Vicarious Observing a World Apart

Observing the created heavens with our Filipino friends is being done from the US through a combination of astro-video tools and streaming video from www.nightskiesnetwork.ca. It is a story worth telling because our friends are only equipped with small f/5 refractor kits that we sent a few years ago. Part… Continue reading

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The Wise Men Approach

Remember the wise men from the east in the Christmas story? They were expert at studying the night skies over time. We don’t know there were three but it was certainly at least three based on the three gifts that they presented in the presence of Mary, Joseph, and the… Continue reading

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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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Decreasing and Increasing

This post of the Parable of the Sky begins with a daytime observation of the moon a few days before full moon. At this juncture the moon phase is called “waxing gibbous,” which essentially means it is getting bigger but not quite full. The neat part of this period is that the… Continue reading

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