Starry Night with a Planetary Nebula

Introducing my Lovely (Faylene) to planetary nebula began with the Ring Nebula (M57) but I was waiting for a clear night to see the Dumbbell Nebula (M27) because her favorite color is blue. The green hue of the center of the Ring is certainly beautiful, but the blue-green and red… Continue reading

Where is the star equation?

The teachers were listening to a introductory training on biblical creation as I gave them the question, “Where is the star equation?” It seems simple enough. We see stars all the time, we see galaxies (star cities) quite often from our backyard observatory, where we have often gathered with some… Continue reading