No Money Astronomy: Stars

So, I was at the grocery store the other day, admiring the baguettes, when I heard footsteps directly behind me. The pressure of staring eyes caused me to lift my snout into the air, that’s when someone tapped me on the shoulder. Three times. “You know, I want to get into amateur astronomy, but IContinue reading “No Money Astronomy: Stars”

Ephemerally Fleeting Moments

Moments never last; a sunset that bleeds gives way to the night. Happiness or clouds— both are swept away by wind or emotion. Sometimes all we’re left with is a memory. If we’re fortunate; a photograph. All around us short-lived events wilt away. So many…it’s difficult to express, or admire them all. I suppose youContinue reading “Ephemerally Fleeting Moments”

Orange…Fat…Oh! You Mean Betelgeuse!

One of the first stars I’ve become acquainted with in the night sky is the red supergiant Betelgeuse, featured as the orange star centered in the image above. Located on Orion’s left shoulder, its amber glow bleeds into blackened emptiness. Betelgeuse is one of those stars I remember seeing when I was younger, but atContinue reading “Orange…Fat…Oh! You Mean Betelgeuse!”