Comet Hale-Bopp by James A. Petrait

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JAMES A. PETRAIT'S CYBERGALAXY

 

A Part of My Cyberuniverse

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     Welcome to my Cybergalaxy which is a part of my Cyberuniverse system of home pages. Choose your vehicle and come and take a fantastic journey. This site originally used hand-made html (with the help of Claris Home Page 3.0) processed with an Apple Macintosh computer. Scroll down this index page and choose from the variety of original content in the areas of astronomy, radio astronomy, biology, evolution, radiation physics, SETI, religion, weather, memetics, photography and education. Also see related topics in the various links. See a Salesian Cybermeme and look at the "Thought for Today" from the Daily Motivator. Be sure to bookmark this site now because you may lose it or run out of time while checking out all of the interesting "stars" in my Cybergalaxy.

     The photo of Comet Hale-Bopp that appears at the heading was taken and computer-processed by me. Take a look at more COMET HALE-BOPP PHOTOS FROM ST.CROIX which I took on April 9, 1997.


Go to cybermeme.net ,the newest addition to the Cyberuniverse Websites System of James A. Petrait.


Updated on April 25, 2011

     Secondary cosmic ray particles called muons are constantly hitting the surface of the earth. Read about my project using geiger counters and a coincidence box to observe and study muons by going to Monitoring Muons on the Surface of the Earth.

     70 Virginis is one of the first stars that were found to have a planet located near it. There are radio signals coming from the area of 70 Virginis. These are natural radio signals that have been picked up by the NRAO-VLA First Sky Survey. You can find many interesting natural radio sources in the sky by using the NRAO-VLA First Sky Survey online data. See the data of the 70 Virginis signals that I collected and find out how you can access radio data from the universe by going to Radio Sources at 70 Virginis

     Two articles that I wrote shortly after Hurricane Hugo on St. Croix were placed in the U.S. Congressional Record (February 29, 1990) by the VI Representative, Hon. Ron de Lugo. The articles begin with comments by Hon. Ron de Lugo. Hurricane Hugo started during the evening of September 17, 1989. Go to Hurricane Hugo Articles from the Congressional Record

View some of my best photos by clicking on the small photo of flowers below.

My Best Photos

Read about my lunch with an astronaut by going to HE CAME FROM OUTER SPACE

Read about my thoughts about freedom by going to PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM

Read about my thoughts about traveling a spiritual journey by going to ...AND LEAVE THE DRIVING TO US

Read my article about the different ways of going to God by going to GO RIGHT OR GO LEFT BUT GO

Read a copy of my favorite poem by going to SONG OF THE MYSTIC BY ABRAM J. RYAN

I recently made a picture of a computer which can be seen in virtual reality using Quicktime VR. Check it out at MY FIRST VIRTUAL REALITY PHOTO

Explore the properties of "nothing" by going to the NOTHING WEB PAGE

 If "nothing" is not interesting to you then try the ROY G. BIV COLORFUL WEBSITE

 ROY G. BIV is back again with theROY G. BIV COLOR CHOOSER WEBSITE

 Play a game that you can't lose by going to the NAME GAME WEBSITE

 

 See the animated GIF of the recent lunar eclipse over St.Croix at LUNAR ECLIPSE PHOTOS SEQUENCE OF JANUARY 20-21, 2000 OVER ST. CROIX

Take a look at this interesting class project: ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL ASTRONOMY STUDENTS BUILD A WORKING MODEL OF THE SOJOURNER VEHICLE.

Read about a hurricane in Paradise. Teachers can use the article in their lesson plans by having their students graph and interpret the barometric data. Go to HURRICANE LENNY HITS ST.CROIX

Check out the current weather and astronomy data for St. Croix, Virgin Islands by clicking on the weather box towards the end of this page. You can also check out the same for your location from the weather site. Keep on scrolling you will find much more interesting content.

A WORLD CLASS SYSTEM OF WEB SITES!

