Taft college astronomy


The goal of this website is to inform and entertain any interested visitors in the area of astronomy.  You will find many links, images, project ideas, and information on a variety of topics in astronomy.  If you are a student of mine, you will find links to course related material, useful throughout the term. 

Whatever reason you may have for wondering about astronomy, you’re in good company.  There are thousands of professional and amateur astronomers all over the world who involve themselves with work in astronomy everyday.  Yes, students too!  You’ll find yourself learning and having fun at the same time.  If you think astronomy is something you might be interested in for formal education, visit the links page and check out the various programs offering undergraduate study in astronomy.


Welcome to the Taft College Astronomy Homepage!

The images above are:

Top: Hubble Space Telescope

Lower Left: Hubble Deep Field Image

Lower Right: Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope


The Clear Sky Chart was designed by Attilla Danko to inform astronomers about local sky conditions and the potential factors affecting observations.  The information above is for the closest location to Taft, CA.  If you’d like more information about the chart or how to interpret the data, click on the

Click for Help” link on the chart.  The Clear Sky Chart is an invaluable aid in planning star parties and other observation outings.

I Wish You Good Luck and Clear Skies!