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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

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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

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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

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Book Review: Cosmic Queries

by Richard Sherman  Cosmic Queries by Neil deGrasse Tyson  Published 2021   Grade:  A-  Hardback $19.49 on Amazon   312 pages  Well-known author and personality Neil deGrasse Tyson authored (or co-authored) his 14th book this year, titled Cosmic Queries. The book is published by National Geographic, … Continue reading

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Observatory Report

by Dave and Jennifer Skitt, Observatory Chairperson(s) Figured I give everyone an update on a recent Keyholder (KH) refresher training session.  We had nine persons total, 6 KH’s and 3 KH’s in training.  Rafael Caruso received his key at the … Continue reading

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Book Review

by Rich Sherman First Light: Switching on the Stars at the Dawn of Time by Emma Chapman Published 2021 Grade:  B+ Hardback $23.40 on Amazon 276 pages Award-winning astrophysicist Dr. Emma Chapman (Imperial College, London) just published “First Light: Switching on the … Continue reading

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“Sky at Night” on Mars from the BBC

by Richard Sherman Late last year, I subscribed to the BBC’s Sky at Night magazine, which is available in the USA in both print and digital editions. There is a 2-for-1 sale ongoing now where you can get two years … Continue reading

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