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Intercept site for Thomas Ashcraft : Artisan, Naturalist, Electroreceptor, Sculptor and Scientific Instrument Builder

Recent Press : New York Times : SCIENCE

Recent Talk : Santa Fe Institute

Recent Exhibition: INVENTORY OF LIGHT : The Art of Systems Biology and Nanoscience


Continuous Science Actions :

Capturing Transient Luminous Events : Specimen Sprites

Towering sprites over western Oklahoma May 28 2015 0405:53.712 UTC (view from the Observatory)


WIRED Science feature article

For researchers: Draft paper on red sprites and other transient luminous events and their radio and optical capture.


Mesospheric Gravity Wave Captures



Monitoring Meteors, Fireballs and Space Dust Continuously : 24 / 7

WIRED Magazine article and interview

Extended sound of Space Dust Crashing into the Earth's Ionosphere

2009 Fireball Archive

A few sample fireball specimens with radio scatter:

Perseid Meteor August 02 2012 3:29:26 am MDT. 1 MB Movie with sound.



Super-size fireball April 17, 2011 at 01:42 am MDT. 1 MB Movie with sound.



Splendid fireball on April 05, 2011 with dynamic forward scatter audio. 1 MB movie with sound.




Energy Facility - Electric Utility - Radio Observatory


Above: Near Infrared Jupiter March 02 2015 - 0839:15 UTC - 610nm filter, C14 Schmidt-Cassegraine Telescope

( Project In process) Manifesting sculpture that connects directly to Jupiter.

Project near culmination



Significant Owl Visitation



Solar Flare Patrol :

Above: Moreton Wave June 03 2012

Daily observations of the Sun in Hydrogen-alpha wavelengths - - Hydrogen-alpha 656.28 nm .5 .

WIRED Interview on the Sun and Recordings |

NPR : All Things Considered Radio Interview ( Guy Raz ) on Solar Work

Best Moreton Wave Capture - Hi-resolution. gif : June 03, 2012

Moreton Wave Observation | May 29, 2011

Moreton Wave Observation | February 14, 2011


Oct 27 2013 : Possibly the first merging of an optical solar telescope with a radio telescope into one instrument


Selected Strong Radio Pulsations ( from last solar cycle)



Carrington rotation #2109 from April 12, 2011 to and including May 09, 2011

Daily Solar Flare Patrol Imaging Archive





"Anvil Screamer" : corona discharge recording

Lightning Movies and Extremely Low Frequency Radio emissions


Soundfields and Compositions in the lab at the moment :

Time Dilation Experiments / (trip edit) 18 minutes, Designed for the background.

Two short studies for The Sweet and Existential Night : (We determined that we would compose our musics to merge with the emergency sirens that sound off so often in the night. Study one 51 seconds : Study two 59 seconds

The Sweet and Existential Night / 1 minute 44 seconds /

HELIOTOWN :_ZONE 111 11 minutes 02 seconds; Thinking edit, to be played at low volume; in the background




Possible Bacteria Swarm Rings Movie | Other swarm specimens


Rain Barrel (movies) : I have accumulated 20,000 movies of microorganisms and plan to create a Microorganisms of New Mexico Specimen Archive.


SYMBIONT (as Mutualist)

TOTEM: Bacteriophage

Penetrator | Bacterium Spilling DNA


The Curious Case of the Russian Spy Satellite:




Places : Hall of Botanical Thinking | Cultivators' Ball



Coming soon : 118 Studies for Coins, Ingots, and Traveler's Currencies:

Bacteriophage Coin || Hydrogen Coin || Trans-species Jump Coin || ( 118 Coins in the works )

The Conjugators ( Study ) || The Sperm and Egg Coin

"Different worlds have different monies and it is advantageous to have something to trade in whatever world we might find ourselves."

Sample Ideogram Studies (details) on the themes of Bacteria and Bacteriophages



Pollen and Pollenetties



Universal Gum & Tradecake



Mopus, Chink & Oof :




Memento Mori (Yet, ....it's not the end of...... the story.) ( Buzzard)

Hawk Gliding Across the Sun


Live from the Orchid Club

Music and Sound


Journal of the Plague Years : Antidotes : Medicine

Cubes : Viewing Cubes, Thinking Chambers, Incubators, Theaters

CUE Art Foundation

Art and reviews

Louis Comfort Tiffany Award


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