Memories of an amazing day

Four years ago today the total eclipse of the Sun brought friends and families together for an amazing event. It was a truly wonderful day at Balsam Mountain Preserve. Please enjoys a re-posted short video of the images and songs from a beautiful day....

Another Snow Day at Balsam Mountain

This makes the fourth snowfall since Christmas and more than three weeks of some snow on the ground. It started around 6:00 PM last night and snowed steadily until early this morning. We got about 4 inches on this side of the mountain. Lexi just loves this snow and...

Another Snow Day at Balsam Mountain

This makes the fourth snowfall since Christmas and more than three weeks of some snow on the ground. It started around 6:00 PM last night and snowed steadily until early this morning. We got about 4 inches on this side of the mountain. Lexi just loves this snow and...

Jupiter Saturn Conjunctions Factoids and Plans

Looks like the weather will cooperate so I plan to set up a small scope at the Boarding House late this afternoon. Best times to stop by and view or to view from your location will be between twilight (6:00 PM) and 8:00 PM when they set below the horizon. Both planets...

Observing the Saturn-Jupiter Conjunction

We drove around the mountain today looking for a good place to observe the conjunction and the only spot with a reasonable view of the southwest without trees or mountains is the back deck at the Boarding House. There are likely other favorable spots like the 9th hole...