So school's over, and I'm leaving Dubai to head out to Purdue University. Probably the only few things I'll miss about the place are the beaches, shwarmas, and the 4 a.m. prayers. I definitely won't miss the heat and humidity which drapes my lenses in dew! :@
Anyway, thanks to my readership at UniverseToday.com, I came across Citizen Sky, a big endeavor to study the approximately 2-year eclipse (which begins this August) of the variable star Epsilon Aurigae.
This hunk of fiery stellar gas, with its irregular variability, is a big mystery apparently, and since eclipses happen every 27 years or so, observational data trickles in at a very sl