About Scott’s Sky Watch

Hi, everyone! Thanks for stopping by Scott’s Sky Watch!

My name is Scott Levine, and I’ll be doing most of the writing, drawing, photography, and everything else around here. I’m not an astronomer. I’m a regular person, a writer, and a dad. I’ve loved and been inspired by the night sky ever since I was a young kid and I first saw the photos of Saturn like the one on this page, which  were sent back by the Voyager spacecraft in the early 1980s. You might not believe it from the drawings, but I’m not a trained artist either.

I’m just a guy who loves the night sky, and loves talking and teaching people about it. I want to show the world that astronomy is fun and for everyone.

I started this blog toward the end of 2015 to try to follow a passion and fix a mistake I made years ago when I went into corporate life when I should have followed my love of the skies.

I like to talk mostly about naked eye astronomy, the everyday astronomy things you can see in your sky just by going outside and spending a couple of minutes looking up. The things in space are for everyone to love. I’ll try to keep it simple (but not too simple), light on the math, and just fun. I like to think of what I do as “Space, taken easy.” I live in the northeast of the USA, so most of my posts will come from the perspective of someone in mid-northern latitudes.

If you’re new to astronomy, especially naked eye astronomy, and if you’re looking to learn what’s going on when you head out tonight, this is the place for you.

Think of me as the planetarium guy without the planetarium.

If you have any questions or comments, anything you want to talk about, or if I’ve done something wrong (or right… doing things right’s good, too), drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you. I’d also love to work together on something. Anything to keep people inspired.

If you like what you read here, please comment, and give credit if you reblog. Come on, do the right thing.

Also, if you’re involved with a planetarium, a museum, a magazine, newspaper, school, scout troop, or anything else interested in expanding their astronomy outreach, please contact me. I’d love to collaborate with you!

© Scott Levine and Scott’s Sky Watch, 2015-2019, except where noted. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Scott Levine and Scott’s Sky Watch with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Scott.

Saturn
A false-color image of Saturn

21 Comments

  1. I think I am going to enjoy reading articles on your blog! Night sky watching is something that has always fascinated me, but somehow I have never really given time to it. I hope your blog motivates me to get more involved in this lovely activity.

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  2. Thank you for placing my link at the top of your page. That is very good of you. Would you interchange the e with the u next to it?

    I like the header image you are using and the format. It all looks very clean and easy to read.

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  3. Scott
    Thank You for including me on Linked in. your information was reminds me of when I was sailing down the west coast and using the stars in navigation. What a pleasure to jar those wonderful times. My Wife, Daughter (7years old) and Nephew were with me. Seward, Alaska to San Francisco, Ca. Thanks Again.

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    1. Hi, John. Wow… I’m glad my work had that effect on you. I’m glad to hear it. Thanks for taking the time to read, and to let me know. I appreciate it more than I can easily write. Thanks again!

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  4. Hi Scott and what a fantastic blog you have. !! Thank you so much for your nice words about my paintings. My book “The Universe a work of Art ” might be something for your kids to read. I have tried to find unusual and funny things to write abou our planets. Some schools,kinergarden and libraries also has the book. Greetings from Eva in Norway

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  5. Hello nice to meet you. I started following this site from Twitter. I see you like astronomy and I too have a WordPress site. We seem to have a very similar background with us both loving astronomy from an early age. I have now Incorporated all my hobbies into one but they all seem to go together as far as photography, meteorology, gardening, metal detecting and of course astronomy. As soon as I get a chance I’ll catch up on all your articles thanks for posting it’s very interesting stuff.

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    1. Hey! Thanks for reading and for stopping by. The pleasure’s mine. I really like your photos and stuff that I’ve seen on Twitter. What’s your WordPress site? I’d love to follow if I haven’t already. Here’s to the skies!

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      1. Ok thanks buddy I picked up a new camera for Christmas the Canon EOS 80d and I got some good lenses and I just love taking pictures I try and put good quality pictures out there and use it with a lot of my other Hobbies I just need the weather to get a little better and I got the 12 inch reflector waiting in the garage to pull out and I’m always up to something so I’ll see you around. My WordPress site is https://saberonyx.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hi, Kate! Happy new year! Thanks for getting in touch. Wow… we’re almost neighbors! I love the Catskills; it’s been too long since I’ve been there. It’s really amazing how many ways there are to be into astronomy, isn’t it? I used to try to be a telescope guy, but it didn’t really fit me, you know? I have a telescope, but I haven’t used it in a while. Most of the things you read say that if it’s a junky telescope, it’s not worth it, but the problem here isn’t the scope, it’s me. I guess you and are I similar like that, I like just heading outside and seeing what I see. No plan, maybe a pair of binoculars, but that’s it. I can stay out as long as I like.

      Thanks for the top about Bob’s websites. I’ll definitely check them out.

      Pleased to meet you. I’m glad I stumbled across your sites. Let’s try to keep in touch.

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      1. Junky telescopes! When my brother and I were kids we had a refractor from Sears. We tried and tried to find a star using the setting wheels. Always ended up with the scope pointed into the ground! So we learned constellations. I could see Scorpio’s body and arms when it was hanging straight down the valley. Now in New Mexico I can really appreciate it. One of the best eyeball constellations. Yes, lets keep in touch. I have a “contact me” page too if that’s easier

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  6. Where in NM are you? I lived in Albuquerque for a while, and really miss those skies (and the chile!). I really want to come back, even for a long weekend. It’s been too long.

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