I spent the entire day previous to the "Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse" scouting out good locations for my first attempt at photographing the event. At dinner time on eclipse day the weather still was not cooperating so I began racing around the Kelowna & Winfield area looking for a spot that had the … Continue reading Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse – January 20th, 2019
I tried to pay a birding visit last month to the DRAO facilities, at the White Lake Observatory near OK Falls, BC. , and while I was able to enjoy viewing many of the lovely mountain bluebirds on the observatory grounds, I was quickly swept up in the enthusiasm of Wendell Shuster, the weekend public … Continue reading Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, OK Falls, BC, Canada
It was another great year at the MSQ! And while the weather was colder and wetter than we would have liked, the company of old & new astronomy friends kept us warm and entertained between the nights that we could observe. The final Sunday impromptu Christian group sing-along with guitar, banjo and harp were sweet … Continue reading Another great year at the Merritt Star Quest!
Sadly, this years (2016) Other Officially Unofficial Star Party was a complete bust. Between fickle weather and the differing needs of our secret membership, we were officially unable to gather. Also, the Loon Lake observing site is about to get a fully lit truck stop with charging stations for electric vehicles, so it looks like … Continue reading Not to be missed- next years OOUSP…
I had never heard of a “star party” before. I had just renewed a childhood interest in viewing the night sky back in the early 1990’s, and had recently bought an old used 4.5 inch Tasco newtonian reflector from the second hand store. It was my second time viewing with a few people from the … Continue reading Star Party: Lost & Found – from the memoires of an amateur astronomer..