Well someone ( Nasa ) has decreed that Saturday October 20th is ” international observe the Moon night”.
I guess you could say we have seen it all before but the moon never ceases to amaze me. It is a barren rock, lifeless and devoid of an atmosphere that they haven’t been back to since the early seventies. They seemingly didn’t rate moon exploration rate very highly.There is much more interest there now and they hope to establish a moon colony/moon base in the coming decade along the lines of the International Space Station (ISS). The moon has a day/night of about two weeks and temperatures vary from 80+ degrees Celsius in the day time to – 150 degrees Celsius in the night time. So along with solar radiation its a pretty hostile environment. Some see the future in human habitation in mining, space tourism and using the moon as a “dustbin” for dirty industries that are present on Earth.
Human habitation of the Moon would likely lead to more colonization of the solar system. There is an Moon observation by Shannonside Astronomy in Limerick – Weather permitting on Saturday night. You might get a bit more detail using their telescopes than with a pair of binoculars. Might be worth a look.
Something that has come to my notice is the fact that RTE and other media are portraying Fianna fail’s Micheal Martin as the next Taoiseah without there being a general election. Surely this is “the cart before the horse” kinda of stuff and an attempt to “lead” people into voting for Fianna fail. Its an undemocratic method of trying to influence people into voting for Tweedledum or Tweedledee.
People should be able to make a decision on whom they will vote for when all the facts are laid before then and not before. The media including Rte are doing the people no favors and acting in the interests of their owners, Mi5 and other parties who don’t want to see any change in Ireland’s political scene.
I don’t any reason for anyone to put their trust in Fianna fail as they left the “state” almost bankrupt and a huge increase in the national debt for which every man, woman and child owes €45,000. That’s hardly a recommendation for Fianna fail and their “Boom Bust ” politics. Both Fianna fail and Fine Gael are know for their graft and the fact that they stand for very little except maintaining the Status Quo (of serving the rich).
Ireland(26 counties) needs a change of politics to reach our full potential and to ensure that everyone is given a fair chance to succeed and not told to emigrate by our political landlords. In the meantime someone needs to kick up a fuss on the behavior of RTE and other media.