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Posted by Derek As longtime readers know, one of my spare-time occupations is amateur astronomy. I often get asked by friends and colleagues for telescope recommendations, so (just as I did last year), I'd like to provide some, along with some
John Allseits of Pearl City said his passion to collect telescopes began when he was a teenager growing up in Chicago. The soft-spoken man said he used to build telescopes back then, long before he became an antique collector and founding member of
Thanksgiving; and at the end of the year, the Geminids meteor shower will light up the sky. Hubble may have cornered the market on breathtaking deep-space imagery, but even a modest telescope can bring astonishing views of the universe to your
EDT , June 14, 2013 Orlando Science Center will stay open later on Fridays and Saturdays through mid-August. In addition to its regular offering of exhibits, summer night-sky viewings will be held in the Crosby Observatory after 7 p.m. on those
High in the hills of East San Jose, a world-renowned institution is marking its 125th year of pioneering explorations of the night sky. And to think the plans to build Lick Observatory almost lost out to a giant pyramid. Instead, the science
Jimmy Westlake/Courtesy The last "great comet" to grace northern hemisphere skies was Comet Hale-Bopp, back in the spring of '97...Telescopes won't be of much use when these comets are big and bright in our sky, but binoculars will enhance the view...
Niles West High School astronomy student Audrey Opfer was so moved by textbook pictures of the Orion Nebula that she taped them on her bedroom wall. At Yerkes Observatory, just across the state line in Williams Bay, Wis., Opfer went a step make that
It was a little strange for the Cypress Palm Middle School students coming to school at night, and then hanging around in a darkened parking lot where anyone driving up and shining their headlights on the group was quickly told to douse the light.
Earth and Space Science Lab co-director Jeff Grills said Thursday that entering the old observatory at Hood College was inspirational to view the stars through its 8-inch refracting telescope. Grills won't have to make many more trips to Hood's
Catch them from your balcony through a basic telescope that may cost no more than S$300 (US$242). And for no cost at all, you can join public sessions led by experts. They have the equipment needed, ranging from off-the-shelf telescopes to giant