Tag Archives: Sherman

AAAP Merchandise

by Rich Sherman The new AAAP merchandise store is up and running and several members are already sporting their new AAAP gear.  Take a moment to check out the hats, mugs, and apparel at:  https://aaap1962.logosoftwear.com/. The password is SiderealTimes. Note that … Continue reading

Posted in April 2022, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New 3.2 megapixel SPAD sensor from Canon

By Richard Sherman I recently posted a link to Canon’s announcement about its 3.2 megapixel SPAD sensor on the Discord server, but I didn’t see any comments. This is a potentially revolutionary announcement for astrophotographers so I thought I better … Continue reading

Posted in February 2022, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

COMING SOON! 

The AAAP Merchandise shop is nearly ready to launch Members (and public) will be able to securely purchase AAAP-emblazoned shirts and other wearables on-line.  In the future other items may be added as well.  Member Rich Sherman has been developing … Continue reading

Posted in December 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Astrophotography Adapters

by Rich Sherman I recently learned about a company that builds custom astrophotography adapters, including replacement focusers and custom focuser extension tubes. The company is based in Miami, FL, and is named PreciseParts. Their tagline is: “Your online astro machine … Continue reading

Posted in December 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

AAAP Merchandise

by Rich Sherman Hello AAAP members,   I’m fellow member Rich Sherman, and I’m helping the AAAP update its merchandise program. We developed a simple 5 question survey that takes about one minute to complete. Your input is valuable and … Continue reading

Posted in November 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review

by Richard Sherman The Smallest Lights in the Universe by Sara Seager   Published 2021   Grade:  A-  Paperback $14.99 on Amazon   336 pages  A brilliant young scientist begins her career that will take her to the elite echelons of exoplanet … Continue reading

Posted in November 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | 1 Comment

To James Bond fans.

by Richard Sherman “No Time to Die,” the latest James Bond movie was released to theaters in October. Ahead of watching Daniel Craig’s latest film as the timeless James Bond, I decided to re-watch a few films, including “Quantum of … Continue reading

Posted in November 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review I

By Richard Sherman  The Mission by David W. Brown   Published 2021  Grade:  B+  Hardback $20.99, Paperback $18.99 on Amazon   480 pages  Here’s an astronomy book that isn’t filled with science. Rather, this newly-released book is the story of the men and women … Continue reading

Posted in October 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Book Review II

by Richard Sherman Galaxies by Govert Schilling  Published 2019   Grade:  A  Hardback $32.99 on Amazon   240 pages  If you are fascinated by galaxies and love great photos of galaxies, then this is the book for you. I thoroughly enjoyed Govert Schilling’s book—the … Continue reading

Posted in October 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

S.P.A.C.E.–The First Frontier?

by Sam Sherman During the May monthly meeting, member Ira Polans spoke about his travels to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. I smiled as he shared details about their wonderful exhibits and tours, including the bus … Continue reading

Posted in Mid-summer 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment