Dec 2

Space Dad, Where Do Stars Come From?

Kids, I present my latest (and so far greatest) images of the Orion Nebula, Messier 42.  This is what astronomers call a star nursery because it’s literally where baby stars come from.  See, when a mommy star and a daddy star love each other very much… In other words, it’s a region of deep space […]

Nov 23

Jupiter Neglect

Kids, I just realized I’ve been somewhat neglecting the planet that sent me (us) down this rabbit hole of amateur astronomy…Jupiter.  I feel a tad bit guilty for not paying him the proper homage worthy of such a massive planet.  How massive, you ask?  What a great question, kids (I knew I was doing a […]

Nov 17

Total Lunar Eclipse 2022 Video

I recently threw together this nerdy little video documenting the last total lunar eclipse that we’ll be able to see until 2025. It’s basically a slideshow put to “music” with the addition of a shameless plug. You can also view it on our YouTube channel. Enjoy!

Nov 9

Lunar Eclipse 2022

So, here it is. The last total lunar eclipse until 2025. I was very fortunate to have had near perfect viewing conditions relative to my part of the world….Daphne, AL. I sure made every effort to capitalize on the clear skies. I was able to stay awake until just before dawn, and I must say […]

Oct 25

ET Phone Home

While poking around the Cassiopeia constellation the other night, I spotted a unique star arrangement. When I connected the dots it looked ET phoning home. Big ole bug eyes and all! Without knowing what it was, or if it was anything special, I took a picture just because it looked cool. While perusing the telescope […]

Oct 23

Globular Cluster (M2)

The night is still young (10:30 pm CDT) and I’m happy to report a couple of new Messier object sightings.  This one is a globular cluster known simply as Messier 2, or M2.  It is located at the northern end of the constellation Aquarius, just below the Great Pegasus Cluster (M15).  It lies approximately 55,000 […]