Category: Members

A Letter from the Editor

Happy New Year, Feliz Año Nuevo, and Bonne Année to you all! 2022 promises to be an exciting year for space and astronomy. Not just

My Lunar Eclipse Story

You may view George’s full video here, along with his Flickr, Vimeo, and Instagram. For the lunar eclipse last month, I decided to go to

Large Data and the Amateur Astronomer

From Brooklyn Technical High School Physics Major, Nicholas Vasilescu via Tom Evangelist The stars and the universe have long captured our attention – as amateur

Photo by Yui Hasehawa

How I got into Astronomy

When I was nine, I formed a grand plan of sending my dad into orbit.  He was going to live forever; I would make sure

Back from the Dead

To paraphrase Forest Gump, mishaps occur.  The second law of thermodynamics assures that you can expect a certain level of random breakdowns over time.  But

Dan Harrison Obituary and AAA Tributes

from Michael O’Gara At the annual meeting it was announced that former Board Member and long-time Eyepiece editor Dan Harrison had passed away on April

In Memoriam: Alan J. Rude

We are deeply saddened to report that Alan J. Rude, 81, longtime AAA member and past Editor-in-Chief of Eyepiece, succumbed to CoVid-19 (SARS CoV-2) on

Binocular Parallelogram Mount

See how the culmination of artistry, craftsmanship, and astronomy resulted in a functional hand made binocular parallelogram mount!

Chuck Wilson: He definitely belonged amongst the stars

In the last few days we have found out that our dear friend and colleague Chuck Wilson has passed away. Chuck was an active member of the AAA Astrophotography group, saxophone player by profession and great lover of Indian food. Chuck signed up for the very first and subsequent night sky photography classes and often met up with our various photo expeditions in Central Park, Jenny Jump or North South Lake.