Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: the thrill of bug-less sky watching ... and jiggles in space-time

Sep 8, 2020

When lights from the star Arcturus were picked by by photoelectric tubes at four observatories, signals flashed on this display board at the Hall of Science to show the audience how the official lighting of A Century of Progress was accomplished.
Credit UIC Library Digital Collections

The moon and Venus will get cozy next week, and if you want some tips on some bug-free (but possibly chilly) photography sessions, you can check out some lessons from Astro Bob himself right here:

And after you hear the story about "The Curious and Confounding Story Of How Arcturus Electrified Chicago," you won't want to miss your chance to see it for yourself in the western sky.

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