The lead article continues the last issue’s “travelogue,” with Ryan Rapoza’s astronomy experiences south of the Equator (Australia, New Zealand, & Fiji). Tom Watson offers a piece on “prehistoric astronomy” and the first of a series of product reviews. Jerry Hubbell contributed the content for a new “Op Ed” feature. His subject is advice and opinions on how beginners should start observing the sky, with an emphasis on “starting simple” to more easily learn the sky. Click the “newspaper” icon to the right.
I hate it when we have to cancel a star party, especially when the sky looks clear and beautiful right now. But the forecast predicts clouds will continue to increase and the sky will become completely overcast. Tonight will be cold, and I don’t want anybody to drive a long way, be out in the cold, and have nothing to see. If the forecast is wrong and the sky is nice tonight, I’ll be sorry. – Glenn December 10 2016
Be sure to check out the YouTube recorded live video (3 hours +!) of the lunar surface with a C-11 camera. The video has a wealth of detail and shows just how good the seeing was this past Saturday night … Continue reading