I'm just about recovered from the journey (3 flights from Newcastle in 30 hours) and maybe just a little jet-lagged. Highlight of the journey itself was seeing the city lights of Baghdad from 37,000 feet during late evening twilight. The sky not yet dark and a brilliant full moon over the city. With much of the atmosphere and air pollution below me the moon looked as close to white as I've ever seen it. Absolutely stark contrast between the city lights and darkness of the surrounding desert.
Today and tomorrow I'm the city of Miri, Malaysia. Today I've been preparing for my session at a local school tomorrow. That was followed by a meal and chat at a lovely seafood restaurant at the harbour. It was good hearing what the other INTO folk have got planned for their sessions....the students are going some good STEM lessons this week.
The weather has been wet today. The rain was hammering on the window this morning. It eased off at lunchtime and the clouds broke enough for me to catch Jupiter in the western sky just after sunset. But none of the southern (normally invisible) stars yet. Really want to see the Southern Cross!
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Dr Adrian Jannetta. Amateur astronomer, maths teacher and science enthusiast.