Brian Ventrudo is a writer, scientist, and amateur astronomer. He publishes One-Minute Astronomer, an online newsletter providing short, easy-to-read insights to help stargazers find their way around the night sky and enjoy some the most beautiful sights in nature.
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Milton Humason, a high-school dropout who worked as a mule driver and then a janitor at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California, worked his way up to become the assistant of Edwin Hubble, whom he helped to study the spectral redshift of hundreds of galaxies.
With the right optical tools, you can stargaze in the middle of the day.
Condensation on your lens can quickly ruin an evening of stargazing. Here's how to prevent it.