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By Susie Murph on June 25, 2018 in

Amateur Astronomers: Get Ready for Brand New Space Science Badges for Girl Scouts! The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), as part of a team led by the SETI Institute that includes Girl Scouts of Northern California, Girl Scouts of the USA, University of Arizona, and Aries Scientific at Goddard Space Flight Center, are creating […]

By Susie Murph on April 5, 2017 in

Courtesy of Rodger C. Fry, SLAS Sec/Treasurer and SPOC Observatory Director, Salt Lake Astronomical Society The World’s Largest Amateur Telescope, the Mike Clements 1.8 Meter (70 inch) telescope, has a new home in Utah at the Stansbury Park Observatory Complex (SPOC) the Salt Lake Astronomical Society’s Observatory. Last November 2016 the last of the private […]

By Susie Murph on October 31, 2016 in

Today is Halloween, and many of you will have little monsters, Elsas, Storm Troopers, Batmen and SuperGirls coming to your door. Last year, Mike Simmons at Astronomers Without Borders pointed out this is one heck of a great opportunity to pull out a telescope. As a matter of fact, NASA and JPL even encourages Trick-or-Treat […]

By Susie Murph on May 23, 2016 in

The first of our Guest Blog posts, this entry is a special post by amateur astronomer Constantin Sprianu of Romania. He is a 38-year-old automotive engineer working in an engineering center,and is the father of three boys – one 8-year-old and 5-year-old twins. Besides astronomy, he is also interested in aviation and composite materials. He […]

By Nicole Gugliucci on May 5, 2014 in

The Solar System is putting on quite a show for sky-gazers all over the world this time of year. As the temperature become more mild in either hemisphere, take a moment to go outside and look at what the sky has to offer. Three bright planets are available in the evening sky, and it’s early […]