Looking Up column: Catching stars on the horizon


I had most of the sky before me; a canopy of stars visible from my so-called deck observatory on the back of my house. So what grabbed my attention? A couple of little patches of sky straight ahead of me on the horizon, peeking between the tree line in the back of the neighbor’s field.No craning of the neck this time!Some of you may be graced with a clear, wide-open sky where you can pan the flat horizon all the way around in a circle. You must be living in the middle of a […]  » Read More

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