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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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  • There's no guarantee that your article will appear in a particular issue. If your article is timely (e.g. no sense publishing an article about the coming Leonids in December), we'll do our best. To publish an article in a particular issue, we needs to get it by the beginning of the previous month (e.g. to get in the November issue, we need to have the article by the beginning of October).
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In This Issue

  • President’s Corner
  • Meeting Minutes
  • New Supernova Type
  • First Tatooine Planet
  • Hubble Digs up Galactic Glow Worm
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • In the Eyepiece

In This Issue:

  • September Meeting
  • 2012 Calendar
  • Moon Phases
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • Seeing the birth of the universe in an atom of hydrogen
  • Mystery of dark matter may be near to being deciphered
  • The Kuiper Belt at 20
  • Hubble Unmasks Ghost Galaxies
  • New NASA Mission to Take First Look Deep Inside Mars
  • Voyager at 35 - Break on Through to the Other Side
  • Year of the Solar System: Astrobiology - Are We Alone in the Universe?: Got Life?
  • Celestial Events
  • In The Eyepiece

In This Issue:

  • June Meeting
  • 2012 Calendar
  • Moon Phases
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • Star Party
  • May Meeting Minutes
  • Stellar archaeology traces Milky Way's history
  • ASU astronomers discover faintest distant galaxy
  • Hubble shows Milky Way is destined for head-on collision with Andromeda galaxy
  • A pinwheel in many colors
  • Giant black hole kicked out of home galaxy
  • Soviet find of water on the Moon in the 1970s ignored by the West
  • Teenager reportedly finds solution to 350 year old math and physics problem
  • Blowing bubbles in the Carina Nebula
  • There's more star-stuff out there but it's not dark matter
  • Year of the Solar System : Discovering New Worlds
  • Celestial Events
  • In The Eyepiece 

In this issue:

  • April Meeting
  • 2012 Calendar
  • Moon Phases
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • Transit of Venus
  • Star Explodes, Turns Inside-Out
  • Spiral Galaxy Edge-On
  • Hubble Views Grand Star-Forming Region
  • Observing the Moon
  • Jupiter's Melting Heart
  • New Finding Affects Understanding Of Formation Of The Solar System
  • Black Hole Discovered 12 Million Light Years Away
  • Powerhouse in the Crab Nebula
  • Recycling Galaxies
  • Year of the Solar System: Ice!
  • Celestial Events
  • In The Eyepiece

In This Issue:

  • Star Parties
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • February Meeting Minutes
  • Super Earth Found at Right Distance for Life
  • Two Earth-Size Planets Born of Battered "Jupiter"?
  • Pillars Of Creation Are Gone
  • Preview of a Forthcoming Supernova
  • Hubble reveals a new class of extrasolar planet
  • Young Stars Flicker Amidst Clouds of Gas and Dust
  • Astro Apps for i Phone
  • Black Hole Grazing on Asteroids
  • Year of the Solar System: Shadows of the Sun
  • Celestial Events
  • In The Eyepiece

 

In This Issue:

  • February Meeting
  • 2012 Calendar
  • Moon Phases
  • Star Parties
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • New class of planetary systems
  • Origin of thermonuclear supernova discovered
  • Destroyed star was white dwarf
  • A wealth of habitable planets in the Milky Way
  • Hubble zooms in on double nucleus in Andromeda galaxy
  • Calculating what's in the universe from the biggest color 3-D map
  • Chandra Finds Largest Galaxy Cluster in Early Universe
  • Hubble Pinpoints Farthest Protocluster of Galaxies
  • Year of the Solar System: Far-Ranging Robots
  • Celestial Events
  • In The Eyepiece

In This Issue:

  • December Meeting
  • 2012 Calendar
  • Moon Phases
  • Star Parties
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • Fear No Supernova
  • Dawn Low Altitude Images of Vesta
  • Mars-Bound Rover Begins Research in Space
  • NASA Developing Comet Harpoon
  • Earth-size Planets Beyond Solar System
  • Cassini Delivers Holiday Treats From Saturn
  • Fermi Shows That Tycho's Star Shines in Gamma Rays
  • Mapping the "Apollo Zone"
  • Year of the Solar System Evolving Worlds
  • In The Eyepiece

In This Issue:

  • December Meeting
  • 2011 Calendar
  • Moon Phases
  • Star Parties
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • NASA's Hubble Finds Stellar Life and Death in a Globular Cluster
  • Black Hole Birth Announcement
  • Mars Science Laboratory in Good Health
  • Year of the Solar System : Evolving Worlds
  • Celestial Events
  • In the Eyepiece

In This Issue:

  • October Meeting
  • 2011 Calendar
  • Moon Phases
  • Star Parties
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • Comet Elenin Gone and Should Be Forgotten
  • Final Preparations for Nov. 8 Asteroid Flyby
  • Beautiful Red Aurora
  • Herschel Finds Oceans of Water in Disk of Nearby Star
  • Year of the Solar System : Magnetospheres: Planetary Shields
  • November 2011 Celestial Events
  • In the Eyepiece

In This Issue:

  • October Meeting
  • 2011 Calendar
  • Moon Phases
  • Star Parties
  • S*T*A*R Membership
  • NASA Space Telescope Finds Fewer Asteroids Near Earth
  • Saturn's Geyser Moon Enceladus Shows off for NASA's Cassini
  • NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Begins New Vesta Mapping Orbit
  • Space Observatory Provides Clues To Creation Of Earth's Oceans
  • Year of the Solar System - Moons and Rings: Our Favorite Things
  • Group Purchase of Royal Astronomical Society Items
  • October 2011 Celestial Events
  • In the Eyepiece

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