Telescope on the grass Under the Stars Astronomy

Telescope on the grass Under the Stars Astronomy

Telescope on the grass Under the Stars background

Astronomy (from Greek: αστρονομία) is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It applies mathematics, physics, and chemistry, in an effort to explain the origin of those objects and phenomena and their evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and comets; while the phenomena include supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts, and cosmic microwave background radiation. More generally, all astronomical phenomena that originate outside Earth’s atmosphere are within the purview of astronomy. A related but distinct subject, physical cosmology, is concerned with the study of the Universe as a whole.
Astronomy is the oldest of the natural sciences. The early civilizations in recorded history, such as the Babylonians, Greeks, Indians, Egyptians, Nubians, Iranians, Chinese, and Maya performed methodical observations of the night sky. Historically, astronomy has included disciplines as diverse as astrometry, celestial navigation, observational astronomy and the making of calendars, but professional astronomy is now often considered to be synonymous with astrophysics.
During the 20th century, the field of professional astronomy split into observational and theoretical branches. Observational astronomy is focused on acquiring data from observations of astronomical objects, which is then analyzed using basic principles of physics. Theoretical astronomy is oriented toward the development of computer or analytical models to describe astronomical objects and phenomena. The two fields complement each other, with theoretical astronomy seeking to explain the observational results and observations being used to confirm theoretical results.
Astronomy is one of the few sciences where amateurs can still play an active role, especially in the discovery and observation of transient phenomena. Amateur astronomers have made and contributed to many important astronomical discoveries, such as finding new comets.

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Bangkok Sleeping Buddha at Wat Pho

Bangkok Sleeping Buddha at Wat Pho

The Sleeping Buddha at Wat Pho (aka Wat Phra Chetuphon) in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Sleeping Buddha at Wat Pho

Currently I am on medication due to allergy from dust and weather. It’s side effect is SLEEPINESS! Direction: One after breakfast and one after dinner. The one after dinner is not really the problem but the problem is after breakfast because it make me really lazy and sleepy. I have been trying to stay awake thru out the day during work! There were time that I just blank out at the computer’s monitor, day dreaming! And that was how I got reminded of the picture I took of the Sleeping Buddha at Wat Pho weeks ago and I would like to share it before I fell asleep in front of the computer!

Bangkok is full of amazing place to visit! I hope that I get to visit everything there are to offer by the city before I had to depart, once again.


Posted by Two Steps Behind on 2009-08-11 16:49:07

Tagged: , Travel , Architecture , Bangkok , Temple , Thailand

The Capital City Of Thailand

The Capital City Of Thailand

Enjoy traveling to South Asia this year and experience the delights – visit Bangkok. Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand and also one of the worldly popular tourism resorts known for adept and lucrative tourism packages. You might have seen certain beautiful destinations in the movies depicting opulent Bangkok beaches and night life but this year you may get an exciting opportunity to come and explore this fantastic destination which is worth exploring. Those of you who have visited Bangkok before this would certain corroborate to this notion of mine and for those of you who haven’t visited Bangkok yet should certainly book flights to Bangkok this year and experience the ample delights by your own self and be one of those endorsers who recommend Bangkok as one of the greatest tourism resorts on earth.


Bangkok is a famous South Asian city which promises great tourism full of joy and adventure. A home to sundry attractions and great number of exciting joyous activities is all what your cheap flights to Bangkok comprise of. The city is replete with nature, and as well as manmade amenities. One gets to enjoy almost everything here – just name any thing and you surely would get to find out here. Great embellishing beaches, opulent landscapes, sights, views, buildings, great shopping malls, superb and enchanting weather throughout the year, etc.


The good news is that now you can book your cheap flights to Bangkok at an ease. There is no point that you would find any difficulty in getting the best quoted Bangkok fares as the approach to get one is pretty easy and feasible for the Internet users. If you are good at browsing, then prior to your sought depart time log on and surf various web portals of sundry major air lines and the pertinent travel agents dealing in Bangkok flights. Probe for the best prices from them in order to book the cheapest one for yourself plus an imperative point to mull over is to avoid booking on weekends or any of the days when Bangkok enjoys any official holiday or any festival or party is going on because this turn out to increase Bangkok air fares.

