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June 28, 2015


The Incredible Expanding Beer Drinking Squirrel
Joshua Tree Hiking/Camping/Night Sky Photography Event
June 12-14, 2015


On our second day of camping, a squirrel made its way into our camp in search of water.

 

It came across one of our hanging trash-bags of recyclables.

 

This particular bag was used for the beer bottles.

 

Apparently some of the bottles still held some beer which gathered at the botto...

June 20, 2015

Joshua Tree Hiking/Camping/Milky Way & Astrophotography Workshop

Indian Cove Campground

June 12-14, 2015

 

After Action Report

 

What an awesome, exciting and hot event!

 

With such a large group, coordinating began weeks before the actual event. From rides to reschedules, everything was done to make the event as seamless as possible. 

 

Day 1 - Milky Way/Nightscapes

 

When June 12th arrived. Everyone knew wh...

May 26, 2015

Scouting Joshua Tree National Park - StarDude Astronomy

Black Rock Campground

May 16-17, 2015

 

This event was different from my usual events in that I had the honor of being invited by a local Cub Scout pack (Den 9, Pack 766) to join them on a camping trip up to Joshua Tree National Park and be their guide to the night sky! I was more than happy to accept.

 

I packed all my gear into B.O.B. (Big Orange...

May 7, 2015

Hey everyone! My friend Debra Christofferson asked me a great question about color and images of space.

 

Where does the color in these photos come from?

 

Are they caused by the way our camera pick up the light? Is there color in space?

 

Actually there is color in space. To answer your question we need to cover what "color" is. What the human eye perceives as color is merely the excitation of certain...