Category Archives: November 2014

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, PhD, Director Mt Lemmon Adventures.  I’ve been reflecting on my recent trip to Tucson for the astronomy imaging workshop “Making Every Pixel Count”, run by Adam Block at the Univ. of Arizona’s Steward Observatory … Continue reading

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Fourth Dimension Astroimaging…My Personal Journey Through the Cosmos

Steve Mazlin, MD Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m in Peyton Hall Astrophotography was revolutionized by digital techniques over the past 20 years. Steve Mazlin will explain some of the basics of data acquisition and processing while giving a … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane, Assistant Director After a report was made by the committee that investigated the purchase and installation of a video system for the observatory, a motion was made to the Board of Directors to approve the expenditure of … Continue reading

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History of the Hastings-Byrne 6-1/4 Inch Refractor

by John Church As many current AAAP members may not be fully acquainted with the story of our fine 6-1/4 inch refractor, this history is presented so that the club may make an informed decision about its future use. Also … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Thus far in our fiscal year, 25 members have renewed by paying their dues.  This is about 40% fewer than had renewed at the same time a year ago.  Please get those checks in! All expenses … Continue reading

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Minutes of the October 14, 2014 AAAP Meeting

by James Poinsett, Secretary Rex opened the meeting and introduced Larry Kane. Larry presented his refractor to the club. Kate Otto then introduced Ken Kremer to give his talk on “The Future of NASA Human Spaceflight”. After Ken’s talk, Rex … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair The mulled wine was delicious and the more we drank, the more double stars we saw. Thanks go to member-volunteers Freddy Missel, Michael Wright, Jeff Bernardis, Dave and Jen Skitt and your truly for hosting … Continue reading

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Big History

by S. Prasad Ganti Most of us are curious about how it all started. We study history of specific countries and periods like European history during the medieval ages or American history since the civil war, but not about everything … Continue reading

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