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A bit of the past for the New Year
By Steve Hollenbach 12/31/2012
Well the world didn't end after all... I wrote this a long time ago just after I left the Navy, and updated it recently.

My Hobby Is Astrophotography - Animation Humor
By Robert Fitzgerald 1/15/2011
AP1200, Adam Block, Celestron

"...But who are you?" updated 5/31/2011
By Steve Hollenbach 6/7/2010
“No Faith”, “Universal Divinity” or “I think therefore I am, but who are you?!”

SKY-MAP.ORG - How Our Vision was Born
By Konstantin Lysenko 11/29/2007
I have never suffered from a lack of imagination. As a child, I spent many hours dreaming of stories written by Ray Bradbury. I carried books by Clifford Simak and Robert Sheckley to school instead of textbooks. I swore to my parents that I had witnessed first hand the stories described by Isaac Asimov. I considered Stanislav Lem a close relative because my great-grandmother was also from Poland...

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.

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

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?

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

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.

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"....

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....

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.

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.

Friends Helping Friends
By MARK PAJOR 5/30/2004
I am amazed how people will help out each other in this great hobby...

We Stargazers
By Otto Piechowski 5/15/2004
"The telescope as a silent sentinel to the gates of the night."

We Know It’s Dangerous; Why Do We Go?
By Rick Shaffer 5/15/2004
Rick Shaffer's heartfelt piece written only a few hours after the Columbia Accident on the morning of February 1, 2003.

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