six favorite posts of 2013*

Online Astronomer editor Doug Reilly picks his six favorite posts from 2013. From meditations on the aesthetics of telescopic observing to a star-name mystery, a new Nova and the process of science sung by They Might Be Giants, 2013 was a rich year.


Bicycle Astronomy gets an award!

On Saturday night, the good, hard working people of the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center held their annual award and appreciation dinner at the Sons of Italy. Bicycle Astronomy was honored with a “most innovative project of 2013″ certificate. It was great to meet the movers and shakers of the various, newly constituted “neighborhoods”, especially the…


Bicycle Astronomy Tonight!

Finally a clear night, in terms of the sky and my schedule. Let’s do some Bicycle Astronomy! How about the lakefront park for a change of pace? Look for us (cargo bicycle, telescope, astronomer) by the ice cream stand, playground and the pier. 9pm-11pm.