No Money Astronomy: Specters In The Night

The night sky is haunted. There are ghastly starry specters—soft splatters of ethereal light—glowing among the eternal dark. They’ll make your eyes squint. They’ll make you question reality…am I seeing things? Is there anything really there? Why am I talking to myself? It’s true! The night sky is filled with allllll sorts of things andContinue reading “No Money Astronomy: Specters In The Night”

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”

Shooting for the Stars: A Perspective on Astrophotography

Are you tired of spending night after night under the stars and having nothing to show for it besides a handful of blurry, uninspiring, and disgusting images? What do you say? Are you ready to take the night back? Grab your camera! I’ll meet you outside!   Welcome to Starlight Boot Camp   No matterContinue reading “Shooting for the Stars: A Perspective on Astrophotography”

How To Tell The Difference Between a Star And a Planet

A Shining Imposter   Not every point of light in the night sky is a star. Sure. Some colorful points of lights are airplanes. Yeah. We all know that. But did you know it’s possible to see siblings of our solar system? Yes—it’s really possible to see planets. Twinkle, twinkle little star…blah blah blah…you knowContinue reading “How To Tell The Difference Between a Star And a Planet”