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Tiny1 AstroCamera

As a teenager growing up in the 60s … at the height of the space race … I could never have comprehended that we would develop the level of technology that would allow the Tiny1 to exist. Now 50 years later, I am no longer surprised by anything.

If you are a child of the Space Age, love to look at the night sky, or just want to be amazed at how far technology has come, check out Tiny1 on Indiegogo. 

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We live in the future. Come join us.

I am unapologetically pro-science and pro-technology. I am also a futurist as my blog postings show.

However science, technology, and futurism should not and must not equate to the destruction of culture and tradition of any peoples. The current wave of protests against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea, while news to me, is an ongoing clash between the culture and traditions of native peoples and the interests of outsiders.

I have no opinions on the current protests, but this post is a good starting place to learn more.

Additional sources of information 

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/05/mauna_kea_telescope_protests_scientists_need_to_reflect_on_history_and_culture.html

http://www.civilbeat.com/2015/04/peter-apo-mauna-kea-under-siege

KE KAUPU HEHI ALE

Adapted from NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


We Live in the Future. Come Join Us.

by Bryan Kamaoli Kuwada

“Hawaiians need to stop living in the past.” We’ve all heard this before, and we’re probably going to hear it a lot in the coming days. Brave people are getting arrested up on our sacred mountain right now in frigid temperatures (there was even a blizzard there a couple of weeks back), continuing a years-long fight and engaging in a blockade to prevent the further cultural and environmental desecration of the very piko, the umbilicus, the center of our islands by the Thirty Meter Telescope. I attended an overnight vigil a few nights ago on our island to show support for these koa on theirs, and we got an update via phone from Kahoʻokahi Kanuha and Lanakila Mangauil, two of the humble young leaders of the blockade. I…

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A day without …

  

  

http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/abd4/   (out of stock)

  

https://www.etsy.com/listing/176132788/a-day-without-fusion-is-like-a-day  (text only)

  

Which reminds me of a story …

The astronomy professor just completed her lecture on the life cycle of the sun and had commented that the latest theories suggested that the Sun would run out of hydrogen in 2.8 billion years, killing all life on Earth.

A hand frantically waved in the back of the lecture hall.

“Question?” the professor asked.

“How much longer until the sun runs out of hydrogen?”

“Approximately 3 billion years.”

  

“Oh thank god,” the student uttered in obvious relief. “I thought you said million years.”

A Brief History of Everything

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