Yes, I know, I initially said that there were only going to be two of these entries, but they grew so long that I decided to split them up into three – and I’ve already edited where I said there would be two. The final big changes over the past 35 years have all been […]Read More January 31, 2016: 35-Year-End Review, Part 3 – The Computer and the Internet Change Everything
Continuing with my review of the ch-ch-changes (we’ll miss you, Starman!) I’ve experienced in astronomy over the past 35 years, we move on to the telescope and eyepiece revolutions. As far as we knew, the largest “portable” telescopes back then were the C14s, the orange tube SCTs. Oh, there were ads in Sky & […]Read More January 26, 2016: 35-Year-End Review, Part 2 – Scopes and Eyepieces
Astronomy has undergone a veritable sea-change since I first started observing as a teenager in the late 70s and early 80s, as I touched on briefly in my first blog post. In this and the next two posts, I’ll go over some of the bigger changes in the hobby that I’ve seen in the last 35 […]Read More January 13, 2016: 35-Year-End Review, Part 1 – My, How Things Have Changed!
Happy New Year! This half of the review gets into all those less “necessary” purchases I’ve made over after buying my two telescopes; but they sure seemed necessary at the time. My spending barrage continued as I wanted to see what all the fuss was about both TeleVue EPs and ultra-wide field EPs, too. The […]Read More January 1, 2016: Year-end review, Part 2 – eyepieces, filters, and binoviewers, oh my!