Telescope

Astronomy Tools

Submitted by dorner on Fri, 03/19/2021 - 23:46

In March, we have the topic tools for our photo challenge. Naturally, you think of hammers, saws or screwdrivers, when you hear "tools". But each professional field has its own tools, and while an astronomer might use a screwdriver to align the telescope, the tools to observe the stars are the telescopes. Along these lines, I post a photo of telescopes:

Telescopes

Rise of the Milky Way after Sunset

Submitted by dorner on Mon, 12/28/2020 - 23:13

What I love about my job? The magic of the night sky... Of course it's exhausting to be on night shift for 3-4 weeks - which in winter basically means hardly seeing the sun from full moon to full moon - but as the observatories are usually in remote places, this also gives me the chance to enjoy wonderful nature and above all the fascinating night sky. 

MAGIC site with milky way