Category: Astronomy

Emerson and Cosmic Inflation


In his essay “Circles,” Ralph Waldo Emerson writes:

St. Augustine described the nature of God as a circle whose centre was everywhere, and its circumference nowhere.

The center of town is toward Public Square. The center of the Earth is …

Comet Holmes Still Visible


2007-12-07: I saw Comet Holmes again the night before last, one of the few clear nights during this cloudy late autumn near Erie’s southern shore. Being far enough from city lights to see the milk of the Milky Way, I…