Looking for big skies

Nov 24th, 2014 | By | Category: International

A clear sky and a Sunday evening with nothing in the diary meant the opportunity to take the telescope out into the garden and stare into the vastness of space – Cassiopeia, Ursa Minor, Ursa Major – the tour of the constellations was brought to a halt not by cloud, but by fog rising from the river and blanketing the town.

There is something deeply calming about contemplating space and something reassuring about places from which deep space is observed. Visiting the Penticton observatory in British Columbia in 2008, it …