The Binary Stars – 1918 Robert G. Aitken – California Edition

This edition is in remarkable condition for being 100 years old. The covers are beautiful in a vivid blue color. The pages are in mint shape with no yellowing and it is a prime example of  a meticulous cared for book. The California edition was printed in special low quantities for distribution within educational institutions …

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Bright New Comet Promises Skywatching Treat in 2013

by Joe Rao, SPACE.com Skywatching Columnist Date: 30 March 2012 Time: 01:15 PM ET Discovery image of the newfound comet C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS), taken by Hawaii’s Pan-STARRS 1 telescope. CREDIT: Institute for Astronomy/University of Hawaii/Pan-STARRS View full size image A year from now, it is possible that “comet fever” will be running high when a …

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Archimedes to Plato

Here is a very beautiful area captured during the last quarter moon  We can see the prominent crater Archimedes on the left with the mountains surrounding it, To the right the crater Plato is conspicuous, nestled within Montes Alpes.  Note the craterlets within Plato and the Alpine Valley nearby. Image by – Al Paslow.

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