Tag Archives: moon

Rockets and the Moon

by Gene Allen Thank you Ira! His contribution to Apollo memorabilia for the May meeting was a terrific Lego Saturn V rocket. Mine was ordered from Amazon that very night. It was kept boxed up as a secret until we … Continue reading

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Were Apollo manned moon landings fake ?

by Prasad Ganti In a recent gathering of friends and family, this topic came up. There are some conspiracy theorists who believe that NASA faked the moon landings. The reasoning is that the enormous pressure during the cold war to … Continue reading

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Moon Occults Venus in the Daytime

by Michael Wright On December 7, 2015, a daytime occultation of Venus by the Moon was visible from most of North and Central America. I observed from my office parking lot at lunchtime using IS binoculars, but member Robert Vanderbei created … Continue reading

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July 2015 Blue Moon

Blue Moon by Member Robert Vanderbei July 30, 2014, 22:35 EDT (8 hours before actual full fullness) Canon 450D on 10″ RC Four-image Mosaic of 8-image stacks. Exposure: 1/2400 sec at ISO 800.

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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Member Jim Poinsett took these two shots of the moon this October as part of his first attempt at astrophotography from his backyard using his 8-inch LX-200 and Meade Deep Sky Imager. Well done, Jim!

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Moon, a photo by Bob Vanderbei

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NASA’s GRAIL Lunar Mapping Twins Achieve New Year’s Orbits

by Dr. Ken Kremer Next time you look at the moon consider this: Two new moons recently reached orbit. NASA is ringing in the New Year with a double dose of champagne toasts celebrating the back-to-back insertions into lunar orbit … Continue reading

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GRAIL Twins Launched on Lunar Gravity Mapping Mission

by Dr. Ken Kremer NASA renewed its focus on ground breaking science with the deafening Sept. 10 blastoff of a pair of lunar bound probes sailing on a unique path ‘From the Earth to the Moon’, for a truly challenging … Continue reading

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