messier object


oh no!
2010, February 28, 10:12 pm
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I haven’t posted all of February… that isn’t good.  Isn’t good at all.  More in March, I promise!



what’s the deal here?
2009, April 9, 7:46 pm
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A Messier object is, of course, one of the objects listed by the French astronomer Charles Messier as non-comets in 1774.  Some of ‘em are galaxies, some clusters, some nebulae, but they’re all farther away from you than you can imagine.

So here’s what’s going to go down here, once it comes on up: some thoughts on public history & museums, the intersections of cultural history & technology – science fiction, for you lame-os out there who like to read about that stuff, and whatever else pops up when it does.



Hello world!
2009, April 9, 4:47 pm
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So I guess WordPress welcomes me, huh?  I’m a big fan of the Hello, world! tradition (it amuses me to no end, the thought of so cheery a completely alien computer intelligence, even a newborn one – and perhaps a newborn one; when was the last time you saw a happy newborn?) so:

print:Hello world!