Hi, and welcome to my blog!

Amateur astronomy sounds simple in theory: Get a telescope, point it at the sky and look. But gaze into the night sky and you'll see countless points of light. So, how I will find a single star or constellation out there? Well I need first learn to walk before I can run—rushing me into the hobby will only leave me overwhelmed and discouraged. Wish me good luck!

Sunrise conjunction

This morning, Nov. 13th, 07:45 local time, Venus and Jupiter converged in the eastern sky for a tight sunrise conjunction.  At closest approach the two bright worlds were 0.3 degrees apart.

Mercury in Transit

The planet Mercury will cross directly in front of the Sun on May 9th. It is an event that has’t occurd for years. I hope the wheather will allow me to observe this. Observation report will follow. Credit: NASA 9th May 2016 Report.        

“Frosty moon”

There was a full Moon tonight, and it has a special name–the “Frosty Moon.” It gets its name from northern autumnal ground frost, which glistens beautifully in pale moonlight

Dark Lunar Eclipse

On Sunday night, Sept. 27th, the supermoon passed through the shadow of Earth, producing a total lunar eclipse. Here are some pictures from this event. The next total eclipse of the Moon won’t occur until Jan. 31, 2018.