Category Archives: May 2020

Time

by David J. Kaplan Time is more ancient than the stars. It births evolution, yet limits life. Time stops not for an unwound clock.

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O, For a Dark Night Sky

by David J. Kaplan The city’s night sky Holds the moon aloft, A dim orb. Constellations—incomplete, The drinking gourd dismantled Cassiopeia banished. Orion dismembered. O, for a dark night sky, Stars shimmering In both mind and eye. When meteors from … Continue reading

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Solar observations – with a sextant

by Rafael C. Caruso, MD On June 2019, a group of AAAP members met in Peyton Hall to attend a two-day celestial navigation course, which I found most enjoyable. The course was taught by Frank Reed, the navigation instructor who currently … Continue reading

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When, How and Why I Became Interested in Astronomy

by John Miller, Secretary I was in my father’s den – the summer of 1965 – looking up something for a school assignment in our World Book Encyclopedia. Dad was also in the room tapping madly on his ancient Royal … Continue reading

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When, how, and why I began my interest in astronomy

by Victor Davis As a general rule, I tend to value earned experiences more than accidental ones. That’s a pretty common view, it seems to me. The exhilaration of a summit view is heightened by appreciating the effort it took … Continue reading

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