Morning Flip Flop

Weather can change pretty quickly in most places but observing the heavens with teachers and children means you have Plan B and Plan C ready to go. March 3rd was one of those days. The evening before was clear and we scheduled a meeting on the observing deck at IFL… 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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An Origin Context for Observing Atlas, Hercules, and the “Ghost”

A new lunar crescent is a sight to behold, but most folks miss it because it is low in the sky around sunset. Observing during the first few days of the lunar cycle (usually day 3 to 6) permits observation of craters in high contrast that are less obvious when more of the… Continue reading

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