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Coming from Houston, I can say my night sky in Canyon Lake is orders of magnitude better than Houston’s. But that’s not much considering Houst…

Discovering the asteroid belt started an ongoing debate. It continues today, albeit with somewhat less controversy. This debate centers on the…

Last week I presented two classic methods of determining sky quality for a given evening, called seeing and transparency.  This week we’ll loo…

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I have written about how light pollution is reducing our enjoyment of the night sky. I have not written about how to determine night sky quali…

October was the Hill Country Alliance’s first annual Night Sky Month celebration and was so successful I know it will become a tradition.  Som…

New Zealand is considered an astronomer’s paradise, of course when away from its few large cities, especially on the South Island.  So, last y…

The CCCA wishes to express thanks to 61+ generous folks who reached toward open space protection with BIG GIVE gifts to enhance the Land Conse…

Nancy and I spent four days in Fort Davis last week, to celebrate my birthday.  What a treat!  

2019 and 2020 have been blessed with the presence of numerous comets.  You might ask, WHERE?!  Me too.  Unless you have a telescope at least 8…