Lunar Eclipse 2008 Memories & Tips for Tomorrow’s Eclipse

Back in 2008 is when I started experimenting with photographing the moon. I quickly learned that its hard to get a clear photo if you don’t use a tripod or have your camera on the wrong settings. Lunar Eclipse 2008 – Nikon Coolpix This means that anyone with even the most basic of cameras (or…

When Pluto was a planet…

Pluto is the 9th planet. Those words were just as true as the rising and setting of the Sun or is it as true as the Earth being flat? I guess it depends on your perspective. Things may appear to be a certain way and we take that for granted. Calling things a planet unexpectedly…

#TBT- Biggest Moon of 2014 Photos

Back in August my family and I took a drive to his cousin’s neighborhood to view the “Super Moon”. They live in an area called Lake Nona, in a community that was still under construction. Therefore there were not many houses around and empty lots within walking distance where we could set up my telescope….

Interstellar (2014) Movie thoughts

  This post has been the most complicated post I have made so far. It took far longer than I initially anticipated it would. In this post, I will talk about the movie Interstellar (2014) a film by Christopher Nolan. However, I am not an expert in any of the topics the movie touches on….

Jupiter in the January Sky.

Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system is only two planets away from us and yet it looks like a bright star in the January sky. Last Friday I went to a star party at the Seminole State College planetarium hosted by the Central Florida Astronomical Society. This particular star party promised show attendees…

The Planetary Society and My Moon Photograph

If you are wondering what “The Planetary Society” is well here is a description: “The Planetary Society is an American-based non-government, nonprofit organization; anyone can join. It is involved in research and engineering projects related to astronomy, planetary science, exploration, public outreach, and political advocacy” -Wikipedia It is a pretty cool society that really encourages…

COSMOS on FOX

I love science and space television programs. It really makes learning about all that complicated science stuff easy to digest. It also sparks the imagination and brings that spirit of “what if?’ to life in all that watch it. There have been many programs that explore our solar system and our universe. Some of my…

Super Amateur pictures of the Blood Moon

On April 15th 2014 there was a lunar eclipse. An eclipse that was visible from where I live in Florida. Now I don’t have the opportunity to go out where it is far enough from the city lights (light pollution) to enjoy the eclipse or even take photos that capture the full experience in National…

Lyrid Meteor Shower tonight!

This photo is from NASA’s Website. Lyrid Meteor shower 2012 Tonight there is a meteor shower going on. This meteor shower is called the Lyrid Meteor Shower named after the constellation nearest to it (Lyra). According to Wikipedia: Lyra is a small constellation. It is one of 48 listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy,…

Blood Red Moon tonight

Tonight will be a good night to view a total lunar eclipse. I will be posting my super amateur photos later on. In the meantime enjoy some informational video on tonight’s event. This video was featured on space.com