Category Archives: christian astronomy

Reaching Skyward

No sketch this time….just a story. Someone commented to us one time that looking at the night skies must be natural thing for our Ugandan friends because the sky is so dark. I answered this way: “Actually, it is not. … Continue reading

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Eye on the Philippines

Our summer “dog” days are hot and humid and typically cloudy. Observing nights are limited, but when they happen you learn to move quickly. July 31 was one of those nights–it was clear and calm for a few hours. I … Continue reading

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The Edge-on Galaxy: a Dramatic Invitation

The manifold glory of God’s created heavens are a drawing card and invitation with any instrument or pair of eyes, but one can go much further–delving into the inviting details of particular objects. So many are so unique and singular. … Continue reading

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“Black Eye” Galaxy and the Fear of the Lord

We think of fear as fright or terror. It is usually an unwelcome thing unless it is part of a story that is separated from us. The fear of the Lord is different–deeper in meaning and wider in application. It … Continue reading

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God: Author of Magnificent Variety

The divine placement of the heavens, the size of the moon, and the characteristics of the moon-earth-sun dance permits and observer to have radically different views of the heavens in one sitting. Light changes on the lunar surface from day … Continue reading

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The Irony of Catastrophe

The sketch of the crescent moon at dawn on the 28th day of April shows a peaceful scene. It was the first day of the star gaze, where about 150 people were gathered to watch the evening skies with telescopes … Continue reading

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Thoughts of the Philippines: The “Winter Circle”

The Winter Circle is the name of a giant asterism or pattern in the sky. During January to March and high in the sky is an approximate circle of dominant stars. It is huge in terms of breadth; it cannot … Continue reading

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