In my second-to-last blog post, I talked a lot about the Bortle Scale. What is it? Why should you care? Invented by John Bortle in a 2001 Sky & Telescope article, the Bortle Scale is an effective way for you to objectively assess the darkness – or, unfortunately, the brightness – of your sky, or […]Read More September 28, 2018: The Bortle Scale, or Why Gas is Your Friend
Banner photo credit: Ian Norman . . . deep in the heart of Westcliffe! I just got back from southern Colorado, and boy are my arms tired. Wait, that’s not the joke. My tires are tired. Yeah, that’s it. Anyway, thanks to a fellow DASer, Noel, for inviting me and another DASer, Joe, out to […]Read More September 15, 2018: The Stars At Night, Shine Big and Bright . . .
Banner photo credit: Greg Riverdiau A couple of weeks ago, I went with friends to what’s looking to become an annual trip to Moab and Canyonlands National Park. This time we biked the White Rim Trail – about 100 miles around Island in the Sky (that is what we are . . . ). Well, […]Read More April 8, 2018: Moab, the Zodiacal Light, and Star Parties Galore! (Well, not quite yet . . . )