Sparkling Orion with the Man

There he was. Orion was bright and shining for us to admire from our bedroom window.  The entire sky was bursting with starlight at 3:30 a.m.  The Pleiades, mentioned in scripture, was easy to find, and Sirius was his brightest self among the visible stars. The ice storm was over,… Continue reading

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Father of the Fatherless

Like most observing nights, the teenagers came to visit. The hole in the tropical sky held long enough for a window to Saturn and Mars. Three boys and a couple girls grew to a dozen or so. A staff member sent her daughter. The old 8 inch telescope shows wear… Continue reading

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Sky Wonders and Ground Truth

So, I asked, “Come see Saturn’s rings!” Although clouds were overhead, we quietly set up an 8 inch telescope. Clear tropical skies are hard to find in the Philippines, but the day had been drier than the last few, so we were hopeful. Mars was bright orange an hour after… Continue reading

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Mermaids and Meteorites

Teaching seventh and eighth graders about biblical creation is one thing, but hearing and answering their questions after the classes shows where they are. The unlimited energy and raw thought at these ages makes for unrelated and quick inquiries at first glance, but not really. The dominant naturalistic world view… Continue reading

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Crescent Craving and Children Waiting

I knew but did not know what was going to happen. We set up a little telescope to see the “third day” moon. The little sliver of a crescent could not be seen until just after sunset. We sat side by side and watched the color show as the fading… Continue reading

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