THE ART OF STARGAZING Helping Humans Slow Down and Look Up
Modern humans are stuck in a routine of expected and constant industriousness. But with all this rushing, people often drag themselves home at night with no energy left to enjoy the most splendid show nature has to offer: the wondrous night sky. Most people go through life looking straight ahead, but if they would stop and peer skyward, they’d bear witness to a massive, unexplored frontier made up of the moon in all its phases, burning stars sailing through the sky, constellations with epic origin stories, and meteor showers bright enough to warrant sunglasses. If you’re looking for a hobby to help you slow down and appreciate the world around you, stargazing is a great option. Here are some tips to get you started. 1. THE HIGHER, THE BETTER If you’re a city dweller, meander a little way out of town or try to find a tall building to keep the light pollution to a minimum. 2. EXTRA SET OF EYES While novice stargazers often want to immediately throw their money at a new telescope, astronomy experts recommend starting with binoculars instead. You’ll need to identify
several anchor planets or constellations to help you navigate the sky before using a telescope.
3. UTILIZE ASSETS Put your phone to good use by downloading apps like Stellarium, Starwalk, and Google Sky Map. Each of these apps offers a unique benefit for aspiring stargazers. For example, Starwalk lets you point your phone at the sky to see stars, constellations, and planets in real time based on your location. 4. MARK YOUR CALENDAR In 1972, beloved singer-songwriter John Denver wrote about a meteor shower he witnessed during a camping trip in Colorado. He describes the scene by singing, “I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky.” The “fire” he recounted was actually the Perseids meteor shower, the most recognized shower on Earth. This astrological wonder takes place every year from July 17 to Aug. 24. During this time, viewers should be able to see shooting stars associated with the Perseids, but the shower reaches its maximum rate of activity on Aug. 12–13 this year. Grab some friends and family, and head outdoors to put your newfound stargazing knowledge to work.
CONCIERGE PARTNERS’ CORNER: Featuring Hal Schlenger, Innovator of Health Care!
WHAT OUR Clients Are Saying!
At ADLG, we’ve compiled a list of community partners whom we trust to provide you with great services at fair prices, all in hopes of helping you get back on your feet a little easier. This month, we want to introduce you to Hal Schlenger and HIPnation. Because he saw that our country’s health care system was broken, and that people are charged more for health care and
“My divorce felt unreal, as I imagine it does for most people, and I could not believe it was actually going to happen. It was something I was not looking forward to. As the breadwinner of the household, I was concerned about my financial liability. But, at the same time, I didn’t know what would be considered ‘doing the right thing’ for someone I shared a life with for so long. “I am so grateful for the care and knowledge this legal team provided me. Sara and her team kept me informed and educated the whole way, and they were always looking out for my best interest. They made sure I knew at every step what my rights and strategy options were. I felt safe throughout the process. Needless to say, I highly recommend this law firm!” – Asfia Y.
health insurance than a mortgage on a house, he created HIPnation. Those at HIPnation simplify the insurance evaluation and selection process to match the benefits to what you need, including access to all doctors and facilities, deductibles starting at $0, and a concierge-level primary care physician available 24/7 by phone/text/video, plus regular office hours with $0 copay! Those who’ve gone through recent divorces often find themselves stuck trying to find an affordable insurance plan. With HIPnation, the whole process is a whole lot easier! To get more information about HIPnation, look them up on Facebook, LinkedIn, or send an email to HSchlenger@HIPnation.com!
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