About this blog

I’ve been in love with the sky and space for my entire life. For most of that time I thought that actually observing would be too hard or too expensive. I was wrong, and now I’m making up for lost time.

I have friends with telescopes that mostly see the insides of their closets, and others who never look up  at all. I first conceived of this blog as a way to give them all a much-needed kick in the pants, and to give me a place to put up all my astro-themed ramblings. But in the past year I’ve realized that there are a lot of people out there who want to know more about the night sky and just don’t know where to begin–the same situation I was in for most of my life. So this blog is for everyone who looks up in wonder and wants to understand what they see–especially those who don’t think they have time to do so.

If you’d like to know more about the photos included in the blog’s banner, please see these posts:

Banner photos, part 1: the little boy with the telescope

Banner photos, part 2: the moon by Earthlight (under construction)


  1. Nice blog, Blogs are much better then web sites hey?

  2. Congratulations being on the wordpress homepage! I get most of my sky news from Jack Horkheimer on PBS. Corny, but informitive.

    Your blog looks informitive, too.

    “Keep looking up!” (That’s what Mr. Horkheimer says),

  3. Ooh, just found you! JOIN! 🙂

  4. Hi Matt, Have been through your blog for quite a time. In my opinion, you blog is kinda Alibaba cave. TOo much treasure. Great job!

  5. Wow, thanks for the kind words. I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog. Yours looks great, too!

  6. Wow! That’s really a great attempt! “Stargazing who think they don’t have time for stargazing”! ……. Looking forward to see more steps from you!

  7. Great blog lots of helpfull info thanks and keep up the good work

  8. Great, fun to read and really inspririmg! Greetings from Germany, Thomas

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