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Overlooking The Moon
For most of my time being an amateur astronomer, I have been interested in observing certain deep sky objects, such as clusters and double stars. Occasionally, I observe the planets, especially the two largest gas giants. Most of the time, I've been interes...

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Lesson's From Leslie Peltier
Not too long ago, on advice from my friend Roger, I decided to start reading Leslie Peltier's autobiographical "Starlight Nights". Here, I must confess that I was only familiar with Peltier in passing. I was aware that he had written a great book on binocul...

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Solar Adventures With Opera and Field Glass
If you've been reading the blog, you know that I've been thinking about "retro-astronomy" a bit. Recently, I decided to read, once more, Garrett Serviss' classic, " Astronomy With An Opera-Glass ". My copy is over a century old now, so I find myself alterna...

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Thoughts On Opera Glass
In 2004, during my first visit to the Wolf's Head Bookstore in St. Augustine, Florida, following my return to the state, I picked up a classic book by Garrett P. Serviss, " Astronomy With An Opera-Glass ". This was an older edition, from 1910, making it now...

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Flying The Pitsco Solid Fuel Rockets
Today is the 22nd June, 2016. This has taken longer than I care for, I admit. It has either been too hot, too windy, or too rainy. If the rockets were going to fly, it had to be today. The temperature, while a bit warm, was at least not too oppressive, and ...

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Only took two years to get around to this. Life got in the way...

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Building The Pitsco "Model A.1" - A Review
Two years ago., I built and reviewed a Pitsco Solid Fuel Rocket kit , which I referred to the "Model A". A representative from Pitsco, Melissa, read the review, and offered to send me a newer version of the model to see what changes were implemented. The fi...

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The Dover Cut & Assemble "Santa Maria", A Paper Nao
It took three months, but I finally completed my Dover Cut & Assemble "Santa Maria" . As I mentioned some weeks back, this was my first complex paper model sailing ship, and the end result has proven to be better than I was hoping. A few particulars about t...
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