Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 28/09/2015

Waiting for the 8323 Krimigis Asteroid …


Crepuscular Glow & Skygazing in the Island of Chios …

“The 8323 Krimigis Asteroid” was late but I was patiently waiting …

“8323 Krimigis Asteroid”

“And what he greatly thought,he nobody dared.”

Homer,The Odyssey

* Dedicated to Stamatios Krimigis who comes from Chios *

* 8323 Krimigis is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 17, 1979 and named after Dr Stamatios Krimigis.

*The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Trophy for 2015 was awarded to Stamatios M. Krimigis, who for 45 years has pioneered the exploration of our Solar System and beyond while at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland.His visionary work developing new and innovative ways for NASA to explore the solar system provided the Laboratory with the opportunity to contribute engineering and science expertise to humanity’s quest to understand our Universe.

Currently, he is involved in missions to Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, the heliosphere, and participating in path-breaking contributions to understanding the transition zone to interstellar space.

“And what he greatly thought,he nobody dared.”

Homer,The Odyssey

Powered by the Ruler of the Wind ...

Powered by Aeolus,the Ruler of the Winds …

Plaing with the Moon ...

Into the Solar System and Beyond …

Heavenly Bodies Orbiting around the Island of Chios & Brilliant Careers while Exploring Intersteller Space …

N.B. * There is a Total Eclipse of the Moon on the night of September 27-28, 2015. It happens to be the closest Supermoon of 2015.Enjoy it if you’re an ardent sky-gazer.The event will not be repeated until 2033. … *

https://jeteliot.wordpress.com/

Sharing the celestial observations of a talented writer and a great sky-watcher :

“Last night I enjoyed watching the long event of the lunar eclipse, sat bundled in a blanket on my deck as it rose over the valley, even heard an owl. There were many stars and planets out during the eclipse, and then when earth’s shadow passed and the moon was exposed, the stars faded in lieu of the lunar spotlight.”

Thank you dear Jet!You made the Celestial Double Event brighter 🙂

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Responses

  1. Wonderful post, Doda! I love exploration of space. And try to read all news about discoveries as they happen. Thank you for introducing Mr. Krimigis – he is a wonderful pioneer. I missed the lunar eclipse 😦 It all happened under heavy cloud cover here.

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    • So many thanks for appreciating my post dedicated to our beautiful universe and especially to a great explorer,Mr.Krimigis.Sad that weather conditions didn’t permit you to enjoy the big,celestial event.
      Btw,huge congrats;your published books are absolutely fascinating!I have left a comment on your recent post 🙂 xxx

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  2. the first picture is very beautiful 🙂

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    • Oh,is it ? Can’t thank you enough for all your visits and your comments dear Joshi 🙂

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  3. I am an astronomy buff Doda and I love this post- a space in the immense universe!! Wonderful info on Krimigis and my imagination and mind are boggled at the thought of the transition zone to interstellar space and the mysterious energy ribbon that encircles our solar system out there before(?) the Oort cloud!! Thank you Doda for writing about him!

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    • Just a couple of hours ago,I tweeted away about the 2nd Symposium of “The Seven Wise Men of Cosmology”,on October 2, addressing fundamental questions as to how the universe began and where we come from.There will be a live webcast so as to reach out to as many researchers and academics as possible.Then,on October 3, the scientists will visit the NEO Environmental Observatory at the Costa Navarino Resort in Messinia, ancient Messene on October 4, as well as an event organised by the Greek Union of Physicists in Kalamata.You can join them and discuss about the giant shell of the icy bodies that encircles our solar system … Thank you dear Cybele.I must make a beeline for your own Cosmos,I’m rather late … 🙂

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      • this is wonderful!! I so love to watch and learn!! the universe is mind boggling and awe inspiring!!

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        • And infinite,unfathomable!Each time they open a door they find millions of doors closed …Chaotically Harmonious Universe,dear Cybele 🙂

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  4. Lovely purity of light and lovely windmills. AND a very informative post it was a pleasure to read.

