Looking at the stars with my husband
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
My husband enjoyed astronomy back when he was in high school 40 plus years ago. His school had an astronomy club. In that club, he and his best friend made their own telescopes. He used his to teach the Astronomy merit badge to the boys in his Scout troop. He would also get it out to use with our family.
It was in the Scout troops trailer when someone stole it at least ten years ago and he lost it. Two years ago when we moved to our current house, one of the men at our church who is also a scout leader gave him a telescope that no one in the troop could figure out how to use. When Paul got it he discovered that the lense was put in incorrectly. He spent a little bit of money, got the parts it was missing and created a working telescope.
It is that telescope that we now use to explore the night time sky. A year ago we took a trip to western Texas and enjoyed looking at the heavenly bodies with less light pollution from the cities. It was wonderful. We recently took a trip to Colorado where because of less light pollution you can view so much more of the night sky.
I digress. What I want to share is that we have been looking through the telescope recently to observe the Orion constellation, Venus, the moon, and others early in the morning before our morning walk. It is a hobby that my husband enjoys and he has shared with me. I am grateful for the time we spend together doing this.