Author Archives: Daniel Smith

About Daniel Smith

I am a scientist with the SRG group in the Space Department. I primarily work with numerical modeling of Earth's upper atmosphere and magnetosphere. I also work on instrument algorithms. I also work with education and public outreach efforts, particularly with the Radiation Belts Storm Probe Mission. My education background is in Physics and Astronomy. My PhD dissertation involved modeling global dynamics of spiral galaxies to study star formation feedback effects on the regulation of galactic structure.
Spring Friends/Family Star Party – Canceled

The APL Astronomy Club’s Friends & Family Star Party will be held on Friday, May 2nd, at 7:00pm until 10:00 pm or so, depending on how things are going, how enthused the telescope volunteers are for staying late, etc. is … Read the rest of this entry

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Meeting March 19, 2014

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, March 19, noon to 1:00 pm Club business:  Spring star party, solar observing party, dark sky party, observing reports Other club events coming soon: April 4: Friends … Read the rest of this entry

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Meeting February 19, 2014

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, February 19, noon to 1:00 pm Club business:  Spring star party, solar observing party, dark sky party Speaker: Ron Farris – Solar Observing Other club events coming … Read the rest of this entry

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Meeting January 15, 2014

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, January 15, noon to 1:00 pm Club business: Budget request, equipment check-out procedure, Spring Star Party Speaker: TBD Other club events coming soon: February 19: Club meeting … Read the rest of this entry

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Meeting December 18, 2013

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, December 18, noon to 1:00 pm Club business: Discuss status of our budget request. Speaker: Ron Vervack  will speak about Comet ISON observations. Other club events coming … Read the rest of this entry

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Clair de lune avec l’astronomie

The club’s own Ryan McMichael has created this striking video by combining his newly developing skill in astrophotography with his talent for playing piano. Check it out.

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Meeting November 20, 2013

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, November 20, noon to 1:00 pm Club business: Discuss status of our budget request. Discuss implementation of new equipment check-out procedure. Speaker: Dave Vasholz will give a … Read the rest of this entry

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Meeting October 16, 2013

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, October 16, noon to 1:00 pm Club business: Club business will be kept to a minimum to allow plenty of time for our speaker. Speaker: Claudia Knez … Read the rest of this entry

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Meeting September 18, 2013

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, September 18, noon to 1:00 pm Club business: October Star Party planning Other club events coming soon: October 11: Friends & Family Star Party at APL (rain … Read the rest of this entry

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Meeting August 21, 2013

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, August 21, noon to 1:00 pm Club business: We’ll share the finalized 2014 budget. Member observing reports: Mark Kochte will report on Green Bank Star Quest X. … Read the rest of this entry

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