Friday, June 29, 2007

Weather Control

I do not have too much to report in the blog, since we have been under siege by the summer weather pattern. It usually consists of hot days, afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms, and humid nights. The moon is also on it's way to full, so that rules out fainter objects and nebulosity. Double stars are always a possibility, if you can find them through the moonlit haze. I have never been much of a moon watcher, so nights with a visible moon do not work well for me.

I plan to head up on the mountain to observe the planets of Venus and Saturn as they pass within a field of view on Saturday evening, weather permitting. But, after that, we have a full moon, so I will probably pack up after a look at Jupiter.

Monday, June 25, 2007

In the beginning

I am into the night sky. I love astronomy. I love almost everything about astronomy. I am into the faint fuzzies. I dig double stars. I yearn for meteor events, and planetary dances. I love looking up at the night sky, and releasing all of my worries, so I can free my mind to the infinite possiblilties for myself, mankind, and the universal unknown. Feel free to take this trip with me. I will try to log what I do and see as I work towards knowing more about the universe around me. So grab a seat. Lets go for a ride. Destination: Unknown.