IWLOP recipient

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Bulletin 2019 Feb

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Honorary Member: Dr. Lisa Randall

Dr. Lisa Randall is Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University, where her research examines connections between high-energy physics and cosmology, with an emphasis on gravity, dark matter and the possible role of extra dimensions in our Universe.. Randall was born in New York City and attended the Stuyvesant High School, where she was a winner in the 1980 Westinghouse Science Talent Search. Randall went on to study at Harvard University where she earned a BA (1983) and PhD (1987). She went on to acquire numerous honorary degrees.

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The Sky This Month - February 2019

Gemini Twins

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Observer's Handbook 1989

EDITOR’S COMMENTS

I am very pleased that once again this Handbook opens with a Foreword by Canada’s most distinguished astronomer, Dr. Helen Sawyer Hogg. Also, it is worthy of note that, 60 years ago, the name “Mr. P. Millman” is cited in the Editor’s comments for assisting with the preparation of The Observer’s Handbookfor 1929.

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Messier Recipient

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Observer's Handbook 1988

EDITOR’S COMMENTS

Although the casual user of this Handbook may have the impression that much of it remains the same from year to year, significant additions and/or revisions have been made to 162 of the 212 pages of this, the eightieth edition and the largest ever.

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Bulletin 2019 Jan

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The Sky This Month - January 2019

The Total Lunar Eclipse

The year 2018 ended with two great celestial events. We had the Geminid meteor shower that peaked on the night of December 13/14 as well as the great appearance of Comet 46/P Wirtanen. The comet was closest to the earth on December 16 and was near the Pleiades star cluster. Wirtanen is now moving towards Ursa Major and fading rapidly.

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Observer's Handbook 1987

EDITOR’S COMMENTS

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