Category Archives: inspiration

Christmas Card Post and a Report

We  have enjoyed some 50 “observing the heavens” events this year. Some were at home, but others were in California, down south, and in the hills of Virginia. Most of those events were attended by people who had never looked … Continue reading

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Little Duckies Asterism

Most folks are shocked and wowed at big things. We tend to be naturally partial to things or people with importance, authority, wealth, and fame. The little person is lost in the clutter. And, believe it or not, most folks–even … Continue reading

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An Eagle for Him and Her

The Eagle Nebula is a large stellar cloud with a cluster of jewels in the midst. Linda and I have equipment to see a widefield view of this beauty, and it was her request for the night of August 26th … 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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His and Hers Southern Sweets

It had been months since both of us observed the heavens and sketched together. The night was clear and Linda felt well enough to study an object. So I asked again at sunset, “Are you sure you are up to some … Continue reading

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I have had observers of the night skies tell me that they get some measure of peace by looking at the stars. A few even say it is almost a religious experience. Of course, others seek that kind of peace … Continue reading

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Moonscape around Plato

The simple joy of roving around the surface of the moon from your own backyard is a distinct privilege. In a modern society that is relatively rich, it is still a small percentage of people that have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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