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 →
Once again, Marty Kunz of Astronomy.FM has invited Jerry Hubbell onto to his program, Space Pirate Radio, at 9 p m, Wednesday, June 12. This will be the 5th or 6th time he has been on his program. They will … Continue reading →
The annual Astronomy Festival on the National Mall, will be held Saturday, June 22, 2019, 6 -11 pm in front of the Smithsonian Castle (Metro stop: Smithsonian) (with the rain location inside the Castle). Admission is free. The sponsors say … Continue reading →