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From the Director

By Jeff Bernardis, Director It’s hard to believe that we are already at the end of the club year.  It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating our 50th anniversary over at the IAS. We are now entering into … Continue reading

Posted in May 2014, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | 1 Comment

From the Director

By Jeff Bernardis, Director Well – another once in a lifetime opportunity to see an astronomical event, and another disappointment. This time, of course, it was the occultation of Regulus – the subject of last month’s meeting – that was … Continue reading

Posted in April 2014, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From the Director

By Jeff Bernardis, Director I’m always intrigued by new discoveries, and many times, it’s the method of discovery that grabs me more than the discovery itself.  An example of this is the detection of exoplanets.  While I like to imagine … Continue reading

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From the Director

by Jeff Bernardis, Director I’ve never been one to be into the cosmology aspects of our hobby, particularly in the areas dealing with general relativity.  Some of the concepts are really paradoxical to think about, although I can appreciate the … Continue reading

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From the Director

by Jeff Bernardis So comet ISON has come and gone with a lot less fanfare than had been anticipated – at least by me.  There was a fear that perihelion would consume so much of the comet that it would … Continue reading

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From the Director

By Jeff Bernardis, Director Looking back on the 2013 public observing season at the Simpson Observatory, one cannot help but notice that we had remarkably good luck with respect to the weather this year. The numbers of the public attending … Continue reading

Posted in December 2013 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From the Director

by Jeff Bernardis, Director Based on the teaser that Rex showed at the last meeting, I am full of anticipation – both at Rex’s upcoming talk, and on the actual events to come in the sky over the next few … Continue reading

Posted in November 2013, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From the Director

by Jeff Bernardis, Director As most of you know by now, the Board has decided to withdraw its motion from last month seeking member approval of funding to build a new observatory to house a major donation that was being … Continue reading

Posted in October 2013, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment