It’s the most remote, coldest, and hostile continent: Antarctica. In February 2018 I had the opportunity to visit this icy part of the planet while working as an astronomy lecturer on board of the cruise ship MS Bremen.
The August new moon period has been spectacular so far: I got wonderful nights at the Oregon Star Party and could see the youngest new moon that is possible at the solar eclipse of August 21. Back home, I rounded it up with an excursion to my favourite deep sky observing spot. Continue reading “Deep Sky Nights at Edelweissspitze”
The Great American Eclipse was utterly beautiful – and quick! Here is a short report on the phonomena I observed while watching the event under almost perfect clear skies at the Oregon Star Party site in the Ochoco Mountains in central Oregon. Continue reading “Great American Eclipse: My observations”