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One Minute Venus
By Eric David 10/23/2010
Don't miss the best chance to see Venus in the daytime!

Observing Beneath the Shadows of Jupiter
By Paul Roy 8/4/2008

Raging Wind: A 20" Obsession Survial Story
By Paul Roy 8/19/2007
My scope appeared to be a Pulsar in the raging wind, spinning violently and briefly reflecting back the beam of my flashlight from it's primary mirror.

Springtime Observing with Celestron's C14
By Ralph Aguirre 3/19/2007
Breaking in the 2007 Observing Season with a Great Night of Deep Space Observing.

The TOA-130 Reveals "the Pup"
By Ralph Aguirre 12/3/2006
The Sacramento Valleys Active Astronomers bag another great object

Star Gaze Hawaii and the Visitor Information Station
By Timm Bottoni 7/13/2006
Recommendations for Astronomy Observing on the Big Island of Hawaii

Observing the Flyby of NEO Asteroid XP14
By Ralph Aguirre 7/5/2006

Moon Games
By William Paolini 5/22/2006
What's the smallest crater you can see?

Pulling an “All-Nighter”: Inside a Messier Marathon
By Art Fritzson 4/8/2006
If you haven’t tried it or want to compare it with your own experience, here’s the blow by blow of what it was like for me to spend a night looking for 110 objects.

Comet Pojmanski C/2006 A1 visits the Northern Hemisphere
By Ralph Aguirre 3/5/2006

Mt. Saint Helens Revisted
By John Finnan 12/15/2005
Last fall when I visited the volcano most of the action took place during the day. On this trip I was treated to an unexpected surprise at night just as the moon was setting.

Observing the Moon, Sweating it out with an 8" Refractor
By Jim Phillips 8/20/2005
Hot moist air and a cold, dry moon - what more could you want?

Heavenly Life-Planner
By Wing Eng 7/22/2005
All of us want to live a long, productive and enjoyable life! For those involved in amateur astronomy, looking forward to that next exciting eclipse, occultation or meteor shower may be just what we need to wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in eager anticipation to what celestially lies ahead.

“The Wonders of the Night Sky”
By Mark Mittlesteadt 7/6/2005
I wonder where it went…

FFNs, LBBs, and LBMs
By Norman Sperling 12/22/2004
By Norm Sperling. Excerpted by permission from his book “What Your Astronomy Textbook Won’t Tell You” copyright (c) 2002

Mt. Saint Helens through a Binoviewer
By John Finnan 10/4/2004
Read a report from an Astromarter who went to Mt. Saint Helens to observe the show and got caught up in some exciting events.

Wild Card 007: "When the Atmosphere Gets Out of the Way!"
By Rick Shaffer 9/2/2004
Rick Shaffer tells you tales of nights when, if you weren't still breathing, you'd SWEAR the atmosphere wasn't there!

Improving Planetary Visual Detail
By Bill Marvin 6/25/2004
I bet you thought you'd tried everything. Here are a few pointers that really improve visual planetary observing on bright planets...

Revisiting the Apollo Moon Landings
By Danny Halstead 6/12/2004
Moon exploration via a two wheeled observatory

Why Observe From Home?
By Joe DalSanto 5/27/2004
Many amateurs restrict themselves to rare observing opportunities when they can get to a remote site. Here's how and why to increase your time under the stars...

Double Star Observing
By Joe DalSanto 5/27/2004
Many amateur astronomers have never given double star observing a chance. Here are some good reasons to do so...

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