Wimp or Master of the Universe?

It is the time of year that the magnificent constellation of Orion can be seen from most places on earth. We have observed it with Philippine, Ugandan, and US children. I have sketched the constellation in frigid temperatures when it shown above a tree adorned with light powdery snow. We… Continue reading

Hope Moon

Hope Moon. “I don’t see it.” I tell the man. “It’s there.  The clouds are covering it,” he explains. “How can you be sure?” “It’s right above the sunset.” He searches in the binoculars.  It takes him only a few seconds to find the very new moon – Day 2.… Continue reading

Two Days in July–from Binocular to Telescope

It is not just the act of a single observation of the heavens that is significant. When an observer begins to step back and consider what has been seen and recorded, a period of observation begins to take on a larger view. As we teach teachers how to observe the… Continue reading