I'm Chuck Bueter, an amateur astronomer embracing public outreach. Let's make ideas happen--be energy at the speed of life!
Nightwise is my portal to the night sky and other personal interests. Blog posts about recent and upcoming events often have an emphasis on astronomy.
Clear your calendar for August 21, 2017. This solar eclipse will likely be the most observed astronomy event in U.S. history. Get your Sun Funnel ready.
In partnership with Skynet Junior Scholars, youths in South Bend will operate professional-grade telescopes remotely while discovering the night sky locally.
As the City of South Bend marks it's 150th anniversary, we celebrate the night sky of 1865 and today alike. Light from the star Eltanin left then and is just reaching us now.
Using sufficient yet sensible light will benefit the night sky and human health, too. In lessening light pollution we gain many upsides. Avoid the blues (blue light, that is).
Transit of Venus
Paper Plate Education
Let There Be Night And more...
Gotta love the Great Lakes. Here are weather links for on the water and on the sun alike.
Give up excess light. The Light Fast proposes 100+ ideas for lessening consumption of light.
The star Scheat, in the corner of the Great Square of Pegasus, is endorsed as Indiana's Bicentennial Star in 2016.
During the Transit of Mercury on May 9, 2016, the inner planet passes directly between earth and the sun. Telescope required.