Two carnivals, no waiting

By Phil Plait | July 7, 2009 5:00 pm

Bored? Looking for intelligent, fun, interesting articles to read when your boss isn’t looking?

Then have I got the blog carnivals for you! Check out the 110th Carnival of Space, and the 114th Skeptics’ Circle, collections of the past week’s blog posts about, duh, space and skepticism, respectively.

And who knows? Maybe your boss will like them too.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Astronomy, Skepticism, Space
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Comments (10)

  1. Thanks, Phil! I thought these were never going to be posted. But I have had my unquestioning, irrational faith in you renewed: Phil always follows through.

    Cheers,
    Jack

  2. ZERO

    Word to your momma!

  3. Thanks for linking to the Skeptics Circle. I still can’t believe that I got 2 articles in there this time.

  4. Mike Wagner

    Finally! After a week of cloudy weather I finally saw the ISS pass over for the first time in my life. It was huge, bright, and fast. What an awesome sight.
    And as a prelude I got to see an Iridium flare two minutes before :)

  5. IBY

    @Mike
    It is indeed a spectacular sight, and for me, it happened conveniently at a star party held by the Delaware astro club I am in.
    Say, what is that iridium flare you are talking about?

  6. IBY

    @Mike
    It is indeed a spectacular sight, and for me, it happened conveniently at a star party held by the Delaware astro club I am in.
    Say, what is that iridium flare you are talking about?

    D’oh! Double post! Stupid mouse

  7. Dude: you’re missing what has to be the goofiest pareidolia of the decade: http://cbs13.com/local/michael.jackson.tree.2.1072797.html

  8. Mike Wagner

    The Iridium satellites have a large antenna array which catches the light and makes them really bright for a short time. It’s pretty cool.
    Oddly enough, I checked to see which one it was and it can’t have been an Iridium satellite since the closest one passed by 30 minutes beforehand.
    Guess I’ll have to investigate further to see which one it might have been.

  9. I love carnivals.

    You must be this tall ——————————————————–

    —————————————————————
    to use the rides.

    :)

    J/P=?

  10. Mike Wagner

    Nope. No luck finding out what it was. Heavens Above doesn’t have anything on file for 2 minutes before the ISS flew over here last night. It would have flashed around 8 minutes after midnight Atlantic Daylight Time, in the center of Ursa Major from my viewpoint.
    The ISS passed near the same point at 11 minutes after.
    Whatever it was it was bright :)
    The ISS pass in 10 minutes is going to be even brighter than last nights show. Woot!

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