After a truly horrible 2016, both in terms of the number and caliber of notable deaths, as well as the godawful election season we went through here in the US (I won’t even mention the election results), I bid 2016 an angry and well-deserved farewell, and none too soon. But not before taking a shot at […]Read More December 30, 2016: Goodbye, 2016! Hello Trapezium!
The Denver Astronomical Society held its annual Holiday Party recently. A fine festival of maple-brined chicken and good company at the swanky Hilton. But the speaker really stood out – Dr. John Bally, a Colorado University professor of astrophysics. He was there to give us a talk on the current state of astronomy. I left […]Read More December 27, 2016: The BIG PICTURE Current State of Astronomy
I ordered a 24mm 68 from High Point Scientific on April 30 – the last day of the $99 NEAF sale, a very nice one-third savings off of the normal $149 price. I had a $100 Visa gift card that was just sitting around, burning a hole in my pocket, and I’ve heard very good things […]Read More December 15, 2016: The 24mm Explore Scientific 68-Degree Eyepiece