Monthly Archives: August 2014

Beauty and Revelation in the Black

Searching for something that is dark in the heavens almost seems counterintuitive. Things in the light are typically easier to see than things in shadow. So what happens when what you want to see is black rather than light? In … Continue reading

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Late Summer Delight (Lesson 8)

It’s that time for new observers from northern lattitudes to try some new delights in the southern night skies. In late August and early September, when you look directly south, the Milky Way rises in front of you. The sketch I … Continue reading

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Tree Racing Together

The title conjures up some images but this one is a little different. By the time Linda and I were observing the constellations of the south and decided to go for an object in the Scorpius constellation, we had to … Continue reading

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Trifid in Color and Moon Glow

The Bully of the Night had already risen. With only four days since full moon, it was iffy to look at those grand sights in the southern skies, but we took a chance that the haze would not exacerbate the … Continue reading

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Chasing Fuzzy Wuzzies in the Night

God made us curious. We find something interesting, then we look further. It was that way with the burning bush (Old Testament event) and it is that way for most things. The tendency gets really basic because we question who we … Continue reading

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The Bully of the Night

The Super Moon! The Super Moon! The news has gone nuts about reporting this. The moon is full once every lunar cycle, and your eyes would have a hard time measuring a difference in brightness from one full moon to the … Continue reading

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