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Press Releases and News Updates
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Introduction to Summer Deep-Sky Objects
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Introduction to Autumn Deep-Sky Objects
By AAAA President Ed Flaspoehler

Introduction to Spring Deep-Sky Objects
By AAAA President Ed Flaspoehler

A Trip Through the Universe
by Dr. Paul Derrick

Mars Hoax
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Attend the Astronomical League Convention
www.AlconExpo.com

Total Solar Eclipse Photography - Tips and Recommendations
Get Ready for the March 29, 2006, Solar Eclipse

Texas Star Party - May 1-18, 2005
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Messier Marathon
March 11-12, 2005 - Download PDF!

Total Lunar Eclipse - October 27-28, 2004
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Lake Whitney Summer Star Party
August 14, 2004 - Hillsboro, TX

MSRAL CONVENTION
June 18-19 2004 - Springfield, Missouri

Transit of Venus - June 8, 2004
Learn about the Transit, View PDF Files, and Follow our Links


City Lights Astronomical Society for Students
Astronomy is a CLASS Act

Fight Light Pollution
Download our Fight Light Pollution Card in Adobe PDF Format.
Print off copies on 4x6 card stock to give to your friends!

Project Jupiter
Eugene Lanning Leads Project to Measure Jupiter

2003
The Mars
Year

AAAA Mars Card
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Spending Green
to See Red
by Suneel Ratan - Wired News

AAAA on TV - KTVT CBS Channel 11, Dallas

Transit of Mercury
May 7, 2003

Total Lunar Eclipse
May 15, 2003

Annular Eclipse
May 31, 2003

Mid-America Regional Astrophysics Conference
April 11-12, 2003, Kansas City, MO

AAAA Attends Ad Astra 2002
Experience Astronomy from the Ground Up - June 27-29, 2002

Annular Solar Eclipse
 June 10, 2002

AAAA Attends MSRAL 2002 Convention
At John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR

Lunar/Planetary Conjunction - May 14, 2002
The View from Brazil by AAAA Member Leo Andriao, Junior

Planetary Alignment - April / May 2002
Dubbed the Planetary Event of the Century

McDonald Observatory - Fort Davis, TX
A Visit to the New Visitor Center

Comet C1/2002 Ikeya-Zhang
AAAA Member's Observing Reports 

Moon Pics
Lunar Photography by AAAA Member Roseann Johnston

A Model of Thermonuclear Extinction on Planet Mars
An Article by AAAA Member Dr. W. Sumner Davis

Partial Solar Eclipse - December 14, 2001
Photos by AAAA President Ed Flaspoehler

Leonid Meteor Shower - November 17, 2001
AAAA Members Report - Plus Photos by the Astro-Geek

Photographing Deimos
AAAA Member Glen Deen Captures Martian Satellite

Courtney Hale: Exceptional Young Astronomer
AAAA Member Honored by Astronomical League

Roseann Johnston's Startrails
An AAAA Member's First Astrophotos

The Virtual Study of Dr. W. Sumner Davis
AAAA Member's Books and S.E.T.I Research Web Site

Astro Money and Stamps
Eugene Lanning's Rumanian 2000 Bill

Total Solar Eclipse 2001 - June 21, 2001
AAAA Members Observe the Zambian Eclipse

National Astronomy Day 2001
AAAA Attends Astronomy Day Star Party 
at Lake Whitney State Park 

Leonids 2000 - November 17-18, 2000
Photos and Observing Report by Ron Zincone

Cleaning Procedures for Telescope Mirrors

AAAA Members Earn Observing Awards


Book Recommendations 
for Beginning Astronomers

by David Bushard 
Advice from the Quad-A eGroup

Book Recommendations
 for Young Astronomers

by Brenda Culbertson 

Career Profiles: Astronomy
How to Become an Astronomer by Robert Anthony

Observing is the Heart of Amateur Astronomy
Astronomical League Observing Programs
in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format!

