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A bit of the past for the New Year

Posted by Steve Hollenbach 12/31/2012 12:00AM

Well the world didn't end after all... I wrote this a long time ago just after I left the Navy, and updated it recently.

My Hobby Is Astrophotography - Animation Humor

Posted by Robert Fitzgerald 01/15/2011 08:54AM

AP1200, Adam Block, Celestron

"...But who are you?" updated 5/31/2011

Posted by Steve Hollenbach 06/07/2010 12:00AM

“No Faith”, “Universal Divinity” or “I think therefore I am, but who are you?!”

SKY-MAP.ORG - How Our Vision was Born

Posted by Konstantin Lysenko 11/29/2007 09:12AM

I have never suffered from a lack of imagination. As a child, I spent many hours dreaming of stories written by Ray Bradbury. I carried books by Clifford Simak and Robert Sheckley to school instead of textbooks. I swore to my parents that I had witnessed first hand the stories described by Isaac Asimov. I considered Stanislav Lem a close relative because my great-grandmother was also from Poland...

To Survive in the Universe

Posted by Konstantin Lysenko 11/29/2007 09:09AM

"I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet."[1] The SKY-MAP.ORG authors completely share these concerns of Stephen Hawking. The only words we could add are that the greatest threat to the human race is the human race itself.

Irrationality as a virtue

Posted by Justin Dildine 10/15/2006 12:00AM

A recent outing with my telescope has me pondering human behaviour

From One Extremist To The Other

Posted by Scott Bennett 06/02/2006 09:50PM

From One Extremist To The Other

Between Evolution and Intelligent Design: Can There Be Compromise?

Me & My Barber

Posted by Scott Bennett 05/15/2006 07:27PM

Me & My Barber

Can our imagination really take us to the stars?

A Second Look

Posted by bob hill 11/29/2004 12:00AM

Bring an open mind to the eyepiece.

Close encounter with a first telescope

Posted by Karim Nasser 10/29/2004 12:00AM

How my fascination with astronomy led me to the another love of my life.

Wild Card 004.1 “A Chaotic Discussion of Critical Thinking, Chaos, and Large Systems.”

Posted by Rick Shaffer 07/11/2004 12:00AM

Wild Card 004.1 “A Chaotic Discussion of Critical Thinking, Chaos, and Large Systems.”

In this edition of his weekly column, you can find out what happens when Rick Shaffer forgets to "take his medicine"....

A Perspective on Equipment

Posted by Mark Mittlesteadt 07/05/2004 12:00AM

When is Bigger Big enough? Or...Why my bigger scope shows me wonderful views of my closet.

Wild Card 004 "Improbable-Probable Futures, Limits, Blah, Blah, Blah!"

Posted by Rick Shaffer 07/05/2004 12:00AM

In this edition of his coulumn, Rick Shaffer muses about what SciFi writers have projected for "Our Future", as well as puts a "wet blanket" on some cherished visions....

Observing with our Hearts

Posted by ralph acerno 07/01/2004 12:00AM

Real observing is more than just using your eyes-it involves your and heart as well!!!

Through the Eyes of Youth

Posted by Eric Esworthy 06/29/2004 12:00AM

Ever have that one experience that can change your life forever? With everything available to Amateur Astronomers these days, it's easy to forget what's important in our lives. And this experience relates just such an occasion.