Pleiades: Twice Mentioned, Often Observed

The beautiful open cluster, the Pleiades, can be seen for nearly a half of every year by most of the earth’s population, but is even more notable because God mentions it twice in the scriptures. So the very author and creator of stars cites the cluster in Amos and Job. Contrary to… Continue reading

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Tasting the Unsearchable

Seeing the night skies for many people is like a taste of the unsearchable. Perhaps scenes on the earth are too common, so the same reaction does not bubble up so quickly. There is nothing like a beautiful night sky scene, even if it is as simple as a moonrise in clouds,… Continue reading

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Two Days in July–from Binocular to Telescope

It is not just the act of a single observation of the heavens that is significant. When an observer begins to step back and consider what has been seen and recorded, a period of observation begins to take on a larger view. As we teach teachers how to observe the… Continue reading

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The Dumbing Down of Observing

It is a simple sketch from a quiet evening around sunset during summer. Why don’t we see these scenes? The moon has a regular cycle in the sky. Why don’t we see it? The scriptures actually speak of the process of growing insensitive or oblivious to people and things. There… Continue reading

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The Wonder of the Visual Spectrum in the Swan

No matter how many times I have looked at the Swan (M17), this nebula is a delight to observe. I have studied it with different scopes, binoculars, and astro-video tools on scopes. In the context of the local star field in a binocular to the dashing and flagrant color with astro video,… Continue reading

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