Chris and Shane share some tips on how to prepare to observe close to home as well as over night at a remote location.
Chris and Shane have concluded this current round of Venus observations and explain why they observed the planet on many different evenings. In addition Shane shares his recent session observing the Sun with a hydrogen alpha telescope.
The episode focuses on the four planets that are closest to the Sun. Chris and Shane also talk about an interesting Mercury and Venus pairing to observe on May 23, 2020.
Chris and Shane share some recent observing reports as well as some of the binoculars that they like to use for astronomy.
Shane likes to keep written logs of his observations and Chris likes to sketch what he sees at the eyepiece. Listen as they battle to the death to determine which method is better....just kidding, no battles here. Just tips that you can use to log your observations.
Before the days of GPS, many people used road atlases to navigate during travel. Astronomers still use atlases to navigate the night sky. There are many star atlases available, Chris and Shane discuss many of the common ones available.