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About Helen

I joined APL in March of 2005, and have been happily "piloting" spacecraft through interplanetary space ever since. My current baby is New Horizons, on track to fly by Pluto on July 14, 2015.
Meeting June 19, 2013

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, June 19, noon to 1:00 pm Club business: Welcome to the new Officers: President Dan Smith, VP Mark Kochte, Treasurer Dave Tillman, Secretary Helen Hart. Member observing … Read the rest of this entry

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Meeting May 15 2013

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, May 15, noon to 1:00 pm Club business: ELECTIONS. We need volunteers and nominees, please! Elected positions: President (2-year term limit); Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer. There won’t … Read the rest of this entry

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Meeting April 17 2013

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, April 17, noon to 1:00 pm This month’s topic: APL’s Don Mitchell will tell us about “The Cassini Magnetospheric Imager.” Also club business and members’ observing reports.

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Meeting Mar. 20, 2013

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, March 20, noon to 1:00 pm This month’s topic: Webmaster Radha Venkat will show us some features the club’s website, and take suggestions to make it more … Read the rest of this entry

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Meeting Feb. 20 2013

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, Feb. 20, noon to 1:00 pm This month’s topic: Ron Farris is bringing in the new OTA and mount for the Calcium-K solar telescope. Also club business … Read the rest of this entry

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2013 Dues are due.

Dues for 2013 is due in January. $25, payable by cash or check. Make checks out to “APL Astronomy Club”. Bring payment to the meeting, or sent to our treasurer Tim Miller. Be sure your name is on the envelope, … Read the rest of this entry

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Meeting Jan. 16 2013

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, Jan. 16, noon to 1:00 pm This month’s topic: “Some Applications of Mathematica to Astronomy” by Dave Vasholz. Also some club business and members’ observing reports. Open … Read the rest of this entry

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Solar Star Party – canceled

What: Solar Observing Where: Building 1 Main Cafeteria Patio When: Tuesday, Nov. 20, noon to 1:00 pm The weather is looking very cloudy on Tuesday. So I have CANCELED this solar observing party. HMH 11/19/12 4pm. Come view the Sun, … Read the rest of this entry

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Fall Star Party, take 2

The APL Astronomy Club’s Fall Friends & Family Star Party will be held Friday, November 16th , starting at 5:00 pm. Now that we’ve returned to Daylight Normal Time, the sun is setting pretty early, so we can start the … Read the rest of this entry

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November Meeting

What: APL Astronomy Club monthly meeting Where: Gibson Library room L-2 When: Wednesday, Nov. 14, noon to 1:00 pm This month’s topic: “How to set up and use the Lunt H-alpha solar telescope” by club member Ron Farris. Also some … Read the rest of this entry

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