Flights to Bangkok has open a new world to me I have seen such an amazing wonderful cheap flights to Bangkok golden collections of the relish able that enrich my nature to be never lost.

Sweeping Away The Memories

Sweeping Away The Memories

Carefully I sweep the dust from days before
Seeing every step, every soul as there
Eventually, slowly, the memories fade
I am sweeping thoughts I cannot endure

Photo taken shortly after the death of the Abbot, Wat Pra Kaew Don Tao, Lampang, North Thailand (วัดพระแก้วดอนเต้า ลำปาง)

From Archive, still have computer problems. Thank you for patience, I will try to catch up with my friends soon

Posted by on 2009-08-23 00:09:48

Tagged: , monk , funeral , abbot , wat pra kaew don tao , วัดพระแก้วดอนเต้า , lampang , ลำปาง , thailand , thai , guava , iamguava , earthasia , 5photosaday , blueribbonwinner

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Picking Her Shot,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Picking Her Shot,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

One of my new shooters is getting ready to photograph other students on the railing above us.
For nearly two years I have been documenting many students and teachers in the schools I help train in.
Every week new CD’s were handed out at each school with hundreds of photos showing all the activity’s they are engaged in.
This last month one girl [in the photo ] showed a keen interest in photography.
She would borrow a teachers p/s and go to work having fun.
After talking with her teacher about her new interest in photography it was decided that she would be my helper.
Thus she would learn more and keep her interest level high.
I told her to bring her very best friends and we would wander around the school and shoot everything.
Having an old Sony H1 that gets little use I figured this would be their starting camera.
First lesson I held the Nikon D300 with a Nikkor 17-55 2.8 lens as they took turns peeking through the viewfinder and pressing the shutter.
Then they were given the H1 which was in P mode and let em loose.
They get about an hour out of the two AA batteries then the lesson is over for the day.
That night all photos are loaded onto a CD with no PP.
Next day they upload into the schools computer and the giggling starts !
They were fast to figure out they must hold still while shooting.
Now their holding the camera fairly well, tucking in elbows, planting their feet, keep sun to their back, est…
They are also given the CD I shoot of them shooting their subjects.
For the hour we are out and about most all of the school is involved in being models.

This day I dusted off the Sigma 10-20 WA 4-5.6, mounted it on the D300 and had my own fun chasing the busy little bee’s around. This is Way To Much Fun…;-)
OK here is the new news about my job.

Just a few months back the world saw Thailand in a disturbing dark situation.

I put my wife on a plane for America for her safety. She is back now after being gone for about three months.
If we did end up in civil war I would escape out the back door and take my chances in Cambodia.

There is still situations here that is going to take a long time to work through !

Anyway I could see the writing on the wall !
International investors were pulling up stakes and leaving the country as the whole mess continued to heat up.
My pay check comes through a foundation and is filtered through the schools then into my bank account, that’s how it works here.
Donations fell flat fast as I predicted….;-(

So Friday the big boss had to deal with the "It is what it is" situation and told me in September when the term is over my job will be gone. Knowing this was going to happen it was not a shock at all and taken with a grain of salt.
I will miss all these kids and teachers greatly as our relationship is one of great friendship and up lifting happiness..
The kids don’t know yet but they will be sad to the Max. No more Khru Jon the Funny Fo-toe Man, khru means teacher in Thai.
When the Ax comes down in September I hope to have found something but it is always iffy in Thailands current economy.

When one door shuts another is opened…;-)

Photo Inserted.
please no graphics

Posted by Jon in Thailand on 2010-07-11 04:04:13

Tagged: , Thailand , Thai , School , Girl , Big Eyes , Eyes , Black , Nikon , D300 , Sony , Sigma , Lens , 10-20 Wide Angle F4-5.6 , Student , Girl Scouts , totallythailand

Those were the Days

Those were the Days

Dedication to Sanshiro on his passing away on 6 Aug 2007 (sorry for quite personal issue)

He didn’t want to leave and I didn’t want to let him go, so we were fighting his death together. I know he loves me but still I underestimate his love he showed when he was sick.

