Waning Moon After Dusk

Observers of the sky typically avoid observing in bad sky conditions. In a larger context, however, ‘bad’ conditions often show different kinds of scenes and unusual lighting. Very often, an ‘off’ night like this is a reminder of the magnificent water cycle and the characteristics of the atmosphere, which are specifically created… Continue reading

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Islands in the Sky: Galaxies

The Inspiration Page of our home-based ministry site (www.christworksministries.org) contains a new story (top left) about the Sculptor Galaxy. The link takes you to 3 sketches at 3 magnifications. There is information provided to new observers about how to find it but also general information about the physical characteristics of… Continue reading

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Travels Around the Northern Cross (Cygnus)

The Scene in the Heavens. The late summer and fall season for middle northern latitudes are marked in the heavens from our vantage point by the Milky Way, which slices the sky from SSW to NNE. Cygnus (sometimes called the Northern Cross) is nearly at zenith (straight up) a few hours after… Continue reading

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The Complexity of the Creator

The wonder of the heavens crosses different magnitudes: from macro-stellar scales to subatomic scales. So the depth, breadth, all-seeing, all-knowing attributes of our Lord are inescapable, unless one does not consider that he did any of it. But the scriptures are clear and quote his views: the heavens are truly… Continue reading

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The Rising Spear in the Rising Sun

A friend commented to me that our friends in Uganda must enjoy the sky, because it is so dark (sky conditions are excellent). But that is not the case! We learn about anything because we observe and think about it. If no one has taught us to observe, we seldom… Continue reading

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