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
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
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!
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
As the cold winds of December gently blow, and the holiday season impinges upon us, we are reminded of one of the greatest adventures ever taken by the human race- Apollo 8 and Christmas at the Moon.
After around 7 months and 301 million miles, NASA’s InSight probe had successfully landed on Mars on November 26, 2018.
For most of its 25 years in space, the Hubble Space Telescope has been astounding people all around the world with its beautiful images. Its scientific instruments have revolutionized our understanding of the universe and its history. But this is not an article about the Hubble Space Telescope; rather someone we have to thank for clearing the pathway for its success, and many other contributions she has made to NASA and understanding of 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.
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.