The Spectrogram is the monthly newsletter for S*T*A*R Astronomy. It is published around the beginning of the month, September through June.

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Inside This Issue:

  • May Meeting
  • 2011 Calendar
  • April Meeting minutes
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • Bubble Celebrates 21st Anniversary
  • Dawn Spacecraft Reaches Milestone
  • Rocket Engine Testing
  • NASA Telescopes Help Discover Suprisingly Young Galaxy
  • Voyager Set to Enter interstellar Space
  • The "Golden Record" Explained
  • Celestial Events
  • In the Eyepiece

In This Issue:

  • April Meeting
  • 2011 Calendar
  • STAR Membership
  • Upcoming Star Parties
  • President's Corner
  • Far Side of the Moon
  • Exploding Stars and Stripes
  • NASA's New Space Weather App
  • Hubble Rules Out One Alternative to Dark Energy
  • Clearest Picture Yet of Perseus Galaxy Cluster
  • Venerable Comet Hunter Wraps Up Mission
  • Forensic Sleuthing Ties Ring Ripples to Impacts
  • Celestial Events
  • In The Eyepiece

In this issue:

  • March Meeting
  • 2011 Calendar
  • STAR Membership
  • Upcoming Star Parties
  • February Meeting Minutes
  • Leonardo Soon to be Home
  • Herschel Measures Dark Matter for Star-Forming Galaxies
  • NASA Releases Images of Man-Made Crater on Comet
  • NASA Finds Earth-Size Planel Candidates in the Habitable Zone
  • NASA's Chandra Finds Superfluid in Neutron Star's Core
  • Waiter, There's Metal in My Moon Water!
  • New View of Family Life in the North American Nebula
  • Celestial Events
  • In The Eyepiece

In This Issue:

  • February Meeting
  • 2010 Calendar
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • Upcoming Star Parties
  • Runaway Star
  • Comet Hunter Spots It's Valentine
  • The Two-Faced Whirlpool Galaxy
  • An Astronomer's Field of Dreams
  • Asteroids Away!
  • NASA Reasearch Team Reveals Moon Has Earth-Like Core
  • New Lander Prototype Skates Through Integration and Testing
  • Hubble Finds Most Distant Galaxy Candidate Ever Seen in Universe
  • Celestial Events
  • In the Eyepiece
  • A Parting Shot...

In This Issue:

  • January Meeting
  • 2010 Calendar
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • Upcoming Star Parties
  • 10 Years Since Jupiter
  • Opportunity Studying a Football-Field Size Crater
  • Asteroid Delivered Assortment of Meteorites
  • Potential Ice Volcano on Saturn Moon
  • Mext Mars Rover to Zap Rocks with Laser
  • SOHO Spots 2000th Comet
  • TRACE Spacecraft's New Slewing Procedure
  • Celestial Events
  • In The Eyepiece

In this issue:

  • November Meeting
  • 2010 Calendar
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • Upcoming Star Parties
  • Chandra: What Lies Beneath?
  • 10,000 Years Into the Future
  • Mars Volcano Tells of Wet and Cozy Past
  • NASA Survey Suggests Earth Size Planets Are Common
  • The Long Voyage of Discovery
  • Pinwheel of Star Birth
  • Celestial Events
  • In the Eyepiece

Inside this issue:

  • October Meeting
  • 2010 Calendar
  • September Meeting Minutes
  • Starting Out
  • Observing Asterisms
  • Using a Star Atlas
  • Cosimc Ice Sculptures
  • First Potentially Habitable Exoplanet
  • Shining Starlight on the Dark Coccoons of Star Birth
  • Group Purchase of Royal Astronomical Society Items
  • Celestial Events
  • In the Eyepiece

 Inside this Issue:

  • September Meeting
  • 2010 Calendar
  • June Meeting Minutes
  • STAR Membership
  • Observing with a Cooled Stellacam3
  • WISE Captures the Unicorn's Rose
  • Pulverized Planet Dust May Lie Around Double Stars
  • Cosmic Lens Used to Probe Dark Energy
  • NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Two Planets Transiting Same Star
  • NASA Telescope Finds Elusive Bucky Balls
  • Celestial Events
  • In The Eyepiece

In This Issue:

  • June's Meeting
  • 2010 Calendar
  • May Meeting Minutes
  • STAR Membership
  • Hubble Finds a Star Eating planet
  • Phoenix Mars Lander is Silent
  • In The Eyepiece
  • Celestial Events

 

In This Issue:

  • May's Meeting
  • 2010 Calendar
  • April Minutes
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • Hubble Celebrates 20 Years
  • Planck Sees a Cold and Stormy Orion
  • Cassini and Amateurs Chase Storm on Saturn
  • This Planet Tastes Funny
  • In The Eyepiece
  • Celestial Events

New S*T*A*R Officers

These are the new Club Officers, voted in at the June 2013 Business Meeting.