By Dave Fuller on 2/26/2012 8:28 AM
It's not a bad night when you've seen a nice, steady image of Mars, even if it's not the best opposition ever.  But it's still worth the look, because the next really good opportunity won't come around for another 2 years or so.  And like par for the course playing golf on an otherwise beautiful day, if Mars is at opposition and steady, what more can you ask for when the conditions are right? 
By Dave Fuller on 2/20/2012 7:30 PM
There's not a lot of us out there.  Oh, don't get me wrong - there are lot of people with telescopes.  But even among those who count themselves as amateur astronomers, many of them are not well-versed on how to find even many of the largest / easiest targets beyond the Moon and planets.  And here's the thing: Until we get more people comfortable understanding how to find things in the night sky, we are going to have a harder time convincing the larger population that light pollution is a bad thing. 
By Dave Fuller on 2/12/2012 3:06 PM
In the beginning, the Lord said, "Let there be light."  And then in the 1950's or so, Man said, "Let there be light at night too," except then it blocked out most of the natural lights from up above, and Man (and Woman!), had to drive out to the country to see all of the stars, and even then, the Heavens aren't nearly so glorious as they once were.


Okay, so I really wanted to say something profound and wise and whatnot with my first blog post here on the new "Eyes on the Sky" website, and I confess, the above doesn't quite accomplish that as I'd hoped.  So here's the deal: This site is designed for beginners and intermediate stargazers and amateur astronomers alike.  I have a dual focus: To educate about the night sky and how to find things in it, and about light pollution reduction.  It's really that simple.  I hope you enjoy the videos I create and post here, and I look forward to adding more thoughts on things as I have the opportunity to expound on them here in this space.


The Nightlight

This blog includes what to see in the night and daytime skies, thoughts on telescopes, binoculars, and other astronomy observing accessories and equipment, plus my own occasional notes on objects I've seen and observed. Oh, and the random theater or other "my take on life" post. In other words, there is always something interesting. Check it out.