Shooting for the Moon: Free Photography Guide & Instructions

Are you going outside to photograph the Moon? Hold your rocket boosters—study this free guide and learn quick, easy techniques that you can use tonight. Don’t have time to become an astronaut? Your photographs will bring the Moon down to Earth. There are 5 main ways to photograph the Moon. (composite and webcam imagery notContinue reading “Shooting for the Moon: Free Photography Guide & Instructions”

No Money Astronomy: Remastered Edition

  Everyone knows you made the naughty list—a lump of coal ripped a hole in your stocking. You may have enough sedimentary rocks to keep warm during the winter, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be jolly, cheerful or merry. Santa’s elves screwed you over, however, there’s still one more present underneath the tree and itContinue reading “No Money Astronomy: Remastered Edition”

Horror Writing Tips: How to Scare People

You sacrificed a precious hour watching innocent people become lunch meat, and now it’s your bedtime. Tucked underneath cozy comforters, the darkness inside your mind turns on, just like the television inside your living room. You can’t use a television remote to change the channel inside your mind. If a thirsty zombie is about to giveContinue reading “Horror Writing Tips: How to Scare People”

Bloody Lunacy: How To Survive The 2018 Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse

Prepare for a cosmic calamity—on January 31, 2018—a rare lunar eclipse will cause the world to explode into a million pieces. Just kidding. Do you want to see the 2018 Blue Blood Supermoon eclipse? Well, you better sip some coffee before the birds start chirping, because If you live on the east coast of the UnitedContinue reading “Bloody Lunacy: How To Survive The 2018 Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse”

…Are You Lost? Ask The North Star For Directions

You’re lost in the woods. The coyotes are hungry. You don’t have a map. Or a compass. Or a flashlight. Or a cellphone. You’re trapped inside an arboreal prison. How are you going to breakout and find your way back to camp? Shhh…did hear that? The coyotes are howling. Quick. Let’s get out of here.Continue reading “…Are You Lost? Ask The North Star For Directions”

Astrophotography: The Blue Hour

  Every educated photographer on planet Earth is familiar with the Golden Hour. Shhh…come a little closer…I’m gonna whisper a top secret in your ear…just kidding! I’m gonna tell you a secret but forgive me if I don’t whisper in your ear (you’ll have to pay me extra). The golden hour gets all the hype,Continue reading “Astrophotography: The Blue Hour”

Astrophotography: How To Photograph Stars With Cheap Gear

If you’re mentally fortified with specialized knowledge, then photographing stars can be as easy as celestial pie—even if you only have access to cheap lenses or cameras. Don’t sacrifice your piggy bank to the astronomical gods! Your porcelain swine shall live to oink another day. It should be obvious that you need a camera andContinue reading “Astrophotography: How To Photograph Stars With Cheap Gear”

Astronomy Binoculars: How to Observe Stars Instead Of Your Neighbor

Most binoculars spend most of their existence buried inside a closet, or perhaps inside a spacious drawer. A few naughty binoculars have only observed the nasty habits of someone’s unaware neighbor, and a lonesome binocular can do nothing but collect time snow (dust). Binoculars are intuitive and easy to use. A telescope needs eyepieces orContinue reading “Astronomy Binoculars: How to Observe Stars Instead Of Your Neighbor”

Don’t Worry! The Moon Is Just Going Through A Gibbous Phase

Earth’s Moon has quite the attitude, but don’t worry! It’s just going through a phase. Teenage astronomical objects can be unpredictable and very moody. The Moon is at least 4.53 billion years old, but that doesn’t stop it from having 8 unique phases, which means the Moon probably has a personality disorder. Try not toContinue reading “Don’t Worry! The Moon Is Just Going Through A Gibbous Phase”

Celestial Hunting Season: How To Locate The Orion Nebula

You look like the type of smart individual who likes to read about space clouds. Did you know it’s possible to see the Orion Nebula with nothin’ but those squishy orbs inside your face? The universe looks like an angry toddler tossed a handful of sparkly glitter all over the place, which means it canContinue reading “Celestial Hunting Season: How To Locate The Orion Nebula”