“Point it to Uranus” “I want to see Uranus” Har Dee Har Har... you must feel really good about yourself! You think I haven’t heard that joke before?! Seriously, that joke has been old since the days where there were nine planets! First off, you’re not even pronouncing it right! It’s pronounced YURR-EN-US, not the…Read more Enough with the Uranus Jokes!
Since I work with the public on a regular basis, I get asked questions about telescopes all the time. The following are the most common questions I get. What is the Magnification Power? The magnification is determined by the focal length of the telescope divided by the width of the eyepiece you’re using. Most…Read more Most Common Telescope Questions
When we say that we're into Astronomy, it will raise a lot of curious questions. Some are testing knowledge, while others address the common things that people either forget or have not learned. Whether it's in a stargazing scenario with groups, or in the public eye, it's only inevitable that we will get asked the…Read more Most Common Questions Astronomers Get Asked
Being someone who works at Griffith Observatory, an iconic and historic landmark in Los Angeles, California, definitely adds some credibility to your passion and knowledge for the night sky! For the most part, Griffith Observatory has served as a public outreach location for the residents of Los Angeles since it was built in 1935. As…Read more How I Became a Telescope Operator at Griffith Observatory
As the weather looks to be clear from my location in Southern California, you will definitely get to watch/listen to a special live stream of this celestial event! If you want something to listen to while you gaze at the heavenly sight, or interact and ask questions during the Eclipse, then this is the stream…Read more Super Blue Blood Moon Live Stream
2018 will have plenty of notable celestial events for even the most casual observer. The following listings are meant for observers in North America, particularly the USA, thus there won’t be any listings for events that are not visible from the continent. Mars/Jupiter Conjunction - January 6-7 Mars and Jupiter will align and be so close together that you can…Read more Celestial Events Over North America in 2018