There are times when we look for something specific and, when found, rejoice in our persistence. But, when chance alone delivers a gift, ah, that’s when all is right in the world.
Starstruck: Orion Rules the Sky
There’s an awful lot of astronomy to be learned from the Hunter and his loyal Big Dog. If you’re thinking of a place to delve into the cosmos, this is it.
Starstruck: The James Webb Space Telescope
It’s not always best to put too much faith in any one thing, but this is what I’m doing with the Webb.
Starstruck: Looking for Andromeda
This month there is a good chance to see, with our own eyes, one object in the sky that is not in our galaxy.
Starstruck: Sharing Gifts on a Clear Night
“I see the rings!” yelled my friend. Even in the darkness his face was glowing, in awe of something he’d seen countless times in magazines, but never through a telescope.
Starstruck: Perfection in the Chaos
With all the laws that govern so much, it is still pure chance – chaos – that gives us four and not five Galilean moons.
Starstruck: Extending Our Reach
We’re at our best when we find a way to feed the hungry and also feed our imagination. Both are necessities.
Starstruck: The Giant Arc
Why look to the heavens with so much trouble right here on Earth?
Starstruck: Cycles of Life
On a recent hike, while looking out for snakes and occasionally losing all sense of time and place, my thoughts settled on the endless examples of the cycles of life […]
Starstruck: A Sign
What’s your sign? I’m born under Sagittarius, the Archer. December. Interestingly, Sagittarius is actually part of our summer sky, rising in the southeast in late May. It is one of […]