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Meteor Shower Watching Tips

May 5th, 2009 · 9 Comments · Personal

Well, since this entire fracking week is going to be comprised of rain, rain and more rain (did I mention rain?) it appears I won’t be seeing any meteors from the Eta Aquarids this time around. Of course I can take solace in the fact that this is also true for the majority of the […]

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Gazing at the Eta Aquarids

May 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Personal

Greetings, fellow meteor watchers! There seemed to be a nice reaction to my last post on meteor watching, where I spent about an hour or so under the black, moonless sky catching the Lyrids and other objects streaking across the night sky. Well today was the start of  yet another meteor shower, the Eta Aquarids. […]

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The Lyrids offer up more than just a shower

April 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Personal

I had the good fortune of the skies clearing up tonight around 3am – the past three days have been cloudy and rainy and I was giving up hope of catching the Lyrids metor shower during its peak period of tonight and last night. So I quickly launched Stellarium and typed Lyra into the search […]

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Stargazing the Perseid Meteor Shower

August 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Personal

A bit of history… I used to be quite the backyard astronomer when I was a kid. When I was around 8 or 9 I would use my dad’s binoculars to scope out the sky, not caring that after a few minutes my head felt like it was going to fall off my neck from […]

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