Tag: stars

Nantucket Essays

Keeper of the Constellations

by Robert P. Barsanti After I got the call, I spent an hour or so in my mother’s photo albums. During one of my mother’s chemotherapy summers, she organized a life-time of snapshots and Polaroids into a series of books. Film, in particular Polaroid film, was expensive. As a result, […]

"Perseid meteor and Milky Way in 2009" by Brocken Inaglory - Own work. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Perseid_meteor_and_Milky_Way_in_2009.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Perseid_meteor_and_Milky_Way_in_2009.jpg
Nantucket Essays

Stars of August

• by Robert P. Barsanti • I missed the meteors this week. In other years, we have driven out to dark beaches and watched the lights streak across the great dome of stars. Not this year. This year the statistics of daily life with doctor’s appointments and ferry runs overwhelmed […]