A Favorite Moment in the Nightly Observing Program

As a guide in our Nightly Observing Program at the Kitt Peak Visitor Center, I find enjoyment in many aspects of our programs.  The programs do, after all, involve astronomy, which is both my hobby and my livelihood.  Our guests have new experiences at the observatory and learn much about

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Getting Started in Astrophotography

Would you like to get started in astrophotography?  If so, you’ll be pleased to know that it is easier and less expensive than you might think.  Here are two types of astrophotography that require only common photographic equipment that you may already own.  Try them both to see how easy

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I Didn’t Always Like the Moon

I used to find the Moon just plain irritating. You might think that’s a little odd once you learn that I’m a public observing guide at Kitt Peak National Observatory. It was odd, but fortunately, I’ve come around. I now heartily appreciate the Moon. If you’d like to know how

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