Lunar Eclipse a Harbinger?

Much of the Eastern Seaboard of the US was clouded over for the lunar eclipse on September 27, 2015. I happened to peruse a site of fellow astro-video users and found a series of photographs that recorded the event from La Pine, Oregon. We don’t normally sketch photographs, but several of… Continue reading

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Weather Warning or Weather Blessing

Part of the culture of unbelief is manifest in a popular topic: the weather. It’s “mother-nature this” or “mother nature that.” The thin, magnificent, and relatively stable atmosphere, which is equivalent to the width of pencil mark on circle drawn on a piece of regular-sized paper, is viewed as “that’s just… Continue reading

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“THEY ALL STAND UP TOGETHER”

15 minutes is all it takes. 15 minutes of quiet under the summer night skies, where a person gazes over the length of the Milky Way from a location in the Northern Hemisphere on this safe and privileged planet, is all it takes. The question that automatically arises from the questioning… Continue reading

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Galaxies to the North and the God of Creation

It was a straight forward observing night. The 8 inch Celestron and astro video gear worked as expected. The mount behaved. The first target was M106–not far from the key stars of Ursa Major or the Big Dipper. I sat down to sketch, trying to grab as much as I… 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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