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The Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers was founded in 1947 and promotes observing of the solar system. Both amateur and professional astronomers work together to further our understanding of the universe.

Observers Notebook Tim Robertson

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The Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers was founded in 1947 and promotes observing of the solar system. Both amateur and professional astronomers work together to further our understanding of the universe.

    The Observers Notebook- The 2022 ALPO Virtual Conference

    The Observers Notebook- The 2022 ALPO Virtual Conference

    Episode 144


    In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the ALPO Board member Ken Poshedly.

    Tim and Ken discuss the upcoming 2022 ALPO Virtual conference, and how you can participate!

    The dates will be Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23, 2022. The conference will be on ZOOM and it will also be Live Streamed on the ALPO YouTube channel.


    ALPO Website: http://www.alpo-astronomy.org/
    Tim Robertson: cometman@cometman.net
    ZOOM: https://zoom.us/
    ALPO YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEmixiL-d5k2Fx27Ijfk41A/
    ALPO Podcast- The Observers Notebook: https://soundcloud.com/observersnotebook

    You can also support this podcast at Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/ObserversNotebook

    Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/observersnotebook

    Subscribe on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/observers-notebook-the-alpo-podcast/id1199301885?mt=2

    I want to thank the Producer of this podcast, Steve Siedentop and Michael Moyer for their generous support of the Observers Notebook.

    Our Patreons:
    Jerry White
    Jason Inman
    Matt Will
    Steve Seidentop
    Matthew Benton
    Ken Poshedly
    Stephen Bennett
    Michael Moyer
    Shawn Dilles
    Frank Schenck
    Damian Allis
    Carl Hergenrother
    Bob Soltys
    Julian Parks

    • 30 min
    The Observers Notebook- 75 Years of the Strolling Astronomer

    The Observers Notebook- 75 Years of the Strolling Astronomer

    Episode 143

    In this encore episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to Beth Westfall and Ken Poshedly regarding their work on the ALPO Journal throughout the years and they share their thoughts on the 75th anniversary of the organization.

    You can contact Ken at:
    ken.poshedly@alpo-astronomy.org

    You can contact Beth at:
    ewestfall5@comcast.net

    JALPO Journals online:
    http://alpo-astronomy.org/gallery3/index.php/Publications-Section/ALPO-Journals

    For more information you can visit the ALPO web site at:
    www.alpo-astronomy.org/

    You can also support this podcast at Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/ObserversNotebook

    Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/observersnotebook

    Subscribe on our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/AssociationofLunarandPlanetaryObservers

    Subscribe on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/observers-notebook-the-alpo-podcast/id1199301885?mt=2

    I want to thank the Producers of this podcast, Steve Siedentop and Michael Moyer for their generous support of the Observers Notebook.

    Our Patreons:
    Jerry White
    Jason Inman
    Matt Will
    Steve Seidentop
    Matthew Benton
    Ken Poshedly
    Stephen Bennett
    Michael Moyer
    Shawn Dilles
    Frank Schenck
    Damian Allis
    Carl Hergenrother
    Bob Soltys

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Observers Notebook-Radio Astronomy with the 20m Telescope

    The Observers Notebook-Radio Astronomy with the 20m Telescope

    Episode 142

    In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to ALPO member and Radio astronomy enthusiast Steve Tzikas and Amateur Astronomer doing Radio Astronomy using a 20m Radio Telescope.
    You can contact Steve at:
    Tzikas@alum.rpi.edu

    Observing Advice for the NRAO Skynet 20-meter telescope
    https://www.gb.nrao.edu/20m/obsadvice.html

    SARA website:
    https://radio-astronomy.org/

    The fading of Cassiopeia A, and improved models for the absolute spectrum of primary radio calibration sources (2017)
    https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/469/2/1299/3098410?login=true

    SKYNET’S SUITE OF PROCESSING ALGORITHMS FOR SINGLE-DISH RADIO TELESCOPES (2018)
    https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/concern/honors_theses/rb68xh11f

    Skynet Algorithm for Single-dish Radio Mapping. I. Contaminant-cleaning, Mapping, and Photometering Small-scale Structures
    https://arxiv.org/abs/1808.06128

    For more information you can visit the ALPO web site at:
    www.alpo-astronomy.org/

    You can also support this podcast at Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/ObserversNotebook

    Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/observersnotebook

    Subscribe on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/observers-notebook-the-alpo-podcast/id1199301885?mt=2

    ALPO YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/c/AssociationofLunarandPlanetaryObservers

    I want to thank the Producers of this podcast, Steve Siedentop and Michael Moyer for their generous support of the Observers Notebook.

