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Join me this April on a Civil War riverboat cruise!
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Fri, Sep 21 2012
Sunset in Hawaii on Venus transit day
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Fri, Jun 22 2012
On the road: Astronomy at the Beach
For the 15th year in a row this weekend, the seven astronomy clubs in the Detroit, Michigan, metro area are sponsoring Astronomy at the Beach, an observing event held at Maple Beach at the Kensington Metropark near Brighton, Michigan, northwest of the city. It will feature nighttime observing, solar...
Wed, Sep 7 2011
On the road: ALCON 2011, Day 2
This year the Astronomical League’s annual convention, ALCON, took place from June 29–July 2, at the spectacular Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah. On Saturday, July 2, I was privileged to spend my second full day there and enjoyed meeting and talking to dozens of amateur astronomers...
Tue, Jul 5 2011
On the road: ALCON 2011, Day 1
On Friday, July 1, I enjoyed my first full day at ALCON 2011, the annual convention of the Astronomical League. The first such ALCON I attended was way back in 1978 in Madison, Wisconsin, and it was where I met Richard Berry, then Astronomy ’s editor, for the first time. [caption image="...
Sat, Jul 2 2011
On the road: ALCON 2011 preview
Tomorrow morning, I’ll leave for the annual Astronomical League convention dubbed ALCON. It’s a real joy to travel to these meetings and meet so many amateur astronomers who are doing observing, imaging, and spreading the joy of astronomy as a hobby. This year, ALCON is being held at Bryce...
Wed, Jun 29 2011
Tidbits from Tunisia
As many of you know, Astronomy magazine took a tour group of 22 to Tunisia to hunt for meteorites and explore historical and archaeological wonders back in March. We found abundant, albeit small, meteorites at Tataouine. En route to our meteorite hunt, we visited a famous Star Wars filming site, the...
Fri, Apr 22 2011
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