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What’s Up in the Sky

  What’s Up in the Sky – March, 2014 Remembering Dobson “You should build a telescope”, said the gentleman from the Vivekananda Monastery in Ganges, MI. The year was 1990, the place was Fennville HS, and the person leading the telescope building workshop was John Dobson. So that summer, with my school’s support, I spent …

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What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – February, 2014 Everyone Loves Jupiter When choosing the topics for this column I always try to consider the demographics of my readership. Should I really devote an entire story to observing faint galaxies that rise after midnight or a close Moon/planet pairing that occurs an hour before sunrise? In …

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