Wednesday, August 05, 2009


I was just driving home from our favorite mechanic shop... and listened to a curious stardate on NPR.

Did you know that the first person to draw the Moon as seen through a telescope was Englishman Thomas Harriot, a part-time scientist and full-time friend of the British rich and famous? His first map of the Moon was based on observations he made 400 years ago tonight.

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