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Colorado Road Trip Day 4: Eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017
Trip Odometer: 1015

Today is a relatively rare event: a total eclipse of the sun, stretching from coast to coast. The timing of Celeste’s move-in at University of Colorado made it possible for us to take a detour to… 764 more words


An Eclipse Seen in Wyoming

I was fortunate enough to have the time and cash to go to Wyoming for the August 21 eclipse. It was truly wonderful,. in large part due to the fact that I had made a 6″ diameter, f/8 Dob-Newt travel telescope that could play three roles: as an unfiltered projection scope onto a manila folder before and after totality; with a stopped-down Baader solar filter during and after totality; and with no filter at all during the two minutes or so of totality. 1,228 more words

Telescope Making

Sinks Canyon State Park, WY

Sinks Canyon State Park is near Lander Wyoming in the Wind River Mountains. The middle fork of the Popo Agie River seems to disappear into the mountain at “The Sink” and reemerges at “The Rise” a quarter mile down the canyon. 158 more words

Bucket List

Copy of Newton Brown's "Sanctuary"

During our Lander/Sinks Canyon Recon, we visited the Pioneer Museum of the American West. It was very nicely laid out, with a very well curated, if small, research library. 170 more words

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