Looking Back (and Forward)

One of the greatest things about astronomy is that when we look at very distant objects in the universe we are actually looking back in time.  Because it takes time for light (and other “signals”) to reach us over huge distances, we can literally see what things were like long ago.  Thus, the science of astronomy is largely about history.  The difference between astronomers and historians is that astronomers have to use a lot of tricky extrapolation and inference to learn about the past. I, on the other hand, can tell you about the recent past of Wa-chur-ed Observatory directly […]

2017 Calendar Now Available

I always have a few calendars for the coming year available at the Oregon Star Party in August, but now it’s time to make it available to everyone.  I’ve updated the information on the Products>Art/Prints tab for the new calendar.  The general format of the calendar is the same as previous years, but I’ve made some refinements to the astronomical events included to make it more useful.  I’ve also added an additional insert page with information about the total Solar Eclipse happening next year. The supply of calendars usually runs out long before the end of the year, so don’t […]