Be sure to check out the new newsletter (click the “newspaper” icon at right) to read the feature on our members’ experiences searching for, finding, and photographing Comet NEOWISE. The Image of the Month above is just a sample of our success. The issue also includes the usual recurring items, an article on the early success of the Solar Orbiter, and the latest on the continuing saga of the Yerkes Observatory.
The latest newsletter is now available. Just click the newspaper icon on this page. Our restricted lifestyle these days has allowed us to learn some new things and then write about them. This issue includes articles by Myron Wasiuta and Scott Busby on their work on the Atlas comet and globular clusters, respectively. Ron Henke tells about his latest gadget, StarSense Autoalign, and Bart and Linda Billard have written about images of black holes, a new instrument at the telescope complex in Hawaii, and the new planetarium at UVA. Enjoy!
This quarter’s newsletter begins with an article by Lauren Lennon introducing us to the ancient Native American observatory in Newark, Ohio–a remarkable site probably more familiar to archaeologists than to astronomers. We also have articles on the transformation of the Mark Slade Remote Observatory to a nonprofit, reports on recent club events, and Jerry Hubbell’s quarterly Moon article, along with our other continuing features. Just click the newspaper icon at the upper right of this page to read all about it!
This quarter’s newsletter leads off with an article by Jerry Hubbell on the Apollo 11 landing on its 50th anniversary. Other features include an article by Lauren Lennon on Asteroid 2019OK, which passed us just a few days ago, a product review by Glenn Faini on a new zoom lens, and David Abbou’s story on his participation in NASA’s Solar System Ambassadors Program. Just click the newspaper icon at the upper right to read all about it!
A total eclipse of the Sun in the Southern Hemisphere will occur on July 2nd. Live coverage, beginning at 4 pm, will be provided the Exploratorium Eclipse Group from Cerro Tololo Observatory in Chile. Visit https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse for more information about … Continue reading →
The draft revised RAC Bylaws approved by the RAC Executive Council are now available (here – that is now an old draft so I have removed the now-dead link. Bylaws were approved at our July meeting.) for all members to … Continue reading →