Astronomy

Eyes On The Skies At Owens Valley Radio Observatory

If you’re still putting off joining your local astronomy club, I have some news for you: you’re probably missing out on some great adventures. Case in point–every summer around June, the Orange Country Astronomers (OCA) club, based in southern California, plans an overnight field trip to the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO), located outside of… Read More Eyes On The Skies At Owens Valley Radio Observatory

Events

Look Up: LA MoonWalk

Typically, we think of star parties as taking place in a remote location, under the darkest skies we can find and on a moonless night. Although this is certainly an ideal scenario for viewing our Milky Way galaxy and the faintest of stellar objects, there is still much we can see from our own backyards… Read More Look Up: LA MoonWalk

Astronomy

A Stunning View Through Mt. Wilson’s 60-Inch Telescope

On August 20th, fifteen members from the Orange County Astronomers (OCA) club, myself included, gathered outside the steel dome of the 60-inch Hale reflector for a night of cosmic sightseeing. Mt. Wilson Observatory is located just outside Pasadena in the San Gabriel Mountains of Los Angeles County, CA. If you ever have the opportunity to… Read More A Stunning View Through Mt. Wilson’s 60-Inch Telescope