Stargazing In Dwejra, Gozo

Dwejra is a small bay on the tiny island of Gozo (Malta’s smaller sister island) made famous by its now extinct Azure Window, made even more famous by it’s role in the first season of Game of Thrones. I’d visited this Mediterranean landmark a number of times, hopping on the ferry and keeping an eye... Continue Reading →

Preserving Dark Skies

From Van Gogh’s Starry Night to Goya’s El Tres de Mayo, artists have always embraced the darkness and sought night’s allure. While the rest of the world is tucked under their blankets or lying with a lover, some of us are night owls, using those small, silent hours to create while the rest slumber. Late... Continue Reading →

Painting Rarities

Unless you've lived in a hole for the last 48 hours, you'll know that the United States hosted a magnificent and rare spectacle yesterday; the first total eclipse in the region in 99 years. As the earth went eerily still, eerily cold and so rapidly dark, the moon made its debut - obscuring the sun... Continue Reading →

Betelgeuse and a Bee

We can't predict the future. But, in some cases, we can make fairly accurate estimations for situations that are extremely likely to occur, thanks to diligent research and hard science. Betelgeuse, the red and brightest star in the constellation of Orion in the night sky, may be barely perceptible to the naked eye, but this... Continue Reading →

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