Observing with Street Lights

Observing with Street Lights
Dark sky sites not always necessary to see the Milky Way (This image was taken ouside of a B&B in Julian, CA)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

OLLI Lecture on Science Breakthoughs of 2017;Coherent Neutrino Scattering; Oak Ridge Neutrino Generator; Clouds redeem themselves with beautiful sunset

Greetings from Palmia Observatory


Well this week we can talk about an interesting discussion of coherent neutrino scattering and impact on dark matter searches, but first,

Saturday, December 8, 2018

AAVSO 2018 Flagstaff group photo; Dark matter (or not) in diffuse dwarf galaxies; Dragonfly telescope array; Hooray, another DSLR chance at comet 46P/Wirtanen

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well the weather is improving so we can report on some more DSLR image trials of comet 46P, but first some other news and some discussion of diffuse galaxies, some with and some without dark matter.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Found: Art of Chesley Bonestell book; Non-redundant Masking to improve telescope resolution; Comet 46P/Wirtanen makes DSLR appearance; Cloudy night skies but great morning rainbow!

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well, we finally found the lost copy of "The Art of Chesley Bonestell", which we have enjoyed re-reading, but for this week the blog concentrates on other astronomy topics.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future; Remembering Earth vs. the Flying Saucers and looking to the sun for a warning

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

This week has been a bit cold and rainy so we left the scopes inside and were glad to take in a documentary film screening about the legendary, but not well recognized, space artist, Chesley Bonestell.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

History of Discovery at Flagstaff: Lowell, Tombaugh and Pluto; Evaluating Gerd Neumann light panel for flat images; Sean Carroll's Thanksgiving post; Astronomer Assistant Ruby applauds NASA Insight landing success

Greetings from Palmia Observatory


Well we are back at the observatory after our visit to Lowell Observatory and surrounding areas of Flagstaff, AZ.  Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving celebration, we certainly did, and can offer some additional comments and lessons learned there and at the AAVSO meeting.