Shallowsky.com is the web site of Akkana Peck, covering a wide range of topics.
"Shallow Sky" encompasses the solar system: observation of our moon, the planets and their moons, comets, asteroids, and the sun. The term was invented by David North as a pun on the "Deep Sky" term long used by observers of galaxies, nebulae and other distant targets.
Now out in its second edition.
I give talks on a variety of technical and semi-technical subjects.pho image viewer and metapho image organizer, the Saver and Pandora GIMP plug-ins, PyTopo tiled map viewer, many little astronomy apps, Crikey for mapping strings to keys, assorted useful scripts, and plenty of other free open source software.
I'm a software developer specializing in Linux and open source, and I sometimes do technical and science writing.
My latest hobby is welding junk metal into sculpture. You can see samples at my art website: JunkDNAArt.com.
Shallow Sky: a mailing list for lunar and planetary observers, and FAQs about shallow sky observing.
I also wrote the monthly Shallow Sky column for the SJAA Ephemeris for many years.
Please visit the Shallow Sky Bookstore for book recommendations, and help support this site! Thanks!