If you follow me on facebook or Instagram you probably already know this, but Eddie Healy is composing a suite of music for me called "Astrolabe" and it will consist of 12 movements named for the signs of the zodiac. I've already received Libra and Scorpius, and I've really enjoyed learning them! Eddie will be composing each movement during its namesake sign, so I'll be getting new music about once a month. I'll be uploading videos as I get the pieces under my fingers. I'm excited to see what he comes up with for Sagittarius!
In other news, the Winter Solstice (12-21-21) is rapidly approaching. As part of the Astronomical League's 'Astronomy Before the Telescope' certificate, I will be taking a picture of the solstice sunrise through the arch of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas. In order to complete this requirement, I had to calculate the azimuth of the sun at sunrise using my new astrolabe from Jo at Wavytail. The sun will rise at 7:25 am on 12-21, at about 118° of azimuth. I'll be taking a camera and a compass to the Trinity Levee Trail near dawn. Hopefully, the weather will be clear and I can get a good picture!