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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Breath, Sight, Planets, and Clusters — An Evening in Creation

It is not uncommon for us to have an evening of observing with a group. This one had a few people from a local church, larger group of families of Chinese scholars visiting from a local university, and a few from a local Chinese church. Most of the group had… Continue reading

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Vicarious Observing a World Apart

Observing the created heavens with our Filipino friends is being done from the US through a combination of astro-video tools and streaming video from www.nightskiesnetwork.ca. It is a story worth telling because our friends are only equipped with small f/5 refractor kits that we sent a few years ago. Part… Continue reading

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Never Too Late

Have you ever thought like this: “It is too late for me.” It is not uncommon. The thoughts that follow are like these: My life is too messed up. There is too much sin. There are too many mistakes. There are too many broken relationships and too much damage. It… Continue reading

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A Scene of Simple Stars

Common stars, providing short glimpses of God’s created heavens, often appear during sultry and hazy summer nights. The brightest stars have enough brightness to pierce the haze. This summer the planet Saturn is waltzing through the Scorpius constellation, so the midnight scene yielded a treat for the eyes. Even a low power binocular… Continue reading

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