Stellarium from the Astro Shed

A View from our AstroShed

In case you are unaware, there’s an amazing Open Source, completely free, planetarium software available for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s also available for Android for a bit of a charge, but it’s super worth it. I’m talking about… Stellarium!

There are so many bells, whistles and knobs in this software, there’s no way I could cover it all in this post. But, one very cool feature it has is called ‘Landscapes’. This allows you to mimic the surroundings of many different places ( and planets! ) and act as if you were viewing the stars from those locations.
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California Dreaming

We left Las Vegas in the middle of May before the triple digit weather started. We started our California tour in Greenfield, CA at Yanks RV Resort – it is a nice little place to stay. There is some construction on site, and it is between two agricultural field – Read more…

Safety Check-In 2018-08-11

Just a quick note. We are in Las Vegas at our lot in the LVM resort which is within 1/2 mile of the Ross where an active shooting situation happened earlier today. At this time, we understand that this was a dispute between the Ross Security Guard and another Ross Read more…

Damn crickets!

    Hello all,

 

    Been a while, we know… We’ve been dormant on the blog for way too long, but that’s about to change. Let me catch you up.  ( Be aware, this is a long, photo and map laden post.  We aim to have more, smaller updates moving forward! )

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Bardstown, KY

As you may have guessed from the photos we are in BOURBON COUNTRY. Visiting the folks and having a blast just catching up and shopping in town. We don’t get to see Michael’s parents as often as we would like and the new coach puts some distance restraints on where Read more…

AZ Adventures

We arrived in Arizona on Saturday. It was a long day of driving for me but uneventful. The park is nice and quiet. We have great views and we are looking forward to exploring the area — but first HOCKEY. We are going to Glendale tomorrow to tick Gila Arena Read more…

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