The next step in humanity’s fact-finding mission about how the universe formed, and how it will continue to evolve, is upon us.
Hobbies, like astronomy, may very well be more of a choice than a long-term career. One can change careers, but rarely do we give up a passion.
I wish I could find the words to define just what I’m really feeling when I say I’m in awe.
Some of us look at stars, like Pollux and Aldebaran, because they’re beautiful. Others do it to seek answers. I think I’m one of many who look at the sky for both reasons.
Like many “second-placers,” Procyon doesn’t get the attention it rightly deserves.
Tim Hunter’s new book is written for the backyard observer who just wants a bit of direction when they look up and admire the night sky.
Backyard stargazing has become too lonely. The green comet’s arrival has brought it home. Wouldn’t it be better to view it with others?
The reality is that nothing, not here on Earth, or in the vastness of space, is truly independent.
Edgar Rice Burroughs of Tarzan fame wrote in one of his earliest books: “I shall have to believe even though I don’t understand.” My thoughts exactly.
People have asked me if I have a specific object or two in mind when preparing for a night under the stars. Sometimes. But serendipitous stargazing always seems to lead to something better.