Events in the Night Sky - Photography by Stan Richard - from Iowa, Wisconsin, Wyoming - aurora borealis (northern lights), night sky, landscape, moon, planets, weather


"I would rather be ashes than dust!  I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot.  I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in a magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.  The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.  I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.  I shall use my time."

-Jack London

*Dedicated to the crew of the Columbia - STS 107*

 


Forgetting the night sky for a moment and getting down to earth, I feel that in the not-to-distant future we're all going to have to get good at farming again, or possibly go hungry. Not to be an alarmist but I've read too many recent stories to think that this couldn't happen here in America. I recently purchased my own survival seed kit. It's a small price to pay for peace of mind and to make sure my family does have food, just in case the worst happens.



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Astronomy Picture of the Day

I've been honored to have 6 of my photos posted on APOD:

September 29, 2000

March 13, 2001  

December 21, 2001

May 1, 2004

May 20, 2005

December 18, 2006

 

Also check out these links:

Spaceweather.com

Solar Terrestrial Dispatch

Astronomy Stock Photography at Can Stock Photo

 

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Photography, Prints by Stan Richard - from Iowa, Wisconsin, Wyoming - aurora borealis (northern lights), night sky, landscape, moon, planets, weather