Author: David Berson

Shooting the planets

During the early part of August the planets Saturn, Venus and Mars will be visible in the western quadrant of the sky in the late afternoon and evening. For celestial navigators, these planets provide a perfect opportunity to brush up…

A three-star pinwheel

The 126-foot knockabout schooner, Virginia, had a rough passage the first week of November from Charleston, S.C., to Bermuda. The seas were boisterous and the remains of Hurricane Ida churned the Atlantic making for tough sledding. It was a wet…