Daily Archives: September 3, 2016

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director New Telescope for the Observatory. After the vote at the June meeting the new telescope acquisition proposal was approved by the membership (34 “yes” votes). For the record, the previously stated need for … Continue reading

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Minutes of the June 14, 2016 AAAP Meeting

by James Poinsett, Secretary Rex called the meeting to order. Gene introduced the newest keyholder, Tim Donney. John announced that Sky and Telescope has accepted the story about viewing the Mercury Transit through the Hastings/Byrne refractor, the third century that … Continue reading

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Because Rust Never Sleeps

by Michael Wright In May, I ran a workshop in Orlando on “Successful Preservation Practices for Steel Bridge Coatings”. Representatives from NASA presented at the workshop and invited the participating experts from various Departments of Transportation to tour their Corrosion … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by David Kaplan One Star Over, a Planet That Might Be Another Earth Another Earth could be circling the star right next door to us. Astronomers announced on Wednesday that they had detected a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the … Continue reading

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