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, June 28, 2016

Strawberry Moon and other photos, scope setup at Black Star Canyon, Marcello's great image, and make your plans for eclipse in Casper at Astrocon 2017

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

This week's report, after last week's digression into astrophysics and astronomy conferences, finally can share some real Astro photos.  First up is a photo, taken with just a 600 mm telephoto at Palmia Observatory, shows the "strawberry moon", which just refers to a full moon that

Monday, June 20, 2016

The American Astronomical Society meeting in San Diego and Society for Astronomical Science meeting in Ontario, If Iggy didnt show to teach you physics, check with your cat, and now you can do amateur radio astronomy too!

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well as we mentioned last time this week has been taken up with the AAS conference, sponsored by professional astronomers, in San Diego and the SAS conference, sponsored by amateur astronomers, in Ontario.  Resident Astronomer Peggy maintained the observatory and Astronomer Assistants Danny and Ruby, while I flitted about

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Oops, here are the fuzzy photos of Jupiter and Mars, travelling to AAS meeting in San Diego and the SAS meeting in Ontario

Oops, I messed up and didn't have the Astro photos of Jupiter and Mars attached correctly.  I'm still getting used to gmail and have now discovered that photos, once attached, will sort of fall off if you leave your IPad unattended till it falls asleep.  Then When you come back and finish off the typing, sometimes the photos are gone.  So here are the fuzzy

Get your copy of Quanta magazine, looking at Mars and Jupiter, June gloom, nuclear R-process, Iggy Azalea will teach you physics and explanation by Jimmy Kimmel

Greeting from Palmia Observatory

Let's get to the mail before we look at some photos of Mars and Jupiter.  Retired Big Oil Chemist, Dr Arnold, forwarded a web reference for a great, online, free science type magazine called Quanta Magazine.  I've enjoyed it and signed up.  Thanks Arnold.  If you're interested in

Saturday, June 4, 2016

HIgh school graduates grow up and move on, geology video shows look back time just as does astronomy, and the 4-D man question

Greetings from Palmia Observatory

Well we didn't get much Astro observing in this week.  I guess I'm feeling the effects of a cold and maybe even some jet lag.  We did manage to get out to a high school graduation ceremony, but not much Astro observing.  This next week should have some good observing opportunities, especially now with Mars being in its closest approach to Earth.  We should all take a look and see if