Upcoming Monthly Meetings on Zoom

Tuesday, January 31, 7:00 pm
Tuesday, February 28, 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 28, 7:00 pm

We will continue to use this format for monthly meetings for now. A week or two before each meeting, members will receive an email announcement with a link that will allow them to connect to the online meeting.

Just click the link or copy and paste in your browser and that will connect you to the meeting. You can do this on any device that has an internet connection and a browser.  You can do this on a smart phone. You can display yourself if you like with your selfie camera on your device. If you don’t that’s okay, don’t feel you have to.

You can also dial in to the meeting. The number and password will be given in the announcement.

Astronomy Links

From Ray Kaville

NOAA has an experimental Aurora Dashboard that makes it pretty easy to get quick reads on the activity as it affects us:

Aurora Dashboard (Experimental) | NOAA / NWS Space Weather Prediction Center

These are on the NASA Webb site:

NASA’s Webb Uncovers Dense Cosmic Knot in The Early Universe

Overview | 2023 Annular Eclipse – NASA Solar System Exploration

Astrophysics Basics course for astronomers, for free:


Strangest Thing Webb Saw Near the Edge of the Universe:

Strangest Thing Webb Saw Near the Edge of the Universe

A few different views of the current arrangement of the planets in our solar system:


An amazingly sharp view of the first quarter Moon taken by Thierry Legault. Zoom in to get the full effect:


Planet and star size comparisons:

An explanation of the many variations in Earth’s tilt and orbit around the Sun:


If you have not looked at the newsletter before, check out some of the regular features. There are four useful links in the menu at the top of this page:

Calendar This is a monthly calendar that includes all the scheduled events of ASNH, other regional events of interest, plus the dates and times of noteworthy events in the night sky.

SkyMap This page has a chart of the sky as it appears over the New Haven area at the present date and time. It is constantly updated, so you can go to this page on any clear night to see what is overhead.

Space Place Read the monthly article from Space Place.

Directions This page gives directions to all the locations where regular activities of ASNH take place, including the monthly meeting, public observing sessions, and the annual Connecticut Star Party.

Other regular features can be found within these pages:

Upcoming Public Events Many ASNH events are free and open to the public. These include the monthly meetings and public observing sessions at Young’s Pond Park in Branford and Silver Sands State Park in Milford. This section gives the dates, times, and descriptions of these events.

Upcoming Events for ASNH Members These events are for ASNH members only. Some are private observing nights, and others are outreach events where volunteers are needed with the telescopes and equipment.

Night Sky Highlights This section lists some objects to observe in the sky during the next few months, whether you are using just your eyes, a pair of binoculars, or a telescope.

Gallery This section features photographs of celestial targets taken by ASNH members and others. If you have a picture you want to share with us, please submit it to newsletter@asnh.org.

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