Early spring brings us opportunities, once again, for viewing the Zodiacal Light. To see it, find a nice dark viewing spot and wait until it is completely dark after sunset. In the spring you look to the western horizon to see sunlight reflected by interplanetary dust particles. Look for a tall, left sloping wedge of diffuse light rising up from the horizon.
Articles for the ‘Opinion’ Category
“Got your bong yet?” Barney asked. I don’t feign total innocence about the world of pot smoking but, on the other hand, I am hazy on the exact nature of…[Read more]
Anyone who reads much in the history of colonial New Mexico will sooner or later run across the word “genizaro.” It was a true “localism,” that is, a term used…[Read more]
Success at sea This hopeful story actually reports a 17-year work-in-progress of the parties involved. And at last, there have been high-fives all around. But first, the difficulties. North America…[Read more]
As a nod to the 1964 predictions of science fiction writers Isaac Asimov and Author C. Clark, El Defensor Chieftain would like to continue the tradition with some of our…[Read more]
The Yellow Birds In Iraq, in “The Yellow Birds,” by Kevin Powers, Bartle and Murphy try to be good soldiers, but it’s difficult. Bartle finally decides he doesn’t always have…[Read more]