Astronomy Site: Sherrard Point

Overview Light Pollution: Yellow ZoneWho Uses This Site: This site is a general hiking spot. Anyone can use it!Gear that one can bring: Photography gear (Camera and a trip) or a light telescope + Mount…


Australia Astronomy in Sydney and Cairns

When I went to Australia, I had the opportunity and was fortunate enough to go to Cairns Night Sky Secrets The first experience stargazing in Australia was an opportunity stumbled upon at the right place,…


Realistic Telescope Simulator

Through a friend, I was referred to this awesome new site and resource for telescope simulator, which can be found at http://www.stelvision.com/en/telescope-simulator/. This tool is so helpful as it allows astronomers to get a realistic…


Which Telescope is Right For You?

Buying a telescope can be a challenge, as there are numerous options from which to choose. The mounts and telescopes widely differ in many ways, such as cost, size, and maintenance, and everybody has their…


Choosing The Right Stargazing App

Choosing an astronomy app to use for tablets and smartphones can be a really daunting challenge. When searching the the App store for an stargazing application, the available options are so plentiful and overwhelming. Some…



Choosing An Astronomy Weather Site

Finding good weather and meteorological application focused and useful for astronomy can be a challenge as resources are numerous and provide a varying degree of data. Moreover, many sites provide the same data in a…


The Snow Moon of February

Overview February is the shortest month of the year and can be really cold. This is the time of the year in which the Pacific Northwest receives the most monthly snowfall. Meaning Behind The Name…