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"
Inreach? Is that something we shouldn’t be talking about (let alone doing) in front of children? No, it’s outreach directed inwards towards the members of an astroclub. Last night, the Denver Astronomical Society held a terrific inreach event out at our dark site location, 60 miles east of town. Outreach is fun for the general […]Read more "August 13, 2017: Inreach and Perseids"
Another month, another trip out to the DAS Dark Site. Even though I’ve only gone twice, when I go, I really feel astronomically sated for a good week or so thereafter. I see everything I can while I’m there, and I see them so much better than I can see them here at home that […]Read more "October 25, 2016: The Transit Scope and Screaming Scouts"