Astronomy for RVers – The Big Picture (Part 2) – Nature’s power houses: the stars

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory Last we met we talked about the smallest bits of the universe: the comets, asteroids, planets and other detritus that make up solar systems. This time we are going to look at the stars themselves. Stars are the dynamos of our universe and provide the temperature gradients and light sources that make the cosmos…

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Immerse yourself in nature … Volunteer!

The RoVing Naturalist  By Dennis Prichard When I strike out with the fifth-wheel, most of the time I am seeking a new adventure in nature. I like the amenities my RV brings, but I LOVE to learn all about the area I’m in and the critters and natural phenomena that are swirling around just off the last step of my front…

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Astronomy for RVers – The Big Picture (Part 1) – From rocks to stars

By Chris Fellows, Serenity Mobile Observatory (click any image to enlarge – except Chris’s 😉 ) In my travels and conversations with folks during star parties and coffee table discussions I have noticed that there is some confusion about the general structure and scale of this wonderful universe we live in. I am going to cover this in a few…

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An easy way to keep your collection of business cards using photos

For years, I’ve wanted a simple system for storing business cards people give me along my travels. The operative word is simple! Sometimes they’re important, like my insurance agent’s card, and sometimes it’s just friendly, like the camper next door who tells us to stop by if we ever pass near their home. Sometimes it’s just a scrap of paper…

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Which cell carrier will save your day?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris For our readers, staying in touch is a major priority. We surveyed readers back in August, asking, “Which cell phone service do you use?” Before we get to the breakdown, here’s one interesting factoid: NOBODY checked the option “None.” Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised by that, but somehow, you’d think that among those 3,600-plus…

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