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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The Beauty of Star Failure

Planetary nebula’s are an interesting class of objects. Usually they are small (compared to common deep sky objects) and almost look like stars in a small telescope. But, you cannot quite get them focused. That is the hint that it is not a pinpoint of light. The little object in the… Continue reading

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The Heavenly Beauty of Contrast

I had not looked at the heavens in earnest until I was 50. If I looked at the night skies, they pretty much all seemed the same. Are they? We thrive on contrast. It can be contrast or variety or differences in color, texture, sound or a dozen other variables.… Continue reading

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SOUTHWARD FROM GALILEE — A CHRISTMAS CARD

This is our 2013 Christmas greeting to our blog and facebook readers. If you follow any of our posts or those on the www.christworksministries.org, you know that we teach Biblical creation and sky observing disciplines from a Biblical view. It has been our pleasure to serve others in Uganda and… Continue reading

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Star Clusters That Should Not Be

We take gathered energy for granted, often forgetting that energy, matter, and time were created at the beginning (Genesis 1:1). Then the magnificent command of God began arranging things. The stars are created on day 4 (verse 16). Now lets take a trip to a typical class where children are taught what… Continue reading

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