On this last day of May, I present the Phototopic Sky Survey—a seemless combination of photographs taken of the sky from all over the world. Check out the Interactive 360° feature that allows you to scan the span. You can also zoom to see star clusters and constellations in more detail. It is beautiful.
Jack Horkheimer would be proud.
While I was touring Yooperland with my family, the iconic Jack Horkheimer—the Star Hustler—died at the young age of seventy-two last Friday. I grew up watching Horkheimer on P.B.S., and I am saddened to see him go. He was a unique character, and he provided a fine service. I just learnt that the Star Hustler became the Star Gazer in the internet age in order to avoid confusingly awkward searches. I wonder if Horkheimer got a kick out of that. Memory eternal!
Here is the Star Hustler from A.D. 1985:
Keep looking up!