Astronomy – Fearless Observer

We posted a somewhat whimsical article in our Astronomy department. We call it “Naked Eye Observing – the Known Universe from Castro Valley”.

Most of us never get into that world apart, of fussy precision telescopes and highly specialized observing equipment. That marks the diehard amateur astronomer. But almost everybody has enjoyed just gazing at the canopy of stars and planets up there on clear nights. Astronomers call this primitive practice, the observation of the heavens without optical/mechanical aids, “naked eye observing”. No matter which category you find yourself in, you might enjoy this article.

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