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The K7RA Solar Update

ARRL - 05 Oct 2018
Sunspots finally returned on September 29, after over two weeks with none. Average daily sunspot numbers increased from 0 to 9.6, and average daily solar flux increased from 67.9 to 68.4 over the past week, September 27 through October 3. Average daily ...
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Propagation Forecast Bulletin #40 de K7RA: - 05 Oct 2018
Following the recent temporary shutdown of the solar observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, the local newspaper in Alamogordo ran this article by local astronomer Alan Hale, explaining some solar physics: Ted Leaf, K6HI had a ...
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In Our Skies: The unfixed and fixed stars

Alamogordo Daily News - 15 Sep 2018
Ancient sky-watchers in Greece – and presumably elsewhere as well – divided the stars in the nighttime sky into two broad categories: the fixed stars which, as this term implies, remained in the same locations with respect to each other, and the ...
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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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In Our Skies: A Fond Farewell to Young and Bopp

Alamogordo Daily News - 13 Jan 2018
Already reeling from the passing three weeks ago of former astronaut Bruce McCandless, the worldwide community of astronomy and space was dealt a double blow this past weekend, with the passing of, not one, but two, of its more notable representatives.
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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: Diamonds falling from the sky, Almahata Sitta

Alamogordo Daily News - 21 Apr 2018
The asteroid in question, a 13-foot-wide chunk of rock designated 2008 TC3, was discovered on Oct. 6, 2008, by astronomer Richard Kowalski with the Catalina Sky Survey program based near Tucson, Arizona. Calculations soon showed that Kowalski's ...
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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: 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: 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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'Heaven's Gate': A ten-part podcast from another dimension

Communities Digital News - 28 Feb 2018
Eighteenth century French astronomer Charles Messier was a frustrated comet hunter. Many of the fuzzy objects he saw through his telescope were no more than dense groups of stars called globular clusters. To exclude these objects from his comet ...
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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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