God: Author of Magnificent Variety

The divine placement of the heavens, the size of the moon, and the characteristics of the moon-earth-sun dance permits and observer to have radically different views of the heavens in one sitting. Light changes on the lunar surface from day to day create endless opportunities to see varied terrain. Eyes… Continue reading

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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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The Wonder of the Southern Skies

When I observe in a southern location it is a treat for me because the southern celestial sphere is not always available to me as far south as I would like from my home state (Virginia). The sketch below shows two objects I intended to observe and sketch at the… 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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High in the Sky; Constant and Clear: the Beehive Cluster

Whether north or south of the equator, most people can see the Beehive Cluster shortly after sunset and high in the sky. Whether it is a poor poverty stricken neighborhood or a rich suburb of a modern city, it is the same. Whether the observer is  a doctor or a… Continue reading

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