USPS member Arnold Medalen belongs to California’s Diablo Sail & Power Squadron. He has been boating in San Francisco Bay and the California Delta since childhood. The Stargazer first came to appreciate the night sky while boating in the Delta far away from city lights.
Today he boats with his wife, Patricia, aboard Shelly C. He also volunteers on the United States Power Squadrons Communications Committee. He has been writing The Ensign’s Stargazer column for more than 10 years.Email Arnold
This is a great source for basic astronomy and mythology with information for beginner, intermediate and advanced stargazers of all ages.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
This NASA site covers everything space, including information about spaceflight and astronomy.
Stargazing Basics from Sky & Telescope
This site is for those just getting started in stargazing as well as more experienced stargazers who want to expand their viewing experience.
This site has a variety of information about news, space flight and other space topics.
U. S. Naval Observatory & Astronomical Applications Department
These sites will interest more advanced stargazers; they include rise and set times for the sun and moon, as well as moon phases, eclipses, seasons and other data.