Goldschmidt in Oil and a Note from the Philippines

We were very busy in August getting ready for a mission trip to the Philippines. Now that we are here, I am catching up with some posting. If interested, read on…. The ministry site has a new post with an oil painting of the crater Goldschmidt. The title is appropriate (“Overcoming… Continue reading

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Moonlight Pollution to Manlight Pollution

Most amateur astronomers shudder at the thought of observing with a highly visible moon or a heavily light-polluted sky from manmade lighting. However, a recent couple of nights observing serves to illustrate the value of observing what you can see — even when conditions are not good in a classical… Continue reading

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When the Heavens Open the Eyes of a New Observer

Because the nature of the ministry work we do, we have the wonderful opportunity to teach observing to people who have never looked through optics before. Even where skies are truly dark, it takes some re-orientation and training to learn to observe. Casual looks are not what I am discussing.… Continue reading

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