Tag Archives: venus

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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Transit of Venus Open House Draws Crowd

Pictures by Surabhi Agarwal

Posted in August 2012, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Venus and the Sun

Bob Vanderbei took pictures of the Sun and Venus on the same day (May 19, just two weeks before the transit) using the same equipment (Canon DSLR on 3.5″ Questar) and combined them into this montage in which Venus is … Continue reading

Posted in June 2012, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

From the Director

by Ludovico D’Angelo, Director AAA We had a very productive Board of Trustee’s meeting on January 25th. Thanks to all that attended. It was crowded, but I was very pleased to have so much input into the club’s future. On … Continue reading

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The Ordeal of Guillaume Le Gentil

by Michael Wright, Co-Editor Does this scenario sound familiar? You buy a new piece of gear; say an eyepiece that you are dying to try out on your favorite deep sky object. It arrives in the mail on a weekday … Continue reading

Posted in February 2012, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment