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A Fathers Take on Fathers Day

If you will forgive a departure from topics astronomical and more… human. We are all human after all, and hey, it’s MY blog! I tend to get a little philosophical too at times. I lost my dad, over 30 years … Continue reading

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Winter Star Party 2015

This year was my 13th consecutive Winter Star Party, and the fourth year I’ve gone “officially” as a vendor representing Software Bisque. I like going as a vendor as I’m just a touch claustrophobic in crowds and the vendors get … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Christmas Trash Scope

This blog is kind of a throwback in honor of the holidays. It was originally published in “Astronomy Technology Today” a few years ago, and I did a “365 Days of Astronomy” podcast based on it once. I still think … Continue reading

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The Case for Visual Observing

At most star parties you’ll find two groups of people. They don’t hang out together. There’s the visual crowd, and there are the imagers. The visual crowd is very social, there’s lots of sharing and laughing, and when permitted, a … Continue reading

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