This past week, an old friend (a verrrrrry old friend!) invited me out with him and his son to go out and explore Moab, Utah and the surrounding area: Arches National Park, Dead Horse State Park, and Canyonlands National Park. The geology of this part of the country was formed hundreds of millions of years […]Read More March 23, 2017: Observing in Canyonlands National Park!
Last week I had my Oberwerk 12×60 binoculars out for the moon’s occultation of Aldebaran. I hadn’t used them in a while, and I had been sort of unsatisfied with them for a longer while. Why? Because they were giving me double images, as well as eyestrain and headaches as a result from not being […]Read More March 11, 2017: Astro Binoculars
Well, my Jeopardy appearance was great. ABSOLUTELY GREAT! Of course, I’m not allowed to discuss how I did, but I had a really awesome time. The other contestants were all mah Jeopardy nerds and we bonded nicely, even though we were in competition with each other. The people working on the show were all very nice and […]Read More March 5, 2017: “I’ll take a new telescope for $2000, Alex”; and Aldebaran Occultation