Something I should have mentioned from the beginning is that I'm not alone in my interest in astronomy. My wife, Linda, presents planetarium shows (both formal presentations and ad hoc sky shows) at the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science. As much as I enjoy getting out under the sky at night, I don't know nearly as much about the sky as she does. So, we welcome you to our little corner of the blogosphere where we'll be joining the rest of the world in celebrating 400 years since Galileo first turned a telescope on the sky.
Links on this blog have been configured to open in a new window. I know some people consider that a bad practice, that it should be left to the visitor. Personally, I prefer not "loosing my place" in a blog just because I clicked on a link without explicitly indicating it should open in a new window. I hope you agree.