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)

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Not going to measure Mercury retrograde motion now; AAS 238th Meeting; Emily Levesque on Betelgeuse, The Last Stargazers and more; What are TZO's?

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well this week we elected not to travel back to the US east coast in an attempt to see the upcoming June 10 solar annular eclipse.  We also discovered that it was going to be nearly impossible to measure the retrograde motion of Mercury.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Too many clouds block view of Starlinks; Hume and epistemology and how we are able to know anything; Evidence of UFOs? Martin Harwit on potential coming end of astronomical observations?

 Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well the Heavens-Above prediction for the latest batch of Starlink satellites was for magnitude 2 visibility for May 30, but our old nemesis, the clouds turned the blue skies to black.