Look up, way up

To con­fine our atten­tion to ter­res­tri­al mat­ters would be to lim­it the human spirit.

- Stephen Hawking.

For the longest time (it seems like since the dawn of the uni­verse, no pun intend­ed), I have been high­ly inter­est­ed in Astron­o­my. I remem­ber being six years old and hav­ing my father read me the “Our Uni­verse” book from Nation­al Geo­graph­ic as a bed­time sto­ry and being com­plete­ly engaged in the subject.

For me, the cos­mos is a metaphor for a vast expanse of pos­si­bil­i­ties; it is a place where one can look up, won­der and dream.

Over the past 30 years, oth­er inter­ests, respon­si­bil­i­ties, and dai­ly events in life have kept me occu­pied from pur­su­ing Astron­o­my & Astropho­tog­ra­phy with zeal and passion.

With the recent events of the past two years (the pan­dem­ic) and being old­er, I have had time to re-ignite my inter­est in this hobby.

With many of my oth­er goals, hob­bies, pas­sions hav­ing been ful­filled; now seems to be an appro­pri­ate time to get back on the path of this journey.

The ded­i­cat­ed Astron­o­my sec­tion on the web­site is part of that jour­ney. In this area, I can doc­u­ment my attempts at Astropho­tog­ra­phy and post-write-ups about my expe­ri­ences with gear or events.

The Astron­o­my sec­tion is one of the newest sec­tions of this site, and I have grand goals for it, albeit it will take time (with a dash of luck, over the Decem­ber 2021- Feb 2022 timeframe.

Orig­i­nal­ly Post­ed: July 31, 2011
Updat­ed: Octo­ber 20, 2021

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