    Our Patreons:
    Jerry White
    Jason Inman
    Matt Will
    Steve Seidentop
    Matthew Benton
    Ken Poshedly
    Stephen Bennett
    Michael Moyer
    Shawn Dilles
    Frank Schenck
    Damian Allis
    Carl Hergenrother
    Bob Soltys
    Julian Parks

    • 25 min
    The Observers Notebook- The May 15/16 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse

    The Observers Notebook- The May 15/16 2022 Total Lunar Eclipse

    Episode 141

    In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to Keith Spring, the ALPO Eclipse Section coordinator about the May 15/16, 2022 Total Lunar eclipse, and contact information.

    You can contact Keith at:
    star.man13@hotmail.com

    Send your eclipse observations to:
    eclipse@alpo-astronomy.org

    Lunar Eclipse Danjon Scale:
    https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/Danjon.html

    For the latest information on the eclipse you can visit:
    https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2022-may-16

    For more information you can visit the ALPO web site at:
    www.alpo-astronomy.org/

    You can also support this podcast at Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/ObserversNotebook

    Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/observersnotebook

    Subscribe on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/observers-notebook-the-alpo-podcast/id1199301885?mt=2

    I want to thank the Producers of this podcast, Steve Siedentop and Michael Moyer for their generous support of the Observers Notebook.

    Our Patreons:
    Jerry White
    Jason Inman
    Matt Will
    Steve Seidentop
    Matthew Benton
    Ken Poshedly
    Stephen Bennett
    Michael Moyer
    Shawn Dilles
    Frank Schenck
    Damian Allis
    Carl Hergenrother
    Bob Soltys

    • 39 min
    The Observers Notebook- The 2022 Lyrids and more

    The Observers Notebook- The 2022 Lyrids and more

    Episode 140

    In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to the Meteor Section Coordinator, Bob Lunsford about the upcoming Lyrids and eta Aquariids
    meteor showers peaking the evening of April 21-22, 2022 and May 4-5 2022.

    Bob gives us a brief history of the Meteor Showers, how and where to observe and details on reporting your observations, and contact information.

    You can contact Bob at:
    lunro.imo.usa@cox.net

    The link for the details on the Lyrids meteor shower:
    https://www.amsmeteors.org/meteor-showers/meteor-shower-calendar/

    International Meteor Organization
    https://www.imo.net/

    ALPO Meteor Section Blog
    http://www.alpo-astronomy.org/meteorblog/

    For the latest information from the ALPO Meteor Section you can visit:
    http://www.amsmeteors.org/

    For more information you can visit the ALPO web site at:
    www.alpo-astronomy.org/

    You can also support this podcast at Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/ObserversNotebook

    Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/observersnotebook

    Subscribe on our YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/AssociationofLunarandPlanetaryObservers

    Subscribe on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/observers-notebook-the-alpo-podcast/id1199301885?mt=2

    I want to thank the Producers of this podcast, Steve Siedentop and Michael Moyer for their generous support of the Observers Notebook.

    Our Patreons:
    Jerry White
    Jason Inman
    Matt Will
    Steve Seidentop
    Matthew Benton
    Ken Poshedly
    Stephen Bennett
    Michael Moyer
    Shawn Dilles
    Frank Schenck
    Damian Allis
    Carl Hergenrother
    Bob Soltys

    • 38 min
    The Observers Noteboook- The ALPO at 75 with Dr P Clay Sherrod

    The Observers Noteboook- The ALPO at 75 with Dr P Clay Sherrod

    Episode 139

    In this episode of the Observers Notebook podcast, host Tim Robertson talks to Dr. P Clay Sherrod about his career and being a lifelong member of the ALPO as he shares his thoughts on the 75th anniversary of the organization.

    You can contact Dr. Clay at:
    drclay@tcworks.net

    Arkansas Sky Observatory:
    http://arksky.org/

    Arkansas Sky Observatories on Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/421163751426836

    For more information you can visit the ALPO web site at:
    www.alpo-astronomy.org/

    You can also support this podcast at Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/ObserversNotebook

    Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud:
    https://soundcloud.com/observersnotebook

    Subscribe on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/observers-notebook-the-alpo-podcast/id1199301885?mt=2

    Subscribe on iTunes:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/observers-notebook-the-alpo-podcast/id1199301885?mt=2

    I want to thank the Producers of this podcast, Steve Siedentop and Michael Moyer for their generous support of the Observers Notebook.

    Our Patreons:
    Jerry White
    Jason Inman
    Matt Will
    Steve Seidentop
    Matthew Benton
    Ken Poshedly
    Stephen Bennett
    Michael Moyer
    Shawn Dilles
    Frank Schenck
    Damian Allis
    Carl Hergenrother
    Bob Soltys
    Julian Parks

    • 57 min

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