Message From the Gatekeeper
Astra's Stargate has been on-line for well over 15 years!
Last year at this time, Astra took over the task of producing an astronomical almanac for
observers as a continuation of the work began many years ago by the amateur astronomer
and writer, Mr. Ronald A Leeseberg, a.k.a., the Star Geezer. Sadly Ron had to stop producing
the "What's Up" almanac. Ron's faithfully provided the What's Up almanac for fifteen
years to astonomers and star gazers everywhere. Thank you again, Ron.
Finally, Astra has revamped the almanac site! It is written in HTML5, for those of you out there
you understand web programming. This is a new trend . . . some day the entire site will be converted.
Check out What's Up in the Night Sky? The almanac will soon be updated to include an archive of some
of the timeless information Ron provided...with credit, of course.
A privacy statement and copyright page have been added. Please don't steal other's hard work!
Most of the information at Astra's is usable for educational purposes, but copyright is copyright
and authors and artists deserve credit for their hard work. It's illegal too, so just don't do it!
Since December 21 passed and the end of the world missed us, Astra will be updating the
Comet page with information on Comet ISON soon. As the year opens, I can't help wondering
if my new date will be a dream or a dud? (Perihelion = November 28, 2013)
Recently updated pages include Star Wimin, Dawn's Personal Links and some more minor tweaks to
introduce the new almanac pages. Other pages with newer updates include the
Amateur Telescope Makers page, the Observer's Page and the Young Astronomers page.
Welcome to the Gate!
Dawn Jenkins as Astra
Beam me back, Astra!