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Note -- you have reached the original website. Please enjoy the images and narratives. Since the website has been moved to a new server, most links still are active, although some may not work. If you encounter an error or broken link, please bring it to my attention. Of course, thanks very much for visiting. Logo contact information has been updated (i.e. we moved to Taos, NM) as below:

Willis Greiner
12 Rabbit Valley Road / P.O. Box 1515
El Prado, NM 87529
303-903-8996 or 575-758-3670

You may also want to visit Willis' new astronomy site at:


This web site is for anyone who's ever looked up at the nighttime sky and sensed the feeling of awe and wonder that comes with knowing that the universe has so much to see and experience! Explore the links to the right and view the Comet Hale-Bopp and the "Original Astrophotography" gallery that features among others the Northern Lights, the 1991 Total Solar Eclipse from Mexico and Halley's Comet. Visit newer astrophotographs in a gallery that displays the "1998 Total Solar Eclipse" in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. Enjoy a movie of this spectacular event. Explore the "Something New" section of using the new galaxy navigation strategies. Follow the pulsing links to the "2000 Total Lunar Eclipse" gallery and the "Digital CCD" gallery. Explore the newest galleries featuring the 2001 Total Solar Eclipse as seen from Zimbabwe and the 2001 Leonid meteor shower and storm as observed and photographed from Colorado. Click on the sample images below to access additional photographs of a rare bright red Northern Lights display as seen from Conifer, Colorado in late November, 2001.

In March, 2004 Willis and his wife traveled to Chena Hot Springs near Fairbanks, Alaska to observe and photograph the Northern Lights from that optimum location. Click on this text or the images below to be transported to the 2004 Alaskan Aurora Borealis gallery.

Learn some tips that can help you become a better astrophotographer, too. Peruse some of my observations of comets, or read narratives that feature a more philosophical "view" of the heavens. A biography of the artists is also included. Check out the links to cool places on the Web such as "Kitt Peak's Advanced Observing Program" and other sites featuring outstanding astronomical content and information.

Some screens and images here may take a while to load, but most are under 60K, so the download time shouldn't be too bad for most people. Also, I've provided an e-mail form to send me your comments, questions or suggestions. Review the "Under the Night Sky" newsletter archives and register to be included in my address book. Receive regular e-mailings and a free astrophotograph! I ask that you bookmark this site as I plan to continue to add to it, and your input will help me with improvements.

To search this site use the convenient Google search engine below. Just click on the "search" radio button and type in your suggested search term, such as "comet Hyakutake " or "eclipse." The Google search engine will then immediately suggest links within this web site by opening a new search window. To return to simply close the new search window or click on one of the suggested links.

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Please consider purchasing a limited-edition signed and numbered matted photograph from this secure web site. An initial suggestion might be the "Moon Mist" poster as sampled below. Please click on the image to view a larger version and to learn details of the poster's creation.

Thanks for visiting. Now, sit back and enjoy the view! named "A Learning Fountain," demonstrating its dedication to business honesty, ethics and learning excellence. awarded the prestigious "Literary Appeal Award," reflecting its commitment to science and nature writing.


"Congratulations on recently completing your 100th SETI@home workunit. Through your support, SETI@home has grown to become the largest distributed computation on Earth. We at SETI@home greatly appreciate the 1.25 years of computer time you have donated to the project, and hope that you will continue your support."

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