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"And so he waves his magic wand... This wizard of the night. And before me appear the starry skies... So I may dream upon their light."

Welcome, Traveller...

How I have wished you here! And so you have been. The breath of the wind in my hair... The silver tear of a meteor caressing the face of the Night... The hand that guides the scope... The stars in my eyes.

Come, now. Let us dance across the cosmos together, you and I. From our own solar system, to the distant galaxies... The night will be ours. Let us journey to the far flung galaxies and walk upon the Moon. We shall explore the Sun and chase comets side by side. And when we're together?

The stars always shine...

"Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner. Sometimes I feel like my only friend... Is this city I live in... The city of angels. Lonely as I am... Together we fly."

Astronomy can sometimes be a very frustrating hobby. There are times when you can't find things, or the sky won't cooperate... But don't stop! Because with Patience, Practice and Persistence you will learn to love the night sky as I do.

Don't ever be afraid to ask questions! I'm always happy to answer what I can, and here are many wonderful people and friends Around The World who can help answer them. Even if you don't own a telescope, there are still lots of great things outlined on these pages that will make a "Stargazer" out of YOU!

Keep looking up... And thinking! I still do...


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"I would like to take a moment to acknowledge all the fine people who allow me to direct link to their images, music and sites. I thank you sincerely for understanding the limitations of WebTV, and allowing me access. Without YOU, none of this could be possible..."

Be sure to visit with one of the finest sites on the Web...

Universe Today - Space news from around the Internet, updated every weekday.

And keep on rockin' the night...


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"It's hard to believe there's nobody out there...
It's hard to believe that I'm all alone.
At least I have this love, the stars they love me...
Lonely as I am... Together we fly.
I don't ever wanna feel like I did that day.
Take me to the place I love. Take me all the way...
I don't ever wanna feel like I did that day.
Take me to the place I love...
Take me all the way...
All the way... All the way..."

~Red Hot Chilli Peppers

I'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to visit with one of my friends whom I met on my travels, Mr. Tom Harrison at Iron Mountain Observatory. His recent video footage of Comet Hoenig will rock your world!!! ~T

Yeah, kinda' hookey, isn't it? My apologies for the "counter", but after two full years and more than 23,000 visitors, Tripod no longer lists my statistics. As a webdeveloper, you realize I can't resist the "need to know"... Thanks for your patience and your visits!

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My sincere thanks to Atomz for supplying me with a search engine!

I would like to introduce you to one of the finest amateur astronomers and study partners I've ever met... Mr. Bruce Scodova. Please click on the picture of his scope to visit with his observations page...

"Born to raise hell... Born to raise hell... We know how to do it and we do it well!"

And that he does! Rock on, "Bossman"!

Link to me...

Come, spend the night with me...

The Daily Observing Reports

Observing Reports - 2001

Observing Reports - 2002

You're always welcome here...

Around The World

The Warren Rupp Observatory

Astronomy For Youth

Backyard Ohio

In The Backyard

The Archives...

For the small telescope...

Spring Constellations

Summer Constellations

Fall Constellations

Winter Constellations

For the mid-size scope...

Spring Starhop Challenge

Summer Starhop Challenge

Fall Starhop Challenge

Winter Starhop Challenge

For the big scope...

Spring Starhop - EXTREME!

Summer Starhop - EXTREME!

Fall Starhop ~ EXTREME!

Winter Starhop ~ EXTREME!

In our Solar System...

Planet Dance

Night Lights

The Prodigal Sun

Venus and Mercury

Saturn At Opposition

Simple astrophotography...

Camera Shy

The Photo Album

If I can't photograph it? I'll draw it...

The Sketch Book

Looking for magic and adventure?

Neil Armstrong Space Museum

Road Trippin'

Hotel California

Road Trip - 2002

WCAS Star Party - 2002

Hidden Hollow - 2002

California Dreams - 2003

The Learning Curve...

Coloring In The Lines

Listening To The Leonids

Please take a moment to visit with Jim Schicatano, author of "Theory of Creation"...

And the time to listen to a fine musician - Mr. Jeff Barbour...

Voyage Of Discovery

Jeff: Live at the "Ugly Mugg"

The Ageless Jazz Quartet

Redwood Rose

And coincidentally? He ain't a bad astronomer either!

Observational Journal

Take the information highway to Cor Berrevoets and the finest in software programming and astro image processing...


The Aberrator

And we all love those clever little tools, don't we? Please take a moment to visit with a genius of design - Steven Mogg.