Monday, September 28, 2015

Sunday Night's Eclipse

The Bonaire skies were nice and clear last night's eclipse of the Moon.  A bunch of us hung out in the parking lot at the International Bible Church to view it.  I shot a zillion images and have combined them into a time lapse video of sorts.

Unfortunately, I bumped into the scope a couple of times, so there are some big wobbles.  And there are some gaps, when the camera stopped shooting.  I can't wait for the next eclipse, so i can try again. You can see the moon pass by and over a number of background stars during the course of the eclipse.  That is pretty cool.

I'm not sure how the clip will look embedded here.  You can see if 1080p version on YouTube, if this one isn't too good.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Morning Planets Meet the Moon

Venus and Mars are looking quite nice in the pre-dawn sky these days.  Jupiter will be joining them soon.

This morning was special, because the Moon was right between Venus and Mars.

Venus is to the upper right of the Moon, and Mars is to the lower left of the Moon.  They make a straight line and Mars is more or less twice as far from the Moon as Venus is.

The darker photo includes a meteor that flashed by.  The lighter photo shows more stars.

You'll need to click on the images and see the larger versions to see much detail, I think.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Men's Conference in the Dominican Republic

We are airing some spot announcements on 800AM and 89.5FM about a big conference for men that will take place in the Dominican Republic from September 24-26.  The goal is to shed light on a Biblical model of masculinity.  The meetings, sponsored by Ministerio Integridad y Sabiduria,  will also be available online.

The sessions will be in the Spanish language I assume, but here is an overview of the events, in English.

Thursday, September 24

7:00am-8:30am---Doors Open and Registration

8:30am-9:00am---Welcome and Worship

9:00am-10:00am---Session 1:  Be a Man of Purpose (M. Núñez)

10:00am-10:30am---Announcements and Break

10:30am-12:00pm---Session 2:  Be a Man of God (O. Strachan)


3:00pm-4:00pm---Session 3:  Workshops

     -Be the Spiritual Leader of Your Wife (O. Strachan)

     -Be a Man of Pure Eyes (T. Challies)

     -Be a Strong Man in "Mid-Life-Crisis Years" (F. González de Chávez)

     -Be a Mature Man (O. Sánchez)

4:00pm-4:30pm---Break and Worship

4:30pm-6:00pm---Session 4:  Be a Biblical Man (T. Challies)

Friday, September 25


7:00pm-8:15pm---Session 5:  Be a Man of Integrity (T. Challies)

8:15pm-8:45pm---Break and Worship

8:45pm-10:00pm---Session 6:  Be a Man of Influence in Your Society (O. Strachan)

Saturday, September 26


2:30pm-3:45pm---Session 7:  Q&A (Strachan, Challies, Castleberry, Núñez)

3:45pm-4:00pm---Exit to Workshops

4:00pm-5:00pm---Session 8:  Workshops

     -Be the Father that God Wants You to Be (T. Challies)

     -Be a Wise Man (T. Martínez)

     -Be a Man Content Man/Man of Contentment (G. Peacock)

     -Be a Man of Financial Integrity (E. Saladín)

5:00pm-5:30pm---Break and Worship

5:30pm-6:45pm---Session 9:  Be a Disciple of Christ (O. Strachan)

6:45pm---Conference Closing

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Canon SX50 HS again

I did a post or two recently extoling the virtues of the humble Powershot SX50 HS and its surprisingly good zoom lens.  Canon USA is selling refurbished ones, until Sept. 7, for $150.  Since this is an older model, "refurbished" could very well mean new old stock.
I would rate this as a no-brainer if you need telephoto reach from time to time.