Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Dogstar Observatory. It was great to see everyone at the party last night. The club staff did an outstanding job as always. Unfortunately the weather has severely limited our stargazing activities over the holidays. Hopefully there will be some...

Happy New Year! (with a bit of hoar)

Happy 2018 everyone from Dogstar Observatory. It was a chilly 5 degrees F this morning. Balsam was blanketed last night with hoar frost which, while beautiful, resulted in cancellation of the highly anticipated New Years Eve party. In case you are interested, hoar...

Teaser for Solar Eclipse

Just a quick teaser on what the two main players (Sun and Moon) are up to in the weeks leading up to the total solar eclipse. These image were taken on July 16th with a small refractor telescope (about 600 mm equivalent) and an Olympus DSLR camera.The newish moon...