Light, Darkness, and the Human Eye: How Far Can We See?

Light, Darkness, and the Human Eye: How Far Can We See?

The human eye is astonishingly powerful when it comes to seeing long distances. Even people who don’t have great eyesight can see farther than they realize.   During daylight hours, your eyesight reaches impressive distances.   HALF A MILE The tallest...
What the Heck is a Blood Moon?

What the Heck is a Blood Moon?

When a Full Moon travels completely into Earth’s shadow, we get a total lunar eclipse. Astronomers call it a Blood Moon. It may sound creepy, but it will be beautiful! WHAT IS A BLOOD MOON? What makes it a Blood Moon? On that night, there will also be a total...
Twilight Activity for the Whole Family (or on your own)

Twilight Activity for the Whole Family (or on your own)

Twilight happens twice a day when the sun is just below the horizon, and the sky is filled with a soft glow of light. As the light changes, so does our eye’s ability to see color.   The retina of your eye has rods and cones. The cones allow us to see color during...
7 Tips for Stargazing with Grandparents

7 Tips for Stargazing with Grandparents

Not many people have the privilege of growing up with great-grandparents in their lives as I did. I had four of them living nearby until the end of my teen years, plus my grandparents. My Grandma Joyce stayed with me until I was 40 and loved my kids into their teen...
4 Etiquette Tips for Superb Stargazing

4 Etiquette Tips for Superb Stargazing

You know what it’s like to show up to a new kind of event and not know what to expect or what the “rules” are. You’re planning to enter a dance studio for the very first time. Will you have to remove your shoes? You’re visiting a public sauna for the first time. Are...
5 Inexpensive Tools for Better Stargazing

5 Inexpensive Tools for Better Stargazing

Stargazing is a free experience for any person who can look up and see the sky. You can take a quick glance at the stars before you get in your car to drive home in the evening. Catch a glimpse when you let your dogs out at night. Or take in a wide span of starlight...