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!
RAC is now making its monthly business meetings available via Zoom Video Conferencing. RAC’s Executive Council successfully held the March meeting via Zoom and decided to make future meetings available to RAC members and the public via Zoom. Owing to … Continue reading →
Due to Executive Order 55, the April and May Star Parties at Caledon State Park and Belmont Observatory are cancelled.Continue reading →
It looks like it will be a beautiful evening for tonight’s Star Party at Caledon State Park. I hope to see many telescopes there tonight. The temperature is forecast to be in the 40s and upper 30s, so dress warmly. Sunset … Continue reading →
This quarter’s newsletter begins with an article about the recently discovered asteroid orbiting the Sun. It is the first one identified that orbits inside the orbit of Venus. We also have articles on understanding how much magnification you actually get … Continue reading →
Let’s come out and see if Betelgeuse blows up for us tonight! This is one of those frustrating mornings when several different weather forecasts that I check to disagree with each other. All agree the sky will be half cloudy, … Continue reading →