First off, I’d like to apologize for the lack of any updates to the web directory or blog over the past several months. Life has a nasty way of getting in the way of blogging and webmaster duties sometimes. Now that things are starting to settle down, I will make a serious effort to update the site regularly.
Now that that’s out of the way, I thought I’d share this article with you guys about a new late-night cafe bar that is becoming a big hit among night owls in Osaka, Japan! And to be more specific, stargazers who, living in the middle of a sprawling city, might not have many opportunities for stargazing.
If a patron isn’t familiar with the exact name of a star or the light pollution and/or weather conditions aren’t very cooperative with stargazing activities, no problem! The cafe has a mini-planetarium complete with a planetary guide that makes the constellations easy for everyone to understand and identify.
Anyway, if you want to read more about this cafe, you can find the article at http://www.bangkokpost.com/travel/around-the-globe/814320/stargazers-look-up-to-sky-in-middle-of-neon-signs-in-osaka
Update (12/9/2016): Since the publication of this post, The Bangkok Post has started requiring a subscription fee for all of its archived content and as a result, this article is no longer accessible unless you are a subscriber. The good news is that I’ve found another article about the cafe from The Japan Times, which includes an additional picture of the cafe’s rooftop. That article can be found here: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/01/05/national/osaka-stargazers-appear-on-cafe-rooftop-at-night/
Oh, and a very belated Happy New Year to each and all of you out there! May 2016 be a blessed year for all of you filled with many exciting ventures into the nighttime world!