Tag: January 2019

Whats Up In The Sky?

Due to cloudy skies this column is a little behind. It will be updated as soon as we can get a clear view!    

Total Lunar Eclipse Visible from NYC

Around 10:30PM EST on 20 – 21 January 2019, a total lunar eclipse will be visible in its entirety from anywhere in NYC with a clear view of the sky from south-southeast to south-southwest. One doesn’t need any special equipment, filters, binoculars, or telescopes to observe the result of this synergy of three solar system objects: Sun, Earth, Moon. Read more!

Computer Data Centers in Outer Space

Computers and outer space go hand in hand. Space travel accelerated the computing industry and computers are essential for manned and unmanned space travel. Read more here!

Cosmic Mergers & Acquisitions with Dr. Jenny Greene

What are black holes? How do they evolve? How do we find them? And what happens to them when their host galaxies merge? These are the questions addressed by Dr. Jenny Greene on October 27 in her talk entitled Cosmic Mergers & Acquisitions.

Imaging the Elusive Comet 46P/Wirtanen From the East Cost

Comet 46P/Wirtanen is making a swing through the inner solar system and AAA Astrophotographers were out trying their best to photograph the faint orb. It began to show up in photos as more than a green dot in mid-November to those with large telescopes. While advertised as about magnitude 5 or less, the diffuse comet wasn’t really visible to the naked eye.

Ultraviolet Universe with Steven Mohammed

Ultraviolet light is known for its use in detecting counterfeit money, fluorescing rocks and bug zappers, as well as causing sunburn. But UV light can also give us a different view of the universe via space telescopes designed to function in that part of the spectrum. At Columbia University’s Pupin Hall on November 2nd, Steven Mohammed summarized the history and science of ultraviolet astronomy.

AAA President Message – January

Happy New Year Fellow AAA’ers, I hope you enjoyed your holiday festivities as much as I did. A time spent with family and friends, giving