Summer Opportunities for Everyone

June has arrived and the treasures of the Southern Milky Way are coming into a viewable window for me by about 11:30PM. Great objects like M51 and M101 are still perched high in the sky after dusk, but if I'm being honest, they don't pique my interest as much as the brightness of the Lagoon …

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What’s Important to You?

Noticeable changes in the sky usually take thousands of years to happen. Your kids noticeably change everyday if you're paying attention.  Since about Mid-April, life and weather got in the way of my hobbies. For about 6 weeks, I haven't had a truly clear night. On the acceptable nights, I just wasn't in the mood. …

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How Do You Get Kids Into Astronomy?

Really... that's not a title... I'm asking a question! In all seriousness, I can give you a simple answer to this question - You Don't! Astronomy isn't soccer, or baseball, or dance. There is an instant gratification of looking through an eyepiece and seeing Saturn's rings, but it's not a physical gratification of scoring a goal …

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