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We Wait

by Gene Allen In early 2020 Celestron introduced a line of low-end telescopes which include some very high-end technology. They did themselves and their customers a great disservice by re-using the StarSense label, because this new tech is orders of … Continue reading

Posted in January 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Outreach Blotter

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair This may really be the summer of our discontent. Since Baldpate Mountain in late February, all scheduled outreach events at schools and other venues, and the hosting of groups at Simpson Observatory, have been cancelled.  … Continue reading

Posted in June 2020, March 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Beginnings Just Open a Window

by Gene Allen As a kid I had messed about spying on a nearby GSA depot at night with a poor department store refractor. I never saw anything move, let alone anything of interest, but out of hope I kept … Continue reading

Posted in June 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

Outreach Blotter

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair Things have been pretty quiet these past few months. In late January, Jim Peck gave a presentation to a group of twenty some in Edison, using Stellarium to show things in the night sky. His … Continue reading

Posted in March 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Inexperience and Chains

by Gene Allen, in shame I have only been involved in astronomy for the past few years. I have often felt an utter noob and totally unworthy to hold an office in this hallowed organization. Last night on Baldpate Mountain … Continue reading

Posted in March 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged | Leave a comment

An Outreach Scope Takes Shape

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair At the NJAA flea market in High Bridge, Dave Skitt and I agreed with Tom Swords in purchasing a used Orion ED80 refractor for use as an Outreach scope. A few years ago I had … Continue reading

Posted in December 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Outreach Wrapup

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair It has been an amazing year. If it had not been so frantic at times, better records would have yielded better summary data. Some details may yet be recaptured from emails. It would have been … Continue reading

Posted in November 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment