Rescheduled — Special Public – De-Light Pittsburgh – Astronomy Seminar – March 5 – Thaw Hall – U. of Pitt.

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(Diane Turnshek is still doing the Allegheny Observatory talk. Reservations needed: 412-321-2400).

De-Light Pittsburgh – Special Public Astronomy Seminar: Diane Turnshek (Physics, CMU)

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February Guide Star

In the category of “better late than never” ….

Here’s the February 2015 Guide Star, the newsletter of the AAAP. 2015-02 GS

AAAP Congratulates Member Bill Snyder for Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day – M106

M106 M106 is a spiral galaxy in the northern constellation Canes Venatici the Hunting Dogs. It lies some 25 million light-years from Earth. Some astronomers think emissions from M106 indicate a vast quantity of material is falling into a supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s core. (5.2-inch Thomas M. Back TMB 130 refractor, Apogee U8300 CCD camera, Hydrogen-alpha/LRGB image with exposures of 6, 7 2, 2, and 2 hours, respectively) Bill Snyder from Connellsville, Pennsylvania

M106 is a spiral galaxy in the northern constellation Canes Venatici the Hunting Dogs. It lies some 25 million light-years from Earth. Some astronomers think emissions from M106 indicate a vast quantity of material is falling into a supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s core. (5.2-inch Thomas M. Back TMB 130 refractor, Apogee U8300 CCD camera, Hydrogen-alpha/LRGB image with exposures of 6, 7 2, 2, and 2 hours, respectively)
-Bill Snyder from Connellsville, Pennsylvania

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