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The Celestial Observer                                                                                              Fall 2016 Science at the cutting edge . . . is […]

The Celestial Observer, Spring 2016

The Celestial Observer Spring 2016   A philosopher once asked, ‘Are we human because we gaze at the stars, or do we gaze at them because we are human? — Neil Gaiman, Stardust   President’s Letter We’re back! With this issue, the Celestial Observer has been re-launched as a quarterly publication. This will give VP and […]

The Celestial Observer, May 2015

The diversity of . . .nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment. Johannes Kepler President’s Letter Hello to all: Spring has finally arrived and summer is fast approaching. With the warmer weather and diminished mud, […]

The Celestial Observer – March, 2015

Night after night they are there.  And night after night they arouse our curiosity, our urge for knowledge. A. Rey, The Stars Hello: My thanks to everyone who turned out for the March meeting at which we heard Alan Hirshfeld, PhD deliver a presentation on the first chapter of his book Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, […]

The Celestial Observer – February, 2015

By Dick Luecke, Editor. What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing? And what do we think we might see? Kermit the Frog, from “The Rainbow Connection” From the President Hello, NSAAC Members: All of the snow we’ve had lately has made observing very difficult. There is so much snow in my yard that I don’t have […]

The Celestial Observer – January, 2015

  Welcome, Lovejoy! What better way to begin the New Year than with a new comet! For those who haven’t already seen it, C/Lovejoy Q2 is naked eye observable low in the southern sky by mid-evening. Read more –> Celestial Observer Jan 2015  

The Celestial Observer – October, 2014

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The Celestial Observer – November, 2014

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The Celestial Observer – December, 2014

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The Celestial Observer – September, 2014

We are children of the night. Our species evolved under an overarching canopy of stars . . . .  During long hours of darkness there was nothing much to do but sleep and wonder. Chet Ramos, Night Sky From the President Greetings NSAAC Members! 
Labor Day has passed, the kids are back in school, and […]

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