Creation Tidbits for Trees in Spring

God’s acts of creation upon the face of the earth are governed in many respects by our position and tilt relative to the sun. This is, in a sense, a big picture view of the origin of seasons. The layers of complexity, however, continue as one observes smaller and smaller things. Vegetation changes occur within… Continue reading

A Set of Basic Observing Tools for the New Observer (Lesson 6)

This lesson is purely practical guidance to get started observing on your own with some basic equipment and references. Where I have provided some cost figures, they come from checks on Amazon or Google on prices today (June 30, 2014) and do not include shipping. We do not sell any… Continue reading

Queen of the Wandering Stars and the Value of Disciplined Observing

Here is a simple but partial observing sheet from a sketch notebook from February 21, 2014 that shows Jupiter in two views. It is incomplete in the sense that we teach folks to include more information, but lets talk about that later. Take a look at the sketch first. What… Continue reading