Continuing with my review of the ch-ch-changes (we’ll miss you, Starman!) I’ve experienced in astronomy over the past 35 years, we move on to the telescope and eyepiece revolutions. As far as we knew, the largest “portable” telescopes back then were the C14s, the orange tube SCTs. Oh, there were ads in Sky & […]Read more "January 26, 2016: 35-Year-End Review, Part 2 – Scopes and Eyepieces"
If you weren’t living in a cave at the time, you probably remember that there was a lunar eclipse in September. But, oh, not just any lunar eclipse. No, this was the SUPERMOON, the BLOOD MOON. Actually, I like to call it the STUPIDMOON. It really chaps my ass when the media hypes some astronomical […]Read more "December 4, 2015: The Stupidmoon, The Urban Starfest, and The Nethermead"