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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Childrens’ Quests and the Morning Moon

We planned an early rise to check the tropical skies, hoping to get a little observing of the day-time moon. With cups of coffee in hand after a quick set up, we were ready to sit together and enjoy a waning moon through some light clouds. It was originally planned… Continue reading

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