Well, for the past few weeks, the annual monsoon season has completely descended on Denver, leaving me more time to write my blog and catch up on my astroreading. Mars opposition? What Mars opposition? Unless “Mars” is now the new name for “cloud bottom”. Which, given the global dust storm on Mars, I wouldn’t be […]Read More August 1, 2018: Annals of the Deep Sky; Blank Mars?
Yes, I know, I initially said that there were only going to be two of these entries, but they grew so long that I decided to split them up into three – and I’ve already edited where I said there would be two. The final big changes over the past 35 years have all been […]Read More January 31, 2016: 35-Year-End Review, Part 3 – The Computer and the Internet Change Everything
Another of the “what I did last summer” items was to learn about the wonders of Electronically Assisted Astronomy. This is where you attach a video camera to the focuser or eyepiece and observe from a tablet or laptop screen instead. One of the AAA guys at the outreach sessions, Jason, had one of these […]Read More December 21, 2015 – Electronically Assisted Astronomy, Cloudy Nights, and “Cloudy Nights”