Parable of False Night Light

City lights dazzle the eyes. We gravitate to city lights and light shows. The sparkling colors draw the eyes and change the paths of feet. The more the glitz, the more the the attraction. Artificial light is often associated with safety. The more light, the safer we often feel. The more light, the less… Continue reading

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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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