OVER 32,000 VISITORS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE! (early count)

Thanks to the many visitors from all over the world that have made my Cyberuniverse Websites System (which includes my Cybergalaxy) a world class one. Be sure to visit all of the sites and come back as often as you like and send me an email regarding what sites interested you the most. During the last several years the counters have indicated that this system of websites had visitors from these countries in addition to the United States: Antigua, Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Barbuda, Belgium, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, Former U.S.S.R., France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire), Japan, Jamaica, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldavia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua (New Guinea), Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, the Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Yemen. Visitors were also logged in from the U.S.Military and, the U.S. Government. If you logged on to this website and don't see your country listed, please send an email with the name of your country.

I made some observations using the 40-foot radio telescope at the NRAO facility at Greenbank, WV on July 16 and 17, 1997. I may have found a radio signal from the area of the star, 70 Virginis. You can link to this article, A SIGNAL FROM THE AREA OF 70 VIRGINIS, by clicking on the moving 40-foot radio telescope below.

40-foot Radio Telescope 

If you want to take a look at my meteorite photos go to VISITORS FROM OUTER SPACE.

And if you want to check out my closeup photo of the particles in a Murchison meteorite sample then take a look at MICROSCOPIC MURCHISON PHOTO.

In my Cybergalaxy you can read some of the sayings of St.Francis de Sales at the SALESIAN CYBERMEMES site, explore my scientific pursuits, and find out about the latest news from St. Joseph High School of St.Croix. You may also link to the other home pages in my Cyberuniverse System and to my file of over 100 selected sites from my bookmarks. Let me know that you visited by sending an email to me. 

View a short movie from the film logo. I made the movie using a color quick cam on a microscope in the biology lab of St.Joseph High School. Let me know if you can see and hear it. It opens with "simple player" on a MAC and has a .mov ending. The file is 872 kbytes and may take several minutes to download. It should also run on a PC system.

Links to other sites on the Web

THE CYBERUNIVERSE OF JAMES A. PETRAIT

 

THE CYBERMEME WEBSITE

 

ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL, ST.CROIX, VIRGIN ISLANDS.

 

ACCESS EXCELLENCE

 

PROJECT SETI BY JAMES A. PETRAIT

 


You may read the messages sent into the universe at MESSAGES SENT INTO THE UNIVERSE

You can now participate in THE BACKGROUND RADIATION SURVEY PROJECT

Experimenters may also participate in the THE COSMIC RADIATION PROJECT.

Learn about a new method of SETI communication by going to SEARCHING FOR EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE BY THE ANALYSIS OF COSMIC RAYS.

February 26, 1998 was the time to see the solar eclipse on St.Croix. Clouds blocked the view at St Joseph High School but we still observed it. Find out how at VIEWING THE 1998 SOLAR ECLIPSE THROUGH THE CLOUDS. 

FACE ON MARS?

See the latest from Cydonia on Mars, take a look at my interpretation of THE 1998 FACE ON MARS. There is a face there!

See 19 of the fantastic astronomical photos that were taken by me and other members of the 1998 AASTRA+ Leadership Group at the McDonald Observatory by going to 1998 AASTRA+ PHOTOS.

HURRICANE GEORGES HITS ST. CROIX 

Read about a hurricane in Paradise. Teachers can use the article in their lesson plans by having their students graph and interpret the data. The first graph to be submitted according to the given instructions will be posted on the Cyberuniverse website. Go to HURRICANE GEORGES HITS ST.CROIX

Read the story of what Christmas means to me, MOM'S LAST CHRISTMAS PRESENT. I wrote the article after my mother passed away on Christmas Day, 1993.

Read a story of intercessary prayer to St. John Neumann, DAD'S LAST NEW YEAR'S EVE. I wrote the article after my father passed away on New Year's Eve, 1983.

Listen to the prayers of the Rosary at THE ROSARY WEBSITE

(NOTE: Your web browser needs to be able to process AU audio clips and it may take several minutes to load the audio for the prayers of the Rosary. If this site does not work completely, you may have to increase your CACHE size to around 2 megabytes or more and reload the site.)

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Visit the first Catholic Parish on St.Croix to have a homepage at ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, ST.CROIX, VI

Visit the first South American website of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales at LIVING JESUS WITH THE OBLATES OF SOUTH AMERICA

 

Go to the THE HUNGER SITE and donate food for free to hungry people in the world. Every time you visit it, food is donated by the corporate sponsors.

© 1993-2011, James A. Petrait

Send e-mail to James A. Petrait: jpetrait@earthling.net

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