Last of Year; Last of a Star; What does it mean?

The end of a year is a noteworthy time because it generally causes people to take a look back as well as forward. How one looks both ways, however, makes a big difference in the conclusions a person will reach. And, the world view of a person is the largest… Continue reading

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Sun-Earth-Moon Motion and a Parable from the Inter-tidal Zone

Most of the posts deal directly with sky observing. Occasionally I will refer to a lesson that has its basis in the effects of the relative position and motion of the sun, earth, and moon. This most exquisite dance — a precision creation by Almighty God — causes the seasons… Continue reading

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The Heavens, the Earth, and a Christmas Greeting

Since we teach sketching as part of observing the heavens as part of our home-based ministry, it seemed fitting to take our friends through a little tour with a Christmas and New Year’s greeting card. We generally make our own card by sketching mini-sketches of observing sheets that we made… Continue reading

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Love in Action: Observing Together

We are coming up on December, which reminds me of one time my wife and I observed and sketched together. It often takes a joint purpose and activity for any friendship to grow. Marriage is the same: it deepens when things are purposefully done together. In a sense, observing and… Continue reading

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M33 Quick Study, Sketch, and Comment

This post is a sketch presentation and brief description with comment on one of the beautiful galaxies that amateur observers can see with modest telescopes. Continue reading

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