March 18, 2019: The One Big Drawback to Working at a Telescope Store

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

December 12, 2017: The Lunar X and V! And Some Other Fun Lunar Sights to See

Banner photo credit:  John Chumack One of the things we amateur astronomers tend to hate the most is the moon.  Sure, the moon is plenty interesting when you’re first starting out, and other than the sun, it’s about the only astronomical object to show considerable detail through the scope.  Note the word “considerable” there.  Yes, […]

Read More December 12, 2017: The Lunar X and V! And Some Other Fun Lunar Sights to See

February 28, 2015 – Dabbling in Astrophotography with the Triple Conjunction and the Moon

Astrophotography from Manhattan?  Are you serious?  Well, at least some AP is possible.  As long as the object is bright.  Really bright. There was a gorgeous triple conjunction of a brand new crescent moon, a gibbous Venus, and a faraway Mars last week, and I was able to get some snaps through my digital camera. […]

Read More February 28, 2015 – Dabbling in Astrophotography with the Triple Conjunction and the Moon