15 Seconds of Gorgeous from Tom Ashcraft 6.17.14 | 7:00pm (Video link HERE.) Tom Ashcraft calls himself “Artisan, Naturalist, Electroreceptor and Scientific Instrument Builder”. We know him to be a man who completely defies categorization. He’s got all sorts of gear that constantly monitors and records wondrous things going on in the sky all around us. Lately, he’s been getting quite a lot of press regarding his tracking of various kinds of Transluminous Events, also known as Sprites, at his Heliotown Observatory in New Mexico. We don’t quite understand what sprites are other than incredibly beautiful phenomena of light that appear in the Upper Atmosphere. This lovely film of a Mesospheric Gravity Wave Capture —we don’t know what that is either— is a byproduct of Tom’s vigilent watching for Sprites; it also contains a few. …like lying outdoors, watching the night sky in the country… Tom Ashcraft Find out more about Tom and Sprites here. "Knock. Knock."You've read your limit of 10 free articles this month.To continue reading, we invite you to become a Friend with Benefits.For $1.99/month (less than the price of one cappuccino, one movie rental or a pack of gum...) or $18/year or more you’ll receive unlimited access to all Improvised Life content and its vast archive. REALLY love us? Contributions of $250/year or more will receive a 1-hour Skype or FaceTime consultation with Sally about an interior design or cooking dilemma (you can also give this as a gift!) Help us fund (ad-free) the MANY hours of writing, research, and cold hard sweat that goes into curating and editing Improvised Life.$1.99Monthly $18Annual Already a member? You Might Also Enjoy tom ashcraft’s sign: cures arise, remedies appearRead More mississippi flood 2011 (bearing witness)Read More slowing down and counting blessingsRead More do you want to fly?Read More No comments yet. Leave A Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Feeling Inspired?If the Improvised Life is a source of creativity, inspiration, ideas and change in your daily life, please consider becoming a Friend with Benefits. A little bit goes a long way towards helping us publish fresh AD-FREE content each day.