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The Carrington Event

by David W. Letcher The Carrington Event AKA The Solar Storm of 1859 I became aware of the Carrington Event while watching National Geographic’s TV program entitled “Mission To The Sun” which I recorded on November 26, 2018 and watched … Continue reading

Posted in February 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Naming Uranus

by David Lechter While looking through a cornucopia of astronomical images at the Pinterest web site I came across the following image that is actually page 49 of an old book entitled “Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy”(3). I was able to download … Continue reading

Posted in May 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair The mulled wine was delicious and the more we drank, the more double stars we saw. Thanks go to member-volunteers Freddy Missel, Michael Wright, Jeff Bernardis, Dave and Jen Skitt and your truly for hosting … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair We at AAAP are becoming quite popular in the world of star parties. Our first star party was held on Saturday evening, September 20th. Volunteers Gaspar Bakos and Habib Ahson led the show. According to Gaspar … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair Super Science Saturday on May 3, 2014 saw some of our members showing the sun and its spots to the public on a rather cloudy day. The early part of the day lent itself to good … Continue reading

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