At the first day of being sick, he didn’t allow anyone to be close, he bited but he allowed me to touch. I took him to clinic and left him there till evening I came to pick him up as I think it would be better for him to stay in clinic. But he didn’t like it at all. He talked very, very long at the moment I was about to leave clinic. I never hear his talk before. The doctor said he may complain about his pain.

Every evening when I picked him up he looked so bad like wilting vegetables but at night at home he was better. At night I talked to him, cleaned him with wet clothes, he looked so comfort and slept. I put him in a box but he climbed out, several times till I gave up. Not only moving out from box but he moved his body pulling the saline tube till the end just to turn his face to the direction I was sitting at computer desk. Then I understood why he climbed out of very big box even though he had no energy. He wanted to see me every remaining moment he had.

So I decided to sleep on ground near him and I knew he like music. When we were together in the car he was so naughty but if I turned on music he will listen, had a long and deep sigh and sleep happily. So that night we listened to classic music together. He woke up again when music stopped and I forgot how to set repeating play of CD. So I woke up and replayed music again and again so that he could sleep well with less pain. It’s so sweet night we spent together.. He was better, could walk in the morning. That gave me hope.

In the morning I took him to clinic and went to work but I was 5 minutes late to pick him up one evening so the clinic was closed. He stayed there whole day and night without me. Next morning I went to pick him up and I could not help crying so much. His body was shaking all the times and he looked terribly worse. I called him several times, as he heard my voice he was shaking less and looked calmer. I felt so bad leaving him so long time, alone in the dark whole night without mental support.

In spite of his worse condition, still being together with me at night till morning he could walk again. It’s like cycle, at night and morning at home he was able to walk but at day till evening at clinic he looked seriously sick.

I decided not to go to the beach for farewell party of my colleague though I spent 4000 Baht for that trip just to be with him till the last moment.

The last day I took him to clinic and he talked so long again. Maybe he said dont leave him there. I thought I would take him in a box to my office to be together but finally I left him at clinic in case of emergency he would be cured. That’s my wrong decision and I failed to fulfill his last desire to be with me at last moment.

When I came to pick him up, he was gone already few minutes before. He died while he was fighting angrily with people at clinic not allowing them to touch him. I was shocked and no words I could say. I saw him walk in the morning and picked up his deasd body in evening.

Normally, we Thai people bury dead pets but for Sanshiro I want to have him with me even only small parts of him, so a little cremation my niece and I did at night..I did it with tears like river. I kept every dust of his ash in flower bucket and kept his bones, even small pieces like small teeth, in glass box.

I am not an easily crying type of person but for him, I cried so a lot, I cried for weeks and ate less remembering how hard he tried eaqch day he fought tyo to live further with me. It was about 2 weeks or more, my niece and I both were dizzy and looked like low blood pressure, I started to realize that we should let this sadness go. So I made life back to common. That’s for my niece to go on happily.

I still see him everyday on computer screen and his photos showing up everyday as Flickrs see his photo everyday. The photo showing tender love and care between him and his mother-like dog is always the one of the most viewd and faved in my photostream.

His love shows me that it’s not only love or loyalty as I feed him but it’s greater love than that.. and the 5 days of his sickness I really realise that pet has sensational feeling with owner. Love could cure within a night as he showed to me 4 nights we were fighting with his death togther. He stood and walked up again and again.

He was homeless cat left alone at the beach at very young age, I found him so thin and hungry at beach. He was so small on my palm, so I took him home with me. He dedicated his life and love to me since then. I took so many photos of him. He was photogenic and gave me still pose even long time. I’m glad I have many of his photos now for memorty and to share with you.

I miss him and wish him know

Nonthaburi, Thailand

Posted by Araleya on 2008-08-05 17:58:28

Tagged: , Araleya , friend , pet , animal , dedication , Pass away , love , Sanshiro , cat , kitty , Last moment , together , Panasonic , FZ20 , Leica , Nonthaburi , home , Thailand , Leica digital , Sick , sentimental , story , death , memory , kitten