Tale of Two Continents — from Observing M51

It is a most unlikely story when observing a beautiful object leads to a story of two men on two continents who have never met. But that is exactly what this post introduces. The whole affair started simply enough: observe M51, which is a beautiful spiral galaxy in the Northern… Continue reading

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When Bad Things Happen

On the inspiration page (top left) of our home-based ministry site (www.christworksministries.org) there is a set of sketches and a lesson that come out of a series of observations from the Midsouth Stargaze in French Camp, Mississippi. While similar to the theme of the last blog entry here, this story… Continue reading

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The Irony of Catastrophe

The sketch of the crescent moon at dawn on the 28th day of April shows a peaceful scene. It was the first day of the star gaze, where about 150 people were gathered to watch the evening skies with telescopes for 3 consecutive nights in French Camp, Mississippi. I woke… Continue reading

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Lunar Walls and Walls of the Heart

Most of the time I notice craters and the boundaries of “seas” on the moon. Two observing nights in middle April were entirely different. I noticed severe separations on the lunar surface. Sometimes they are called walls; sometimes they are sharp valleys. They are evidence of something catastropic and they… Continue reading

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Thoughts of the Philippines: The “Winter Circle”

The Winter Circle is the name of a giant asterism or pattern in the sky. During January to March and high in the sky is an approximate circle of dominant stars. It is huge in terms of breadth; it cannot be viewed except with the naked eye. On hazy nights… Continue reading

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