Rabbit

rabbitHere’s looking at you …

I’m tempted to raise rabbits for their meat, but none of my friends think I’ve the meat-hunger to slaughter one. My great uncle did, and I think he let me watch once, and to this day I can’t tell if I was really traumatized by it (so maybe I didn’t see anything).

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October Weekend

The weekend of the 9th will be a good time to get away from city lights. Take your binoculars and go to some hilltop just before sunset to see Venus, Mars, the waxing-crescent moon, and the two brightest stars in Libra, Zubenelgenubi & Zubeneschamali:

Later in the night you might see Comet Hartley 2. This icy visitor is one of the closest to approach earth; it’s getting brighter every day. Look near the Double Cluster in Perseus:

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/ataglance

While you’re at it, don’t forget the Andromeda Galaxy. It is the farthest object one can see with the naked eye, and will be directly overhead at 11:30 PM on October 9th.