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

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

Magnificent Marred Moon

During the last two weeks we have had typical middle latitude summer weather with balmy nights that are clear but hazy. The wind stays light and temperatures stay above 60 F. So when the moon is waxing (getting bigger) or waning (getting smaller), it provides excellent opportunity under comfortable conditions … Continue reading