In the last post of this series, I was about to enter my first Sicilian church. It was early in the morning, so I did not anticipate much activity. In a way, I was right, but I did encounter something unexpected.
After a long journey and some minor inconveniences, I now had the pleasure of waking up in the town where my great grandparents lived. I had a general idea of how I was going to explore the area, but first, I needed breakfast.
Before we go forward, we need to go back, at least a little bit. After I got off the plane in Palermo, I headed out to pick up my luggage. For the first time in my travels, I was disappointed.
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Growing up, being Italian was a substantive part of my identity. I do not know if my brother and cousins felt the same way, but I always liked my ethnicity. The food, the language, the history, it all seemed like something I would want to be a part of.
Propensity for looking up and sighing? Check. Harbor a inveterate desire to get off this rock and do some exploring? Double check.
We are not quite there yet, but at least we can settle for taking purty pictures.
Just about everyone has a camera in their pocket these days, so why not use it to capture some celestial views? In this edition of mobile astronomy, we’ll look at how you can take photographs of celestial bodies using the camera on your smartphone or tablet. These images certainly will not rival those from the Hubble Space Telescope, of course, or even an expert’s photo taken with a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, but you’ll have a wonderful memento to show your friends and share on social media.