So what exactly has happened to this site....

I've clearly been on a long hiatus from posting here, largely because life has a way to doing that to you from time to time.... I've still be out doing some observing, playing with equipment, and more. But I have two teenage boys now and have taken on the role of Scoutmaster in a local Boy Scout troop. The side effect has been limited time for astronomy and some equipment that is languishing from neglect.However, I can tell you that there are some exciting things I've been playing with including video equipment to try to get involved in IOTA, the International Occultation Timing Association. The web site for them is also a little sparse, but the Yahoo forum is reasonably active and has people willing to give good advice. I hope to try my hand at a timing experiment later this month. We'll see how that goes.I know that some of the RSS feeds I've been pulling are stale; I'm looking to replace them. Alas, there are no longer any sources that directly give you information on each of the planets.