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Some pages are in English, some are in Dutch, some are in both English and Dutch.
unable to access this site for some years, I am now in the process of
Waiting for the
Great American Eclipse
Welcome, I am Henk Bril (1962), stargazer since 1977 and member of the
'Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Weer- en
(Royal Dutch Association for Meteorology and Astronomy).
astrohistorica pages are pretty
popular and several of my maps have been published in books and magazines.
I am fond of comets, occultations, polar lights, noctilucent clouds, eclipses and the Moon.
I was astronomical leader on a trip to Spitsbergen in October 2011 with a 40 meters long sailing ship, the Noorderlicht, - it was an amazing experience!
I am also a big fan of 'classic telescopes' from the last century, especially the Japanese brands of Polarex (Unitron in the USA) and Royal Astro. Above you see my 60mm Polarex NS128 from the early 60's with a so called Unihex rotating eyepiece holder.
In 2005 I was honored with the prestigious "Dr. J. van der Bilt"-award of the KNVWS.
(met dank aan n3kl.org)
(als hier 'X Class Flare!' of 'Mega Flare!' staat zijn er enorme uitbarstingen op de Zon)
Onder: Magnetisch veld
(indien hier 'storm' of 'severe storm' staat is er kans op Noorderlicht in Nederland en BelgiŽ)
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." (Oscar Wilde)