Dogstar back on line

The Dogstar web site should be mostly back on line following the lightning strike we had. For some reason the weather and webcam pages are not refreshing properly – just hit the update or refresh button on your browser and you should see the latest photos and...

Dogstar Weather Off Line

The lightning storm on Tuesday took out some of the network boxes at Dogstar Observatory so the weather and webcams are off line until I can get someone to fix the problem. Clear skies Jim

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Meteors Tonight!

Don’t forget to go out after midnight and check out the Perseid Meteor shower. Its one of the best of the year and the moon sets early. The peak of the shower is very broad so try to see them the next night if clouds interfere. We went out around 2:00 AM this...

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If you want to keep track of new postings at Dogstar Observatory you might want to consider using a RSS reader. Some browsers like Firefox and Chrome have them built in or you can use free Web-based readers like Feedly or Digg. Using RSS you can follow postings on...

April Skies

The planets are still giving us a fine show this month. Nothing quite as spectacular as the conjunction of the Moon, Jupiter and Venus but there is still time to get great views of Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter this month. Venus is still the brightest object in the...