Daily Archives: January 29, 2016

Online Astronomy Training

by Michael Wright The Internet has made delivering training courses easy for teachers and professors so that students and adult learners now have many options in addition to books for studying their chosen topic. This is true for astronomy too. … Continue reading

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Alfonso Churchill

Submitted by David Kaplan From: Spoon River Anthology (1915) by Edgar Lee Masters Alfonso Churchill They laughed at me as “Prof. Moon,” As a boy in Spoon River, born with the thirst Of knowing about the stars. They jeered when I … Continue reading

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Writing a Poem

by David Kaplan Carl Sandburg was once asked, “How do you go about writing?” He said, “I put one word in front Of another.” I, on the other hand, once asked A Nobel Prize–winning astrophysicist, “How is the orbit of … Continue reading

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The Trapezium in M42

by Robert Vanderbei

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Minutes of the January 2016 AAAP Meeting

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary The speaker for the evening was Frank O’Brien who gave a lecture entitled “Navigating to the Moon – The View from the Apollo Guidance Computer”. Director Rex Parker called the meeting to order at 9:00 pm … Continue reading

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