From the Vaults

Musical ramblings from the manager

FTV: Star Trek – the Movie(s)

       The last time my wife surprised me with a book she found at our local St. Vinnie’s, we both had a few moments of head scratching trying to remember if I had already read it.  Published in 1994 by HarperCollins, Star Trek Movie Memories by William Shatner (with Chris Kreski) certainly seemed familiar.  The […]

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AstroCal – January 2022

       Happy New Year!  January kicks off the Lunar Cycle with a New Moon taking place on Sunday January 2.  The Young Crescent Moon will greet 2022 in the early twilight of January 3.  Look for it very close to the SW horizon and watch it rise a little higher each evening.  You can track […]

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FTV: Bell or Edison? Part 2

       In Part 1, we asked whether Alexander Graham Bell or Thomas Alva Edison should be given credit for having the most profound effect on our modern world.  Having made the case for Bell, it is now time to examine the evidence for the fabled Wizard of Menlo Park, Thomas Alva Edison, to wear the […]

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FTV: Bell or Edison?

     Speaking strictly from our point of view in the year 2021, given all of the amazing devices we have (literally) at our fingertips, which of the two men mentioned in the title above deserves the highest accolades for influencing our world?  Alexander Graham Bell or Thomas Alva Edison?  Perhaps I can help you make a […]

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AstroCal – December 2021

       We will begin this month’s tour of astronomical happenings with the planets visible in the south-southwest and southwestern sky at dusk.  The brightest is Venus (magnitude – 4.7 on Dec 1 and -4.4 Dec 31) and located closest to the horizon to the lower right of Jupiter (mag. -4.7) and Saturn (mag. +1.5).  All […]

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