The Local Neighborhood: the Delight of Watching Jupiter

The wonder of the heavens for many observers falls into distance categories: the local solar system neighborhood, the galactic neighborhood, and outside the galaxy. For this time of year in 2010 the largest planet and brightest object outside earth’s orbit begins to rise in the east: the planet Jupiter. The… Continue reading

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The Moon on a Sultry Summer Night

There is something mesmerizing about watching a moon in hot months when there is no wind but there is lots of haze and humidity. When  I watch a setting crescent moon under those conditions near the Blue Ridge Mountains, it appears yellow-orange.  In this case, we had 2 days of… Continue reading

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Hello created world and universe!

As it says in the NIV version of Isaiah 45:12….”It is I who made the earth and created mankind upon it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.” This blog is about the wonders of the heavens that we can observe. When we observe and… Continue reading

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