Australia Astronomy in Sydney and Cairns

When I went to Australia, I had the opportunity and was fortunate enough to go to Cairns Night Sky Secrets The first experience stargazing in Australia was an opportunity stumbled upon at the right place,…


The Full Buck Moon Of July

Often the hottest month of the year, July is the middle of the summer season. Baseball is in full swing, kids are out of school and the dog days of summer are upon us. This time…


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Astronomy Events for July – 2017

A quick review of the astronomical events and historical events for the month of July.  These are just a few of the things we would like to highlight, and if there are things that should be…


The Strawberry Moon Of June

The full moon for June has a few different names, which include the Rose or Strawberry Moon. Regardless of the name, it is fascinating that both Strawberries and Roses are red. The reason that this could be…


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Astronomy Events for June – 2017

A quick review of the astronomical events and historical events for the month.  These are just a few of the things we would like to highlight, and if there are things that should be added for…



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DIY Moon Landing Map

Recently, we worked with a local organization to create a visual map of where the manned moon landing missions occurred. This showed where NASA landed on the moon on Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and…


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A Realistic Telescope Simulator

Through a friend, I was referred to this awesome new site and resource for telescope simulator, which can be found at http://www.stelvision.com/en/telescope-simulator/. This tool is so helpful as it allows astronomers to get a realistic idea…


Come Explore The Big Eclipse

As a member of a local astronomy club in the Pacific Northwest, the November meeting of the Rose City Astronomers was quite interesting as the new curator of the Goldendale Observatory came to speak about…