GEMINID METEOR SHOWER – Dec 13th -14th 2014 Geminid Meteor Shower peaks 4AM, Sunday 12/14/2014 making the dates just before and just afterwards good meteor opportunities. Hours, 9 PM through 11Pm -1Am, after radient rises and before Moonrise are prime viewing Fri., Sat., and Sun. ; Moonrise respectively at 11 PM, 12, AM Sun, 1AM […]
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Rho Ophiuchi Region – Matt Dieterich – Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day – December 6, 2014
AAAP has been helping the public with astronomy questions since 1929. Bring your questions to us at any of our events or visit us online. See these tips on buying a first telescope: 1. http://www.rocketroberts.com/astro/first.htm 2. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/equipment/basics/12511616.html 3. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/wp-content/uploads/AboutScopes.pdf 4. http://www.astronomy.com/observing/equipment-use/2004/07/buying-your-first-telescope 5. http://www.astronomy.com/observing/equipment-use/2011/10/how-to-buy-your-first-telescope 6. http://www.iflscience.com/space/beginner-s-telescope-buying-guide
Note that this meeting is limited to AAAP members and invited guests. Happy Holidays!
AAAP President Announces the Winning Entries in the 2014 Brunelle Atrophotography Contest* If you missed Friday’s meeting, you missed some great photographs in the 2014 Kevin J. Brunelle Astrophotography Contest. Judging from the scores, the 45 members who voted had a difficult time choosing their favorites!
Cave Nebula – APOD of November 6, 2014 by AAAP Member Bill Snyder The Cave Nebula Sh2-155 or Caldwell 9, is in the constellation Cepheus. It is approximately 2400 light years away, and 35 light years across.