Texas Star Party 2005
Observing Programs by TSP Observing Coordinator John Wagoner in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format

Texas Star Party 2004
Observing Programs by TSP Observing Coordinator John Wagoner in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format

Texas Star Party 2003
Observing Programs by TSP Observing Coordinator John Wagoner in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format

Texas Star Party 2001
Observing Programs by TSP Observing Coordinator John Wagoner in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format

Texas Star Party 2000
Observing Programs by TSP Observing Coordinator John Wagoner in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format

Texas Star Party 1999
TSP Observing Programs by TSP Observing Coordinator John Wagoner in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format

Introduction to 
Late Summer Deep-Sky Objects
By AAAA President Ed Flaspoehler

Introduction to 
Spring Deep-Sky Objects

By AAAA President Ed Flaspoehler

Messier Marathon Weekend 
March 20, 2004

Find out the details and download our checklist.

National Astronomy Day 2001
AAAA Attends Astronomy Day Star Party 
at Lake Whitney State Park 

Lake Whitney Summer Star Party
AAAA Invited as Guest Speaker - Aug 26-27, 2000

A Trip Through the Universe
by Dr. Paul Derrick

The Christmas Eclipse
December 25, 2000
Reports and Photos by AAAA Members

4th Annual Starry Nights Festival
October 20-21, 2000, Yucca Valley, CA

The Aurora No One Saw
by Brenda Culbertson

Summer 2000 Aurora Photos 
by AAAA Member Brenda Culbertson

SEEING RED - Astrolights for Visual Work
by AAAA Member Doug Kniffen

Comet C/1999 S4 LINEAR
Where to find the Comet

AL's Youth in Astronomy Committee
AAAA Supports YAC Project

Ryan Hannahoe Wins 
Lunar Eclipse Photography Contest
The best photograph of the January 20 Lunar Eclipse wins a Free AAAA membership and a magazine subscription

Observing the Transit of Mercury
Reports from Texas and California - November 15, 1999

National Public Observatory
AAAA Supports NPO Project

AAAA Attends JACS 99
AAAA Member Jared Lutkowski reports on the 1999 Jersey Astro  Conference and Showcase

Y2K Solar Maximum Sunspots
by AAAA Member Isaac Kikawada


Animated Scope

AAAA Attends ASTROCON 99
A Visit to the 1999 Astronomical League Convention

The Arp Peculiar Galaxies
A CCD Image Gallery

Astrophotography with the Celestron ST80
Widefield Images of Important Astronomical Objects
by AAAA Vice-President Ed Flaspoehler

Perseid Meteor 1999 - Photo copyright Robert Reeves, San Antonio, Texas

The 1999 Perseid Meteor Shower
Reports by Brenda Culbertson, Robert Reeves, and Mike Linnolt

Venezuelan Eclipse - February 26, 1998

Observing the August 11th Eclipse
Reports by AAAA members Ernie Piini and Isaac Kikawada

Total Solar Eclipse Photography
Tips and Recommendations

Ring of Fire Over the Outback
AAAA Member Ernie Piini Observes the Feb. 16 Annular Eclipse

Satellite Photography
Images by AAAA Member Ron Zincone

1999 Texas Star Party
TSP Observing Programs in Adobe Acrobat PDF Format

A Starlike Glow on the Gibbous Moon
AAAA Member Ron Zincone Reports on a Lunar Transient Phenomenon

The Planetary Conjunction of February 23, 1999
Photos by Ron Zincone and Ed Flaspoehler

1998 Leonids and Geminids
by Hawaiian Amateur Mike Linnolt

The Astro-Geek
AAAA Member Stephen LaFlamme

SEEING RED - Astrolights for Visual Work
by AAAA Member Doug Kniffen

Leonids Aftermath 
A Report by AAAA Member Brenda Culbertson

AAAA Attends 1998 Starry Nights Festival
Astronomy on the Hi Desert

SuperNovae and Comets:
CCD Images by AAAA Member Larry Robinson

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