Category: Astronomy

Dakota Nights 2020 Virtual Star Party

Dakota Nights 2020 Virtual Star Party

As volunteers at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, we get to help with their astronomy festival (Dakota Nights) every year. This year’s event is a virtual star party.  A number of volunteers submitted projects. Here is a link to see what staff and volunteers accomplished: https://www.nps.gov/thro/learn/nature/dakota-nights-festival.htm

Adding Images to our Astronomy Catalog

Adding Images to our Astronomy Catalog

We have just about captured all of the Messier objects with our Hyperstar imaging setup.  We decided to keep the images in a Facebook album called: Dark Sky Images. We hope you enjoy the newest images.  Feel free to use the album for education and/or enjoyment.

Quarantine Time Turns Us Inward

Quarantine Time Turns Us Inward

This year, our plan was to leave Tucson and see the national parks from Arizona through Utah and into Montana. We planned to boondock all summer long outside of the different parks. Like everyone else, however, the quarantine has changed our plans. We thought it best to hunker down at the Tucson Lazydays KOA Resort. …

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