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 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

Lunar Crater Parable: High Ground and the Light

Observing the moon is about light play on the surface. Every observation is dependent on the sunlight’s angle. The boundary of lunar day and night is called the terminator.  The observing principle is pretty simple: high ground gets exposed to light; low ground is in shadow. So when you look at … Continue reading

Magnificent Marred Moon

During the last two weeks we have had typical middle latitude summer weather with balmy nights that are clear but hazy. The wind stays light and temperatures stay above 60 F. So when the moon is waxing (getting bigger) or waning (getting smaller), it provides excellent opportunity under comfortable conditions … Continue reading

Creation Tidbits for Trees in Spring

God’s acts of creation upon the face of the earth are governed in many respects by our position and tilt relative to the sun. This is, in a sense, a big picture view of the origin of seasons. The layers of complexity, however, continue as one observes smaller and smaller things. Vegetation changes occur within … Continue reading