Category: Feature

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Did you ever wonder why there are laser beams being emitted from ground-based observatories? No, not to irritate the constellations Lion and Lynx (I had

ISS Transiting Jupiter

Transits are some of my favorite celestial events to photograph.  Images of the ISS transiting the Moon or the Sun provide a unique perspective on

A Heap of Help for HEAF

On Saturday, April 14, 2018 I had the most enjoyable time visiting the children who attend HEAF, the Harlem Educational Activities Fund.  Through an invite

The Just Wait Space Telescope

It could have been so grand: ideated in 1996, supported by NASA’s “faster, better, cheaper” project management culture in the 90s, and riding on the

Great Strides with Messier Marathons

As the skies above an abandoned airfield in Arizona slowly lightened from a midnight blue, the same skies that had just revealed the last few

A Game Changer

“Wow! Is that it?” On the evening of February 5, we squinted at launch pad 39A some 11 miles away brightly lit against the pitch-blackness