# Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Oregon Consumer/ Survivor Coalition had it’s Strategic Planning Retreat last week. In attendance were approximately 40 individuals representing a number of consumer operated organizations and individual members. I’ll do a more involved post soon enough but I wanted to get my pictures from the retreat up while I’m thinking of it.

Also, there will be no MLBM radio show this month. We have been preempted by a Halloween Special on KBOO. Next time, then.   Deb worked hard to keep up with the thoughts and ideas generated by the group.  Amy and Deb- and this is my best shot of the completed plan. The others were even worse. Now there sits a man with an open mind. You can feel the draft from here.
Groucho Marx ## Here is a list of useful constants, etc.:

#### Length:

• 1 inch = 2.54 cm
• 1 mile = 1.6 km
• 1 km = 1000 m
• 1 m = 100 cm = 1000 mm = 109 nm
• Planck Legnth = 1.616252×10-35 m = sqrt (hbar G/c3)
• Classical Electron Radius = 2.81794×10-15 m = e2/ me c2
• Proton Radius = 0.83×10-15 m = 0.83 femtometer = 0.83×10-13 cm
• 1 Angstrom = 10-10 m = 10-8 cm
• 1 Earth Radius = 6.37814×108 cm = 6.37814×106 m (Equatorial)
• 1 Jupiter Radius = 7.1492×109 cm = 7.1492×107 m (Equatorial)
• 1 Solar Radius = 6.959910 cm = 6.9599×108 m (Equatorial)
• 1 Moon’s Mean Orbital Radius = 384,400 km = 3.8440×108 m
• 1 AU = 1.4960×1011 m = 1.4960×108 km (Astronomical Unit)
• 1 ly = 9.4605×1015 m = 9.4605×1012 km (light year)
• 1 pc = 3.0857×1016 m = 3.0857×1013 km = 3.261633 ly = 206264.806 AU (parsec) = 3.0857×1018 cm
• 1 Mpc = 106 pc (Megaparsec) = 3.0857×1024 cm
• DH = c/H0 = 3000 h-1 Mpc = 9.26×1027 h-1 cm (The Hubble Scale)

Angles:

• 1° = 1 degree = 60′ = 60 arcminutes
• 1′ = 60″ = 60 arcseconds
• 1 radian = 360° /2 pi = 57.2957795131° = 206264.806″
• Area of a Sphere = 41252.96124 square degrees = 4 pi Steradians

Mass:

• 1 amu = 1.6605402 x10-24 gram = 1.6605402 x10-27 kg
• 1 amu c2 = 931.49432 MeV
• 1 Hydrogen Atom Mass = 1.007825 amu = 1.673534 x10-24 gram
• 1 Helium 4 Atom Mass = 4.00260325415 amu
• 1 Carbon 12 Atom Mass = 12.0000000 amu
• 1 Proton Mass = 1.6726231 x10-24 gram
• 1 Neutron Mass = 1.674920 x10-24 gram
• 1 Electron Mass = 9.1093897 x10-28 gram
• 1 kg = 2.20462 lb
• 1 Solar Mass = 1.989×1033 gram = 1.989×1030 kg
• 1 Jupiter Mass = 1.899×1030 gram = 1.899×1027 kg
• 1 Earth Mass = 5.9736×1027 gram = 5.9736×1024 kg
• 1 Lunar Mass = 7.3477×1025 gram = 7.3477×1022 kg
• (Proton Mass)/(Electron Mass) = 1836.15
• Earth’s Mean Density = 5515.3 kg/m3
• Moon’s Mean Density = 3346.4 kg/m3

Time:

• 1 Planck Time = 5.39124×10-44 s = sqrt (hbar G/c5)
• 1 Sidereal Day = 23h 56m 04.09054s
• 1 Solar Day = 24h = 86400 s
• 1 Sidereal Year = 3.155815×107 s
• 1 Tropical Year = 3.155693×107 s

Energy:

• 1 Joule = 2.39×10-1 calorie
• 1 Joule = 107 ergs
• 1 eV = 1.602177×10-12 erg = 1.602177×10-19 Joule
• 1 Solar Luminosity = 3.826×1033 ergs/s = 3.826×1026 Joules/s = 3.826×1026 Watts
• Sun’s Absolute Magnitude V = 4.83, B = 5.48, K = 3.28
• Vega’s Absolute Magnitude V = 0.58, B = 0.58, K = 0.58 Temperature:

• Solar Surface Effective Temperature = 5770 K Physical Constants:

• Avogadro’s Number = NA = 6.0221367×1023 /mole
• Gravitational Constant = G = 6.67259×10-8 cm3 gram-1 s-2 = 4.301×10-9 km2 Mpc MSun-1 s-2
• Planck’s Constant = h = 6.6260755×10-27 erg s
• Speed of Light = c = 2.99792458×1010 cm s-1 = 2.99792458×108 m s-1
• Boltzmann’s Constant = k = 1.380658×10-16 erg K-1
• Stefan-Boltzmann Constant = σ = 5.67051×10-5 erg cm-2 K-4 s-1
• Radiation Density Constant = a = 7.56591×10-15 erg cm-3 K-4
• Rydberg = RH = 1.09677585×10 5 cm-1
• Electron charge = e = 4.8032×10-10 esu = 1.6022×10-19 Coulomb
• 1 Coulomb = 6.24151×1018 e      Filed under animated gif, animation, Nature, pictures

## Nityam’ Shudam Nira’bha’sam’ Nira’ka’ra’m’ Nirarainjanam Nitya Bodham’ Cid a’nandam Gurur Brahma Nama’myaham

Eternal pure indescribable
Formless unblemished
Eternally knowing blissful consciousness
Brahma the supreme guru I pay my salutations 