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To Survive in the Universe
By Konstantin Lysenko 11/29/2007
"I don't think the human race will survive the next thousand years, unless we spread into space. There are too many accidents that can befall life on a single planet."[1] The SKY-MAP.ORG authors completely share these concerns of Stephen Hawking. The only words we could add are that the greatest threat to the human race is the human race itself.

A Clean Chip Means Better Images.
By Luke Schmidt 5/16/2007
A few specs of dust on your CCD chip can easily be removed with a flat field, but what happens when the dust grains out number the stars? Cleaning your imaging chip doesn't have to be an ordeal with PecPads and Eclipse Cleaning solution.

Lightholder 16" F/4.6
By Ralph Ford 2/23/2007
A perfect 16" mirror? If not, its pretty darn close!

An amateur astronomer's experience at Camp Eberhart
By Darren Drake 12/27/2006
Imagine having the chance to spend a whole summer showing kids the universe through your own scope and getting paid for it.....

Adult Beginners Astronomy Camp Mt. Lemmon
By Robert Morlan 12/20/2006

Irrationality as a virtue
By Justin Dildine 10/15/2006
A recent outing with my telescope has me pondering human behaviour

SHARING THE SUN: A PUBLIC SOLAR VIEWING EVENT ORGANIZED BY B.R.A.S.S.
By ANJAL SHARMA 10/12/2006
The sun is a dynamic and fascinating astronomical target which can hook people onto astronomy. That's exactly what we set out to do by organizing a solar viewing event!!!

Telescopes and Resolution
By Darren Drake 9/11/2006
How far away can your telescope resolve newspaper print?

From One Extremist To The Other
By Scott Bennett 6/2/2006
Between Evolution and Intelligent Design: Can There Be Compromise?

Me & My Barber
By Scott Bennett 5/15/2006
Can our imagination really take us to the stars?

Know Your Coaxial Connectors
By Michael Covington 12/28/2005
"The trouble with standards," someone said, "is that there are so many of them to choose from."

If you had just one eyepiece, what should it be?
By Michael Covington 12/28/2005
Any serious observer normally has at least half a dozen telescope eyepieces. But if you had to limit yourself to just one eyepiece, what should it be?

The Krakow Mystery Object of 1926
By Michael Covington 9/3/2005
On September 2, 1926, Harvard Observatory received a telegram from Krakow, Poland, reporting a "comet" at R.A. 15:53, declination +3 55... (Michael A. Covington is the author of Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes and other books.)

Acquiring New driving Practices
By Ansuman Pal 8/19/2005

Telescope Transportation Device – Jaguar XJS
By Ed Moreno 6/7/2005

Galileo's Middle Finger and Other Rarities
By geoff martin 12/23/2004
Historical telescopes aren't the only things we found at the Museo Di Storia Della Scienca in Florence,Italy.

Overexposures for discovery and fame
By Norman Sperling 12/22/2004
Imagers take note that patience and really long exposures can yield all kind of benefits...

A Second Look
By bob hill 11/29/2004
Bring an open mind to the eyepiece.

Bifocals for Astronomers
By Michael Covington 11/25/2004
The Author of "How to Use a Computerized Telescope" proposes a solution for "Old Eyes"

A story about a Starmaster EL 11" f/ 5.4 with Zambuto Optics
By Tom Hole 11/8/2004
A heartwarming story about me, my Starmaster, an evil magnet, Carl Zambuto and why I am a lifetime ZOC owner.

Push-to v. go-to
By Darrell Lee 10/31/2004
It's the old story about the tortoise and the hare, replayed with computerized telescope controllers.

Close encounter with a first telescope
By Karim Nasser 10/29/2004
How my fascination with astronomy led me to the another love of my life.

Ode to the Othoscopic Eyepiece
By Jim Shepard 7/19/2004
For all you Ortho fans out there.

Wild Card 004.1 “A Chaotic Discussion of Critical Thinking, Chaos, and Large Systems.”
By Rick Shaffer 7/11/2004
In this edition of his weekly column, you can find out what happens when Rick Shaffer forgets to "take his medicine"....

A Perspective on Equipment
By Mark Mittlesteadt 7/5/2004
When is Bigger Big enough? Or...Why my bigger scope shows me wonderful views of my closet.

Wild Card 004 "Improbable-Probable Futures, Limits, Blah, Blah, Blah!"
By Rick Shaffer 7/5/2004
In this edition of his coulumn, Rick Shaffer muses about what SciFi writers have projected for "Our Future", as well as puts a "wet blanket" on some cherished visions....

Observing with our Hearts
By ralph acerno 7/1/2004
Real observing is more than just using your eyes-it involves your and heart as well!!!

Through the Eyes of Youth
By Eric Esworthy 6/29/2004
Ever have that one experience that can change your life forever? With everything available to Amateur Astronomers these days, it's easy to forget what's important in our lives. And this experience relates just such an occasion.

Wild Card 003: Making Some Sense of the Strehl Ratio
By Rick Shaffer 6/21/2004
In this installment of "Wild Card", telescope designer Rick Shaffer gets out his slide-rule and takes you through the arcane world of "P2V", "RMS", and how they relate to the "Strehl Ratio", the new "Gold Standard" for describing an optic's performance in imaging a star.

Wild Card 002.1 "Defending Our Planet from Invasions from Space" PLUS a LOT More!
By Rick Shaffer 6/14/2004
Instead of a story about a practical joke, Rick Shaffer makes some serious suggestions about how we ought to be thinking about SETI, CETI, and rocks falling from the sky. Just for a little variety, there's more about the exit pupil, plus some "shameless commerce"!

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