First Light and Thrice Clear

First Light and Thrice Clear. The group of young people gathered around the fire pit as the grill was almost ready. Chit chat about the evening gave way to hot dogs (tube steaks) and s’mores (roasted marshmallows on graham crackers layered with chocolate). We explained some Bible verses about the… Continue reading

Wonderful Are His Works

Wonderful Are His Works. We are thankful for being able to see and record some of God’s wonderful works. While we have been without a telescope for 11 months, there have been opportunities to observe the moon, a comet, star patterns, and the brightest planets on repeated occasions with our… Continue reading

Active Oversight is Often Forgotten

The week’s forecast was not exciting.  Snow showers and clouds for the eastern West Virginia mountains were expected nearly every day, so no observing of the heavens was possible. When the clearing came one early morning, the dim light of dawn crept through the blinds and woke us. The crescent… Continue reading

The Morning Song in the Winter Mountains

We woke in the morning to capture the waning moon after sunrise. A couple days after full moon, if the skies are clear at dawn, there can be a beautiful sight as the setting moon nears the mountain ridges at the southwest end the Tygart Valley in the West Virginia… Continue reading