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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Summer Skies and Coming Lessons

We had started a small series of blog posts for new observers of the heavens. The next couple lessons give some newcomers a chance to observe and “oldcomers” a chance to review some skills we have covered. SUMMER IS SPECIAL for the northern latitude dwellers because we get to peak… Continue reading

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March of the Stars and Planets (a practical demo)

Beginning observers get pretty excited as the sky begins to open up, and it honestly takes a few times to begin to realize that is has a hidden beauty until one learns a few disciplines to understand what is being observed. Last night (July 4) I sat outside in the… Continue reading

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A Set of Basic Observing Tools for the New Observer (Lesson 6)

This lesson is purely practical guidance to get started observing on your own with some basic equipment and references. Where I have provided some cost figures, they come from checks on Amazon or Google on prices today (June 30, 2014) and do not include shipping. We do not sell any… Continue reading

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Summer Midnight Madness (Lesson 5)

This is a practical section that will use your body and your eyes to discover some stuff about the created heavens. First consider the wonder of it all: a safe platform (earth) with a transparent atmosphere that you can see through; nearly empty outer space that permits us to see… Continue reading

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