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

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

A Parable from Observing a Comet

A Parable from Observing a Comet. Comet Leonard is now (early December 2021) becoming more prominent in the pre-dawn sky. It reminded me of the principles of observing. An observing period is not like a quick review of a picture. Let me explain. We scheduled observations of the comet two… Continue reading

Leonard Before Dawn

Leonard Before Dawn. Despite gloves, earmuffs, and layers and layers of clothing, it was teeth-chattering cold while we searched the heavens at 4:30 in the morning. The waves of the Atlantic Ocean crashed against the sand in front of us. With our binoculars and the sky window, we repeatedly searched… Continue reading