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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Astronomy


Another day, another scrimmage, this time at Centereach Park with a 930 start.  This is right up the road from Planet Fitness and enough time for a workout before the scrimmage starts.  Kyle is playing well, and he scores two goals today.
 
We make some more progress with the basement and should be clear tomorrow to start putting down the underlayment.  We have some ceiling tiles to replace and when I went to Home Depot today, the box of drop ceiling tiles ran up at $120….I said it did not seem right and have to leave them at the register.  Got home and checked the price on the internet and the ones I brought up to the register must have been the super primo ones, as there is another box for $38.

Kyle has to paint a couple of doors and help me carry all our laminate to the basement.  I was able to borrow a table saw and will do a quick measure tomorrow to determine if the first row and last row will have be able to remain full width boards or if partial width boards are a better idea.

This day in history “On February 19, 1473, Nicolaus Copernicus is born in Torun, a city in north-central Poland on the Vistula River. The father of modern astronomy, he was the first modern European scientist to propose that Earth and other planets revolve around the sun.
Copernicus was born into a family of well-to-do merchants, and after his father's death, his uncle--soon to be a bishop--took the boy under his wing. He was given the best education of the day and bred for a career in canon (church) law. At the University of Krakow, he studied liberal arts, including astronomy and astrology, and then, like many Poles of his social class, was sent to Italy to study medicine and law”.

We have been watching the night sky this winter when we get a chance.  Clear crisp nights have revealed a variety of constellations.  I want to go out with Luke the next time we have a meteor shower.  Did you know that the building blocks of life can stay dormant on objects in space, and then reactivate when they reach a suitable place, like earth.  In other words, meteorites may have been molecular tool kits, providing the essential building blocks for life on Earth.

I am coming down with a cold, which I sure hope will pass quick.  We have too much work planned for the next couple of days to be feeling crappy.  We are getting ready to watch Amazing race and the cable box glitches and won’t reload.  Sue tries a few times and gets the cable box to load.  60 Minutes is running late, so we didn’t miss anything.  I wonder, did the Mayans discover popped corn ?  I know they were watching the sky.  

Photo of the day “Astronomy”


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