Blog Orbit – Blog Date September 2022


Hello there bloggies! It’s me, Simon – if you can remember me!

I wasn’t about much last month and I’ve not got much to tell you but I do have a couple of things… Most of what the last month about focused on a few little things as far as I can see:

1) The end of the life as we know it from a new idiot leader.
2) The end of life as we know it from extreme heat.
3) The end of life as we know it from the massive cost of living hike.

Really… nothing major. In all honesty though the last 2 and a half years have been really hard on all of us and these things keep coming to us to kick us and it can be hard to handle. Just make sure you lok after yourselves. If you need to talk with someone, get things off your chest as I know that I’m finding I struggle with it all at times.

One of the most peaceful things I do is looking at the stars and a few weeks back I got out the telescope and pointed it out to the stars as I realised that Saturn and Jupiter were finally on show to see. I took some pictures and wrote a post on it:

Astro Pics – 2 Planets and a Cluster


Not taking my eyes off the stars I’ve also managed to take a couple more pictures of the milky way, while I’ve done a fairly ok job – the post details that I still can do better.

Let me know what you think

A Galaxy of Stars



My series of posts sharing the story of our understanding of the universe has finished and I know I put them up a couple of months back but I’m going to keep putting them up – especially as this is agian a bit of a quiet month! This has gone all the way from Aristotle to Einstein and covered thousands of years. I’ve listed the posts below… have a look!


Time, Space and the Universe as we know it – Part 1 Early Understanding

Time, Space and the Universe as we know it – Part 2 Relative Motion

Time, Space and the Universe as we know it – Part 3 The Speed of Light and the Ether

Time, Space and the Universe as we know it – Part 4 Special Relativity

Time, Space and the Universe as we know it – Part 5 Relative Time

Time, Space and the Universe as we know it – Part 6 Relative Space

Time, Space and the Universe as we know it – Part 7 Relative Events in Space and Time

Time, Space and the Universe as we know it – Part 8 Energy and Matter



How about you guys? How are we all doing out there?




2001 – An Art Odyssey

Any of my long time bloggiesw ill know that one of my favourite all time SciFi stories is 2001 A Space Odyssey. For quite some time I’ve been thinking about what piece of work I could do for this. Eventually I chose this one, alshtough I have to say now that I would have done … Continue reading 2001 – An Art Odyssey

A Galaxy of Stars

A few weeks ago the sky was clearer than I’ve seen it for a long time and after seeing the success of someone else taking a picture with my same camrea I thought I would try the same settings and give it a go. The big variable with taking astrophotography pictures is the quality of … Continue reading A Galaxy of Stars

9 thoughts on “Blog Orbit – Blog Date September 2022

  1. I find a lot of comfort looking at the stars as well. They help me put all my worries and troubles in perspective; at the same time, they remind me that our world is very rare and very precious, and we need to do a better job taking care of it.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Hi Simon.
    The End of Life As We Know It:
    Cause- A little researched but very contagious disease….. Terminal Stupidity. Symptoms- Thinking Loud Reactionary Folk have the answers. Denial of Reality.
    In the meantime, keep on sending us those powerful and captivating images of the rest of the Universe and giving us the precious gift of Perspective.

    Liked by 2 people

It's great to hear from bloggies - feel free to leave a comment :-)

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.