Little Duckies Asterism

Most folks are shocked and wowed at big things. We tend to be naturally partial to things or people with importance, authority, wealth, and fame. The little person is lost in the clutter. And, believe it or not, most folks–even among the famous–feel lonely in the heart UNTIL something happens… Continue reading

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Numb to the Naked Facts?

It happens all the time. We have a propensity to forget what is important. Husbands or wives take each other for granted, until something happens and the realization of the importance of the relationship is awakened. Children take a place of safety with adults for granted, until something happens that shows situations can challenge it. But this happens in the… Continue reading

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An Eagle for Him and Her

The Eagle Nebula is a large stellar cloud with a cluster of jewels in the midst. Linda and I have equipment to see a widefield view of this beauty, and it was her request for the night of August 26th to study and sketch it. We started broadcasting the image… Continue reading

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Late Summer Delight (Lesson 8)

It’s that time for new observers from northern lattitudes to try some new delights in the southern night skies. In late August and early September, when you look directly south, the Milky Way rises in front of you. The sketch I did last night shows a quick observation at 9:30 pm… Continue reading

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Starry Hosts Brought Together! Lesson 7

So tonight or the next night you have time, you get to see the “marshaled starry host” for yourself if you follow the simple instructions here. Feel free to copy them and the drawing that helps show what to do. First, however, get excited about the depth and width of… Continue reading

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