Sagebrush Skies Observatory

One of the reasons we love our small piece of paradise is the dark skies here 17 miles north of Pasco.  I have been sharing the night sky with friends and youth groups for over 10 years but when we moved out here I determined I wanted to build a home for my telescopes that would be worthy of them.  This is a rolloff roof design that provides great views of the southern horizon along with a comfortable room that has heat and air-conditioning so I can always be comfortable if I am imaging.

What makes this observatory extra special is that it was not only built by my family but it was the basis for my youngest daughter’s senior project from high school.  I’ll publish that story when I have some time.

Along with visual observing alone and with friends, I thoroughly enjoy doing astrophotography.  Over the coming weeks and months I will be publishing some of my photographic works.

A final component that I enjoy is that of doing asteroid occultation work.  I’ll be publishing some materials on that when I get some time.

In order to check the weather for observing I was able to get a private forecast from the ClearSkyClock service for my observatory location.

You can view that here.