jack London Square. This year, I decided to take out my new JVC MiniDV camcorder, and trundled it down to Pinole to try the same. I brought a tripod, set it up in manual mode with a best […]

Deep Impact, the Movie

July 4, 2005 | Astronomy, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Check out this movie of the impactor as viewed from the flyby spacecraft. Cool.

Some 4th of July Links

July 4, 2005 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Need some audio material? Try the Colonial Williamsburg Past to Present Podcasts. Or, you could just download The Declaration of Independence, available from Project Gutenberg as etext #1.

No Dinosaurs Left on Tempel 1

July 4, 2005 | Astronomy | By: Mark VandeWettering

Tonight the Deep Impact space probe impacted Comet Tempel 1. I’m watching the coverage life on NASA TV. We can expect to see a photo from the flyby space craft to be all over the front pages tomorrow. Congratulations to all those rocket scientists. Cool stuff.