Banner photo credit: Sarah Fisher, through a 127mm Mak Happy belated St. Patrick’s Day! Saturday night, the Denver Astronomical Society held its monthly Open House at Chamberlin Observatory. This is where the DAS invites members of the general public to come on out and look through the historic, 125-year-old 20-inch Alvan Clark refractor. They can […]Read More March 18, 2019: The One Big Drawback to Working at a Telescope Store
Banner photo credit: Jon Greif Just a quick post about the Geminid meteor shower and Comet 46P/Wirtanen. Thursday night, December 13, we got out to the Denver Astronomical Society’s dark site, about 60 miles east of town. Thursday was the peak night of the shower. It was actually cloudy when we left, but the forecast […]Read More December 17, 2018: Holy Geminids! and Comet 46P/Wompwomp
Just a semi-brief “observing report” for the Perseids and some other stuff. I went out to the DAS Dark Site on Friday, Saturday, and wouldncha know it, on Sunday, too. Well, more Monday really, by the time we got there. It was definitely a fun astronomy extended weekend. On Friday night there were about a […]Read More August 17, 2018: Meteors and Coyotes and Rattlers, Oh My! and a Mea Culpa
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?