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From the Program Director

by Victor Davis The first AAAP meeting of 2021 will take place (virtually) on Tuesday, January 12th at 7:30 PM. (See Joining the Meeting with Zoom below for details). This meeting is open to AAAP members and the general public. … 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

Posted in May 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

keep your distance

by Victor Davis assuming zero angular momentum and zero charge I thought you might include in the newsletter, this social distancing advice for the astronomically inclined, which leaves the calculation as an exercise for the viewer. Here are the relevant … Continue reading

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The Earth as a Peppercorn

by Victor Davis The Earth as a Peppercorn Seeking a “Gee Whiz” Moment With spring comes an upwelling in our club’s outreach activities, from Friday night star parties at the observatory to on-site presentations at schools, libraries, and other venues. … Continue reading

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