January 23, 2020

Exploring the Roper Mountain Science Center & the Charles E. Daniel Observatory.

The Daniel Observatory open & ready for


(All photos by Author except as noted).

We love telescopes, old and new. Recently, we had a chance to explore a gem of an observatory nestled in the foothills just outside of Greenville, South Carolina. As we reported in Week 3 of our journey throughout the U.S. southeast, Greenville is the heart of all that is hip in western South Carolina. Located on the outskirts of the city, the Roper Mountain Science Center and the Charles E. Daniel Observatory houses a fine piece of astronomical history. [Read more...]

Week 3: Exploring Georgia Dark Sky Country and an Appalachian Observatory!

Lasing Jupiter! (All pics by the Author).

Not much remains of our national dark skies along the U.S. East Coast. As more and more of civilization encroaches on these formerly pristine astronomical preserves, serious astrophotographers find they must drive ever-increasing distances to find the truly dark skies they love.

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