Category Archives: creation 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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Two Days in July–from Binocular to Telescope

It is not just the act of a single observation of the heavens that is significant. When an observer begins to step back and consider what has been seen and recorded, a period of observation begins to take on a … Continue reading

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The Wonder of the Visual Spectrum in the Swan

No matter how many times I have looked at the Swan (M17), this nebula is a delight to observe. I have¬†studied it with different scopes, binoculars, and astro-video tools on scopes.¬†In the context of the local star field in a … 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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The Wonder of the Southern Skies

When I observe in a southern location it is a treat for me because the southern celestial sphere is not always available to me as far south as I would like from my home state (Virginia). The sketch below shows … 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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High in the Sky; Constant and Clear: the Beehive Cluster

Whether north or south of the equator, most people can see the Beehive Cluster shortly after sunset and high in the sky. Whether it is a poor poverty stricken neighborhood or a rich suburb of a modern city, it is … Continue reading

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