Monsoon season continues here in Denver practically unabated. Note the use of the word practically there. Just over a week ago, as the moon was about three days past full, there was a slight break in the unending parade of clouds one night. I had a nice look at the moon from off of my […]Read More August 31, 2016: Plato craterlet! and LPR filters are doomed
The DAS had their our monthly Open House at the stunning and historic Chamberlin Observatory. This is a beautiful 1894 building with a 20-inch Alvin Clark refractor inside: The Open House is the society’s regularly scheduled outreach session, which takes place in Observatory Park, just in front of the observatory itself. (They also have other outreach sessions […]Read More August 21, 2016: The Denver Astronomical Society; and The Sky-Watcher 180 Mak
So, my move to Denver is complete, and after two weeks here, all I have to say is, “Monsoons? No one mentioned any stinking monsoons!” It has been cloudy basically ever since I got here. Denver is supposed to have 300 days of sunshine a year, but apparently none of them occur during the depths […]Read More August 16, 2016: Monsoon season?!? and The Perseids!