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
Ugh. I just need to rant and vent about this latest stupidmoon thing, which blends in with my hatred of the media in general of late. Yet again, the media has descended upon this stupid “supermoon” BS and hyped it for all it’s worth. Needless to say, it seems like the collective memories of the […]Read More November 14, 2016 – Stupidmoon, Redux
One thing I missed discussing in terms of “What I did last summer” in the previous two blog posts was going out to see the Perseid meteor shower. The last time I had gone out to see a meteor shower was the Leonids, about 17 years ago, in 1998. The Leonids occur in November, but […]Read More December 7, 2015: Dark Adaption Really Does Take Awhile . . . So Observe During the Day!