Tag: December 2018

AAA President Message – December

Dear AAA’ers, We find ourselves in December with the Sun in Ophiuchus—a very large, unfamiliar constellation on the ecliptic. It was there last December, twelve

Events on the Horizon – December

December dates of upcoming AAA events 04/Tuesday AAA Class, Intro to Night Sky Photography Manhattan; 6:30 – 8:30PM 05/Wednesday AAA Class, Measuring Distances in Space Manhattan; 6:30

First AAA Diwali: Festival of Lights

A chilly but enthusiastic group of AAA members setup and attended the very first AAA Diwali Festival Star gazing event on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Riverside Park South. Read more and see photos of the occasion!

What’s Up in the December Sky

December’s Evening Planets Mars will be up until around 11 PM, moving between Aquarius the Water Bearer and Pisces the Fish. Saturn and will be

The Grand Tour of the Universe

Of the many tours you can take on a visit to New York City, there is nothing remotely like “The Grand Tour of the Universe” at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium.

The Four Galilean Moons of Jupiter

While watching the four Galilean moons of Jupiter buzzing around the planet recently, I was reminded of the historical role they have played in the advancement of science over the last 400 years. Starting with their discovery by Galileo in 1610, their existence helped prove that the sun was the center of the solar system not the earth.

Diwali Connection with Astronomy

Truth be told, it is human to look up at the night skies and wonder if the movement, presence or absence of certain objects mean something to the terrestrials looking at them. Though the Indian civilization happens to be one of the earliest and oldest, it is interesting to see how the math and knowledge that was passed down orally had only very small errors considering the precision we have today.