Category Archives: Astronomy

Will makes a guest appearance on a radio talk show to discuss his new Telescope book

 

 

 

 

 

My telescope book is published and getting wonderful 5 star reviews on amazon. I am proud of this and a bit humbled by it. It was a wonderful project and it is catching on.  I just did a radio interview with the famous Dr. Sky. He is a radio and television personality who bring the wonders of the sky to the people.  He has interviewed a stunning array of brilliant
and famous people on his show and he has appeared on many other shows including
a weekly installment on Coast to Coast with George Noory. Dr. Sky is the premiere Ambassador
between the wonders of the universe and the people.

You can listen to the interview right here:

https://youtu.be/5EXRee2qoSE

 

Check out his Dr. Sky’s website here:
http://drsky.com/

For more of his radio interviews go here:
http://drsky.com/teentalknetwork/sky2HOLD.htm

His radio show on KTAR is here:
http://drsky.com/radio-shows/

 

My telescope book has been featured on Gotscience.org

Telescopes, and astronomy hold an allure. There is an accompanying sense of exploration and discovery that comes with using a telescope.  So, they are often featured on science websites. Rightfully so. And one prominent science website has picked up my book and written an article about it and about the wonders of the night sky.  You can read the article on their website here.

I love the headline!

Adventure Through the Universe from Your Telescope

If you are interested in the book you can get it from my publishers website here:

See it With a Small Telescope at Ulysses Press

Or at amazon here:

See it With a Small Telescope on Amazon

 

Will’s Telescope Book is available for pre-order on Amazon

I am Proud to announce that my latest book is now available for pre-sale on Amazon. This has been a wonderful  project for me. It all came out of my love for astronomy and telescopes. My desire is that this book helps other people also discover the joy to be had with a small telescope.

See it With a Small Telescope – 101 Cosmic Wonders including Planets, Moons, Comets, Galaxies, Nebulae, Star Clusters and More.

Pre-order it on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/2gF7mrv
If you order it be sure to send me a message so I can give you a thanks!

It’s a big 12.5 inch Telescope! Yay!

Wow, this is quite a find. A friend lucked into a long term loan of a telescope. It is a 12.5 inch Meade Dobsonian. It is probably around ten years old and it has stood vertical with no cover for quite a while so the mirror needs work. We are going to have a lot of fun with this enormous light bucket.

The first order of work was a bit of cosmetic cleaning. Secondly we removed that mirror and tried to clean it. But that is a no-go. So…. it looks like we are going to have to send this thing out to get re-mirrored. Oh well!

meade-telescope-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mirror is in pretty bad shape:

the-mirror

 

 

 

 

 

 

We tried cleaning it but the contamination has eaten through the aluminum coating. Drats! WEll, we technically still can use it. It just won’t be at maximum efficiency. I will keep you posted on this project!