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Sunday, 10 August 2014 15:23

Welcome!

home-sweet-homeThe title of this website is a tribute to my mother whose home was donned "Home Sweet Home" and indeed what a home it was.The family lost their father when they were very young and all their supposedly friends abandoned them in their poverty. They had to make their way through life with the meager resources they had. This provided them with a resilience, a love and fullness of life that they passed on to their own families with bonds of love, values, and appreciation of music and culture.

I myself have worked in education all my life through secondary school, the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in St. Lucia, the college in Cayman and now at the University of the West Indies. I think it's time for a little break. I am now on the verge of retirement and will soon have as much time as I need to update this website. With Joomla, I am at the moment re-familiarizing myself with the back end controls. This is fun for me and I do hope that at least some persons have been able to find my website and like it and enjoy it too. Let me know your thoughts anyway.
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The sky tonight! PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 October 2006 10:00
Astronomy has always been one of my favourite hobbies. I regret that much of my work nowadays takes me into the night period so that I rarely have time to devote to stargazing so I have to be constant with casual glances at the sky,  but one day I will!
 
It is always good to know what you are looking at and to be able to tell an interesting story about the constellations and the stars. The ancient civilizations without all the modern aids that we have were able to. A night out under the stars is all you need to bring you back to reality!
 

 
One of my favGreat Nebula Orionouriite shots is the Great Nebula in Orion.  This is M42 a diffuse nebula. The "M" was for the comet hunter Charles Messier. Messier cataloged this object in his quest to ensure that he did not mix up these celestial objects with the comets. It can be viewed with a pair of binoculars or a small telescope. Of course, the better the instrument the better the image.
 

 
67PThe big news that has astonished me is the story of the spacecraft that is orbiting a the comet 67P.  The orbits of comets are highly irregular and so this is a feat of mathematical genius. The spacecraft is "Rosetta" and it is orbiting the comet 67P.The full report can be viewed here.
 


As we move through this wonderful month of August, the Perseids and the SuperMoon (August 10) will the "stars" to watch for. The Perseids are one of the most amazing meteor showers. It is known for its fireballs. The Perseids derive from Comet Swift-Tuddle. This August, we have the Super Moon to give this meteor shower great competition.

Before you go outdoors, read this. I am sure you won't be disappointed!
 
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Concert Hall PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 03 January 2010 00:41

Here are some odds and ends that I have enjoyed. I intend to take music a bit more seriously in the years to come.

 

Classical Concerts

 

Classical Guitar

 

Trinidad and Tobago

 

Venezuela

 

El Sistema

 

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