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SHARING THE SUN: A PUBLIC SOLAR VIEWING EVENT ORGANIZED BY B.R.A.S.S.

Posted by ANJAL SHARMA 10/12/2006 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Other)

SHARING THE SUN:  A PUBLIC SOLAR VIEWING EVENT ORGANIZED BY B.R.A.S.S.

The sun is a dynamic and fascinating astronomical target which can hook people onto astronomy. That's exactly what we set out to do by organizing a solar viewing event!!!

Telescopes and Resolution

Posted by Darren Drake 09/11/2006 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

Telescopes and Resolution

How far away can your telescope resolve newspaper print?

Star Gaze Hawaii and the Visitor Information Station

Posted by Timm Bottoni 07/13/2006 12:00AM   (Articles/Other)

Star Gaze Hawaii and the Visitor Information Station

Recommendations for Astronomy Observing on the Big Island of Hawaii

From One Extremist To The Other

Posted by Scott Bennett 06/02/2006 09:50PM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Philosophical)

From One Extremist To The Other

Between Evolution and Intelligent Design: Can There Be Compromise?

Moon Games

Posted by William Paolini 05/22/2006 12:00AM   (Articles/Solar-System)

Moon Games

What's the smallest crater you can see?

Me & My Barber

Posted by Scott Bennett 05/15/2006 07:27PM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Philosophical)

Me & My Barber

Can our imagination really take us to the stars?

Pulling an “All-Nighter”: Inside a Messier Marathon

Posted by Art Fritzson 04/08/2006 12:00AM   (Articles/Observing)

Pulling an “All-Nighter”: Inside a Messier Marathon

If you haven’t tried it or want to compare it with your own experience, here’s the blow by blow of what it was like for me to spend a night looking for 110 objects.

If you had just one eyepiece, what should it be?

Posted by Michael Covington 12/28/2005 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

If you had just one eyepiece, what should it be?

Any serious observer normally has at least half a dozen telescope eyepieces. But if you had to limit yourself to just one eyepiece, what should it be?

Know Your Coaxial Connectors

Posted by Michael Covington 12/28/2005 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Equipmentoptics)

Know Your Coaxial Connectors

"The trouble with standards," someone said, "is that there are so many of them to choose from."

Mt. Saint Helens Revisted

Posted by John Finnan 12/15/2005 12:00AM   (Articles/Other)

Mt. Saint Helens Revisted

Last fall when I visited the volcano most of the action took place during the day. On this trip I was treated to an unexpected surprise at night just as the moon was setting.

The Krakow Mystery Object of 1926

Posted by Michael Covington 09/03/2005 12:00AM   (Articles/Other-Articles/Other)

The Krakow Mystery Object of 1926

On September 2, 1926, Harvard Observatory received a telegram from Krakow, Poland, reporting a "comet" at R.A. 15:53, declination +3 55... (Michael A. Covington is the author of Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes and other books.)

Observing the Moon, Sweating it out with an 8" Refractor

Posted by Jim Phillips 08/20/2005 12:00AM   (Articles/Solar-System)

Observing the Moon, Sweating it out with an 8" Refractor

Hot moist air and a cold, dry moon - what more could you want?