New Horizons set out to visit the 9th planet and made it’s closest pass, yesterday, of the reclassified Dwarf Planet. I’m sure there will be more pictures as the spacecraft continues on it’s mission beyond Pluto.
Watch the Western sky after sunset for the next couple of weeks. Right now Jupiter and Venus are having a race. Jupiter is surging ahead but there’s a fix and Venus will soon start surging ahead. Be careful about your bets. Around the New moon Venus will surge into action. Right now Jupiter has passed…read more
March 19 2015 I just had an interesting response by a guest to one of my Stargazing tours. While talking in the car on the way to the site, the guest was telling me about her experience camping in the Tetons in the States. She was overwhelmed there by the uncountable number of Stars in…read more
Never assume you can look at the Sun even for the briefest moment, not even through the heaviest cloud cover, the damage it WILL cause can be painless and irreversible. A simple filter you can look for is #14 welders glass, unfortunately the highest number that I have found in hardware stores is #13 which is…read more
13 years ago I purchased my Telescope for my mobile observatory with no previous knowledge of Telescopes. I asked around on various forums and got excellent help from Dr. Yigal Patel the owner of the Cosmos store in Ramat Gan. I chose a telescope that was light enough for me to set up myself in various locations, sometimes several time a…read more