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Finally Catching Up!

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

I got the 2010 Astronomical Events up on the calendar and  the Folklore Moon Names for 2010 this morning.  The two seasonal systems for naming moons diverge at the November 21, 2010 as that full moon is the Blue Moon for the Astronomical Seasons Rule and is the Full Cold Moon by the Maine Rule.  Read all about it here.

New Astronomy Data Set for Southern California

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

It started out as my wife and I bought a TomTom GPS (XL330) for a long delayed vacation. And being the geek I am, I started using the free Mac program poiEdit to put together a Point-of-Interest list for the trip.

The idea struck me I could put together a Point-of-Interest list of observation sites in the area for my own use and the use of the customers starting out in astronomy over at WHCT. Then I shared the idea with Dr. D and Jon at WHCT and we expanded it further…and lengthened the list from sites we found on the internet.

Sometimes these little evening projects just get out-of-control. This morning I loaded what I have so far into a table and wrote a quick webpage to access the data. The only direct link to the information is THIS.

Its a list of Observation sites, Observatories and Planetariums in Southern California. Make use of it. I haven’t visited all the sites (yet). So any additions, comment or corrections can be send to me here. Just leave a blog comment.

For sites I found through a web source I added a link to the source and at the end of the list is a listing of other source I found, so if you are not in Southern California, you can scan those for observation sites in your area.

I will release a GPS loadable file after I get back from vacation at the end of the month.

Best Regards — Tom

July 2009 - Fixed

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

I was reviewing the July article yesterday and realized I completely MISSED the Total Eclipse this month. (My apologies to Eastern Asia, Japan and the South West Pacific) . I have fixed the article and included the Total Solar Eclipse.

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