Heh heh, sorry, not sorry for the bad pun. It’s what I do. After looking at the moon and the same old planets for a short while, beginners quickly ask, “What else should I look for?” The answer is the Messier Catalogue. I first came across Messier as a kid when I asked the very […]Read more "September 23, 2017: Who was Messier? Messier than who?"
Late summer is globular cluster season. Almost all of the globular clusters in the Messier Catalogue are visible at this time of year. Well, if the weather cooperates, that is. Which it didn’t out at the Denver Astronomical Society’s dark site last night. Globulars are collections of tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even […]Read more "September 16, 2017: Glorious Globs at the Dark Site"
Let me just start out by saying that this ISN’T a post about the recent eclipse. But it’s been inspired by the eclipse. This is a post all about our glorious sun! I’ve become a lecturer at the Public Nights at my astroclub, the Denver Astronomical Society, and gave my first lecture last week. This […]Read more "September 12, 2017: Our Sun"