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In Our Skies: Comet PANSTARRS dramatic brightness

Alamogordo Daily News - 26 Jul 2018
For those of us in the northern hemisphere, the wait has been even longer: our last Great Comet was Comet Hale-Bopp which appeared during the spring of 1997 although another Great Comet, Comet Hyakutake, had appeared the previous year. In what ...
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Cold, cloudy week ahead

SunLive - 22 Jul 2018
In 1903 the Ford Motor Company sold its first automobile, the Model A. In 1995 two astronomers, Alan Hale in New Mexico and Thomas Bopp in Arizona, almost simultaneously discovered a comet. Today is the birthday of British aviator Arthur Whitten Brown.
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In Our Skies: A Fond Farewell to Young and Bopp

Alamogordo Daily News - 13 Jan 2018
Our second farewell is to Thomas Bopp, a seemingly ordinary amateur astronomer born in Denver and raised in Ohio but who was living in the Phoenix, Arizona, area when he was exploring the nighttime sky in the nearby desert with some of his fellow ...
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Comet Discoverer Thomas Bopp (1949–2018)

Sky & Telescope - 12 Jan 2018
Alan Hale (a professional astronomer) was at his home in New Mexico. Both men spotted the fuzzy object within 5 minutes of each other. Neither knew the other had found the object, and both sent messages to Brian Marsden at the IAU's Central Bureau for ...
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Thomas Bopp, whose name was memorialized in a comet, dies at 68

Washington Post - 10 Jan 2018
Rather, Mr. Bopp — within minutes of another Southwest astronomer, 37-year-old Alan Hale — had discovered what is officially known as C/1995 O1, a dirty snowball of dust, rock and ice that went on to inspire a California death cult and light up the ...
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In Our Skies: A quasi-objective look back at 2017 space events

Alamogordo Daily News - 05 Jan 2018
(Nov. 3, Nov. 10). And now, a new year is upon us, and we can be sure that many more exciting discoveries and events await us in 2018. Alan Hale is a professional astronomer who resides in Cloudcroft. Hale is involved in various space-related research ...
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In Our Skies: Diamonds in our skies or just vermin

Alamogordo Daily News - 22 Jun 2018
These objects, which some early 20th century astronomers once exasperatedly referred to as “vermin of the skies” because they kept showing up on photographs taken for other purposes, have shown themselves to be quite the opposite. Alan Hale is a ...
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In Our Skies: A Bloody Well Blue Moon Twice

Alamogordo Daily News - 29 Jan 2018
This new year of 2018 began with a full moon. Strictly speaking, the moon was at its full phase on New Year's night – which corresponds to Jan. 2 in Greenwich mean time, or Universal Time, which astronomers often use – but for all intents and purposes ...
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In Our Skies: Diamonds falling from the sky, Almahata Sitta

Alamogordo Daily News - 21 Apr 2018
Last week's edition of this feature discussed the very close flyby of Earth by the asteroid Apophis that will be taking place eleven years from now. We know about Apophis, and many other Earth-approaching asteroids, primarily as a result of ...
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Thomas Bopp, comet hunter – obituary - 20 Feb 2018
Thomas Bopp, who has died aged 68, was an amateur astronomer who shared the honours with Alan Hale, a professional astronomer, for the discovery of Comet C/1995 01, better known as Comet Hale-Bopp, which put on a grand show in the spring of 1997 ...
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Farwell to Fellow Traveler McCandless

Alamogordo Daily News - 30 Dec 2017
The world community of space flight enthusiasts, and this author personally, were saddened by the passing of former astronaut Bruce McCandless on Dec. 21. He was 80. While McCandless' name may not be as well-known as some of the other astronauts, ...
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Community Notes August 3, 2018

Petoskey News-Review - 03 Aug 2018
The Northern Michigan Astronomy Club meetings are on the second Thursday of each month at the Wildwood Observatory located at 01825 Wildwood Heights Road, Boyne City. In late fall, winter and early spring meetings ...
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In Our Skies: Waiting for Andromeda to merge with us

Alamogordo Daily News - 17 Nov 2017
Any descendants of humanity, should any survive until that far-future era, will just have to watch the goings-on from somewhere else. Alan Hale is a professional astronomer who resides in Cloudcroft. Hale is involved in various space-related research ...
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In Our Skies: Spaceport has not been idle but continues onward

Alamogordo Daily News - 30 Jun 2018
Shortly after I completed graduate school in 1992, I became aware of an effort by local and regional residents to develop a commercial spaceport here in southern New Mexico, and I quickly joined this effort. The entire undertaking seized upon two ...
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Fall 2018 Children's Announcements: Publishers MQ

Publishers Weekly - 20 Jul 2018
Midnight Arcade adds Excellent Ernesto Cousins 3/Wrestlevania: A Play-Your-Way Book by Gabe Soria, illus. by Kendall Hale (Sept. 4, hardcover, $13.99, ISBN 978-1-5247-8431-7), ages 10–18. ...
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Fall 2018 Children's Announcements: Publishers FL

Publishers Weekly - 20 Jul 2018
At the winter school dance, Alan, who has been bullied since coming out as gay, faces new challenges with humor. Ages 8–12. Angel and Bavar by Amy Wilson (Nov. 6, hardcover, $16.99, ISBN ...
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Astronomers Spot First-Known Interstellar “Comet”

Sky & Telescope - 26 Oct 2017
At least two astronomers managed to take crude spectra of the object: Alan Fitzsimmons (Queens University Belfast) with the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope and Joseph Masiero (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) with the 5-m Hale reflector. Both show A/2017 U1 ...
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In Our Skies: Apollo Command Module pilots played a unique role

Alamogordo Daily News - 25 Nov 2017
Mission Commander Alan Shepard passed away in 1998 and Lunar Module pilot Edgar Mitchell passed away in 2016, and accordingly Apollo 14 is the only moon landing mission wherein all three crew members have by now died. Alfred “Al” Worden was the ...

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