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    • Thank you so much dear friend Shey!I’m so glad you appreciated it 🙂

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      • One of the things we always noticed about Greece was the purity of the light at certain times of the day. Your photograph captures that. I do remember seeing windmills like these on Leros too. Lovely post xxx

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        • And,you added your own light to my post,your own electromagnetic radiation,dear Shey!I’m thinking of Aristotle’s theory that Light travels and we perceive the different angles of refraction and the Rayleigh scattering in the atmosphere.Now recall those golden sunset nuances in the island of Leros … 🙂 xxx

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          • AW!!! I am now recalling the light on all the lovely islands I’ve visited, you very sweet darling x

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  5. Loved the video 🙂 and I learnt something new 🙂 I was not into star gazing back in 79 🙂 I was up to my armpits in two children who would have been 4 and 2 🙂

    I did star gaze into the heavens last evening dear Doda.. and your capture of the moon is better than my own.. I set my alarm and was up at 2 3,-30am, to watch the eclipse for 3am.. and was not disappointed.. It was spectacular and it turned a beautiful shade to own the title of Blood Moon. 🙂

    Love and Hugs dear Doda.. xxx ❤

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    • Then,you were a devotee mother,you had a sacred role to play.Stars could wait,they are perpetually shining and we,like stardust,venture into the magical realms of the Cosmos … When I was a little child I used to count the stars in my dreams with my own Astrolabe … Oh,I’d love to see this beautiful shade that gave you away the Blood Moon.Thank you Sue Dear!Love & Hugs to you too 🙂 < 3 xxx

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      • I wish my phone camera had shown it more clearly, instead the photo came out like a tiny dot.. :-)but the memory of it will last me a life time 🙂

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        • Since you captured it,you must be happy.You immortalised the moment,small or big,it’s yours,it will never be the same again.Youknow my Lady,I’ve missed you and all your recent work;actually I want to come by and not just read your work,but read up on it 🙂
          Love & Hugs ~ I’ll see you tomorrow 🙂 ❤ xxx

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          • Yes the moment is ingrained within my memory Doda.. and thank you for being YOU.. Love and HUGS dear friend xxx ❤

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            • And,thank God,I met you 🙂 Love & special Hugs back to You 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  6. What a most interesting post, dear Doda. Such an accomplished scientist. I really wanted to see the moon this weekend and we had rain and clouds that blocked the view. So sad! But you got a great shot of it! 🙂

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    • Many thanks for appreciating my post and Dr Krimigis achievements!I’m so sorry you missed this heavenly phenomenon dear Linda 😦 Your lovely ginger cats kept you good company,I suppose.Sending hugs of friendship your way 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  7. Your introduction to Stamatios Krimigis was inspiring and humbling, dearest Doda. I enjoyed your photos and the beautiful island of Chios so much. And the video was very moving–hearing Mr. Krimigis’ voice and watching the events that shaped his life, and his vast and profound contributions to our solar system too. Last night I enjoyed watching the long event of the lunar eclipse, sat bundled in a blanket on my deck as it rose over the valley, even heard an owl. There were many stars and planets out during the eclipse, and then when earth’s shadow passed and the moon was exposed, the stars faded in lieu of the lunar spotlight. Enjoyed your post so much, as always. 😀 😀

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    • Can I adopt your brilliant comment and site it in my post,dear Jet?Your name should be Gem!The account of your last night skygazing is a “Jet” of luminous images!There is a silver disc shining above my garden right now … How beautiful the Cosmos is!Many thanks dear friend 🙂 ☆☆☆

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      • Absolutely, dear Doda, I am honored. I really enjoyed your post so very much, Doda. 😀 😀

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  8. Thank you so much for introducing Stamatios Krimigis to us! What a visionary, intelligent scientist, he has made great contributions to the space science. Thank you for the video link, it’s wonderful to hear his inspiring speak.
    This is beautiful image of the Total Eclipse of the Moon! Thank you for sharing, my dear friend! 🙂 ❤ xxx

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    • I so much admire Dr Krimigis,dear Amy!I’m glad you watched the video and saw how everything started!Brilliant minds,my friend,but unfortunately we are badly affected by a large brain drain right now … Sad,really sad.Many thanks for your rich and your insightful comment my friend 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  9. I love these photos dear Doda and it’s interesting to learn about Stamatios. I haven’t had much luck with the lunar eclipse here – as soon as it started, the moon and everything else was covered by dense fog and I could only see it on the web.
    Happy new week. 🙂 ❤

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    • I’m so sorry you missed it 😦 You might be luckier tonight and enjoy a silver moon in the skies;otherwise make do on those golden-fawn leaves in the forest … Thank you dear friend Aditix!Happy new week 🙂 ❤ xxx

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