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 […]

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January 21, 2019: Lunar Eclipse!

Banner photo credit:  Meeeeeee!!!! What, you were expecting me to rant about the “Stupidmoon” all over again?  Yeah, I’ve ranted and raved about all these stupid names that the media keeps applying to lunar eclipses – which I refuse to repeat here.  But just like Ryan O’Neal was forced to do by a relentless Barbra […]

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August 13, 2017: Inreach and Perseids

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 […]

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December 21, 2015 – Electronically Assisted Astronomy, Cloudy Nights, and “Cloudy Nights”

Another of the “what I did last summer” items was to learn about the wonders of Electronically Assisted Astronomy.  This is where you attach a video camera to the focuser or eyepiece and observe from a tablet or laptop screen instead.  One of the AAA guys at the outreach sessions, Jason, had one of these […]

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