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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View the Milky Way

Can You View the Milky Way?

It came as a shock to me when I learned that 80% of Americans can no longer view the Milky Way from their own backyard due to light pollution. I grew up in a modest sized Midwest town back in the 1960’s, and spent most of my life in rural

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