A few months back, I highlighted Charles Messier and his famous catalogue. But because of a number of omissions – you might even say some of them were, ahem, glaring – it was felt that another catalogue was needed for amateurs to hunt down, to expand beyond Messier’s 110 objects. At the request of Sky and […]Read More Feburary 10, 2018: Patrick Moore and the Caldwell Catalogue
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 […]Read More August 13, 2017: Inreach and Perseids
Happy Fourth of July! The title of this blog post is from the book written by Mike Brown, “How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming”. Mike Brown is the discoverer of Eris, the Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) that is/was larger than Pluto* and sealed Pluto’s fate; in fact, he goes by his […]Read More July 4, 2017: Another rant – Pluto had it coming.