A Parable About Galaxy Night Light

Over two thirds of the earth’s population lives in metropolitan areas. A vast majority of that population rarely sees the night sky without the heavy effects of light pollution. There is a parable of the heavens in this post, but let us start by introducing an observation sheet and a… Continue reading

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The Love of Teaching

A young girl and her father, Ian, had joined a larger group of campers for a week of observing the heavens. My wife and I were part of the group. The father’s daughter caught my attention. Her incredible energy level was obvious with lap after lap of bike riding. Laura was also… Continue reading

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Starry Hosts Brought Together! Lesson 7

So tonight or the next night you have time, you get to see the “marshaled starry host” for yourself if you follow the simple instructions here. Feel free to copy them and the drawing that helps show what to do. First, however, get excited about the depth and width of… Continue reading

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Naked Eyes–Naked Sky (Lesson 1)

The dream or quest of many observers of the heavens is more and more reach or, in other words, more and more aperture. “Birders” are often the same. First they want a good binocular, then a better one, then a better one. All of this is aimed (usually) at seeing… Continue reading

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The Delight of Sarah’s Galaxy

Sarah’s Galaxy, which is NGC-3628, is delightful to observe. The historical trail to the name is more obscure. One reference cites that the galaxy was named after a poet in the 1800s, but little else is apparent. The name sounds like there is a link to affection or love, but who knows? Sarah’s Galaxy is high… Continue reading

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