Quasars, Carbon Stars, Bass Guitars...
"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to
man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees
all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern."
― William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
"We are all lying in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the
- Oscar Wilde
"Everything under heaven is in utter chaos; the situation is
- Chairman Mao Tse Tung
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
SCIENCE EDUCATION ,
including my 2002 book on
Peer Instruction For Astronomy (a teacher's guide for introductory undergraduate astronomy). See some popular science articles too.
HOBBIES especially playing bass with The Wicked Pickers . Before that, J.P. Tropicale with Cornell Coley, before that, the Little Big Band Feed the Meter .
The is from Hubble, showing a distant cluster of (mostly red) galaxies acting as a gravitational lens, producing the optical illusion of 4 (blue) images of the same background quasar.