Monthly Archives: December 2018

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Eyes and Instruments on Solar System Astronomy in 2019. A wonderful way to receive the new year’s promise of discovery is to get outside and engage in astronomy during these cold winter nights. … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans This month’s featured talk is by Frank Reed on “Celestial Navigation: History and Future”. Before GPS and radio-based navigation aids, mariners crossed the oceans by observing the Sun, the Moon, and the stars and planets. Celestial navigation … Continue reading

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November 2018 meeting minutes

by Jim Poinsett Rex called the meeting to order following the lecture on “Measuring the Historic Sky – DASCH – Digitizing a Sky Century at Harvard” Rich Sherman proposed a field trip to Mt. Lemmon Sky Center near Tucson Arizona … Continue reading

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Page From the Past – March 1996

by Dave and Jennifer Skitt The attached page from the AAAP Simpson Observatory Log Book dates back to March of 1996. The AAAP astronomers mentioned are Darryl F., Ralph Marantino, Saul Moroz, Chris Moser, Jim McFee, Bill Murray, Ron Mittelstaedt … Continue reading

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Journey to SPACE

by Gene Allen On our way to Antarctica, we flew from Santiago up to northern Chile to spend a few days in the Atacama Desert. One of the many highlights of our visit there was an evening at SPACE, the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

by Theodore R. Frimet I was going thru my notes, from last year, of what would not pass for muster in our Sidereal Times. I decided that if this doesn’t end up with old Aesop being tossed off the mountainside, … Continue reading

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Deep Thought vs. Deep Thinking

by Theodore R. Frimet Gary Kasparov to the Rescue! I have not been a Chess enthusiast, oh, for so many years. I remember my finest moments in a chess club, vintage 1980’s downtown Manhattan. Surrounded by Grand Masters, I found … Continue reading

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Heart and soul of Orion

Heart and Soul of Orion, derivative work by Theodore R. Frimet, © 2019 All Rights Reserved

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Hypervelocity Missiles and the Depth of Space

by Theodore R. Frimet It is common knowledge that we acknowledge the vast oceans as a limited resource. Beyond our national boundaries, even so, globally, there appears to be a tragedy of compromise. Whereas the 1982 United Nations Law of … Continue reading

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See no evil

by Theodore R. Frimet Four great tunes to listen to. However only one speaker, and of course, only one channel. Unless of course you are a mutant like me! NASA isn’t going to listen. Post Hubble and James Webb, they … Continue reading

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Radio telescopes and the black hole

by Prasad Ganti Astronomy traditionally have been confined to seeing the light emitted by heavenly bodies. Nineteenth century discoveries proved that light is only a small part of the spectrum of what is known as electromagnetic radiation. It was found … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan China’s Chang’e-4 Launches on Mission to the Moon’s Far Side China is aiming to go where no one has gone before: the far side of the moon. A rocket carrying the Chang’e-4 lunar lander … Continue reading

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