Stormy Night Conjunction

We had delightful day in fellowship together that was interspersed with worship. Occasionally we would look outside to see if there might be a break in the clouds moving across the San Joaquin Valley. Just after sunset patches of clear sky were appearing. At 6 my friend hollered that Jupiter was directly over the… Continue reading

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The Wonder of Color for Daytime Earth & Lunar Observing

I never cease to be amazed at scenes that are so common but often missed because we don’t expect such color and contrast in daytime lunar observing. Many of the teachers and children we instruct with our course (Astronomical Observing from a Biblical View) learn the wonders that can be… Continue reading

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Silence of the Lamb

Julius Caesar is quite a striking crater on the moon.  I had never sketched it before, so it was a delight to discover its features for myself on this October evening. Like many observations of the moon, there were occasional breaks where I would lean back and watch the evening… Continue reading

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M11 Cluster: Beauty in the SW and the Reason to Observe

We recently added three sketches and a short lesson on the reason for observing from a Biblical view on our ministry web site. The link is placed below along with the first of three sketches in the article. My wife and I invite you to see our paired sketches but… Continue reading

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