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You have landed on the home page of Robert Geofroy. 

I have worked all my life in education through secondary school, colleges and the university.  I am now living a life of "luxury" in retirement and can enjoy all those things which I never had time for when I was working-a little music, studying our indigenous languages, and being a just a little closer to nature. I still do my bit of teaching as it becomes necessary from time to time.


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Astronomy has always been one of my favourite hobbies. Now that I have finally left the world of work  (retired)I have some time to enjoy the wonders of the sky above. My thing is naked eye astronomy. So I have no visual aids and only what comes into my eyes I see.
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 December, we have Venus and Saturn at dusk in the West and Jupiter in the East before dawn playing see-saw in the sky. Both planets are at conjunction. The bright December stars usher in the Yuletide season for us as well.

Before you go outdoors, read this. I am sure you won't be disappointed!
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