Monthly Archives: February 2012

Daylight Venus

About 1:45pm CST today (26 February 2012) I went out to look for Venus and Jupiter in daylight. I had found Venus yesterday afternoon (4pm) about two to three degrees (two finger widths held at arm’s length) to the lower … Continue reading

Posted in Amateur Astronomy

Golden Pond Observatory

 Here is a picture of the telescope at the Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory, Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky. The observatory is the home of the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers, hosts of the yearly Twin Lakes Star Party. My wife … Continue reading

Posted in Amateur Astronomy, Uncategorized

Pileated Woodpeckers

Last Sunday, I was sitting at my writing desk window and watching the regular crowd of Juncos, Titmice, Chickadees, etc. at the birdfeeder. All of a sudden a pair of Pileated woodpeckers swooped down and landed on the branches of … Continue reading

Posted in Other Nature Studies

The Circumzenithal Arc

There are many interesting things to look at (or for) in the daytime sky besides the sun. There are various halos, arcs, sundogs, pillars, and other light phenomena that are more common than you might think. Most of these are … Continue reading

Posted in Amateur Astronomy