It looks like the sky has cleared at last. My long national monsoon nightmare is over. So I got off my ass and took my scope out to my “local dark site”, the aptly named Creekside Park, which I had scoped out (pun intended) a few weeks ago. This is a nice, grassy, tree-studded park, […]Read More September 28, 2016: My Local Dark Site Ain’t So Dark, and Three Tough Messiers
This past Saturday, I had a very full day and night of outreach without a cloud in the sky the entire time. First, in the morning and afternoon, there was the PBS Kids Fun Fest in downtown Denver. Thousands of parents came by with their very young children to go to bouncy castles, meet with […]Read More September 13, 2016: Outreach All Day, and All of the Night
WHOOOOOOOOOOA!!! This past Saturday, Digby, the DAS new member coordinator, drove me out to the DAS Edmund G. Kline Dark Site located near Deer Trail, CO, about 60 miles east of downtown Denver. This is a well-equipped site, with fourteen concrete observing pads, each with access to electricity, and half of them with the ability to […]Read More September 8, 2016: The DAS Dark Site and Messiers galore!