The Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers Solar System Astronomy At Its Finest Imagine… An astronomical organization dedicated to lunar and planetary astronomy that.... Facilitates an exchange of information and observing data.
Solar System Astronomy At Its Finest
An astronomical organization dedicated to lunar and planetary astronomy that....
Sun, James Kevin Ty, Mercury – Tim Wilson, Venus - Don Parker, Mars – Tan Wei Leong, Jupiter – P. Clay Sherod, Saturn - Unknown
Lunar Transient Phenomena
Lunar Meteoritic Impacts Search
January 2000 Lunar Eclipse from Rik Hill
- The Journal, The Strolling Astronomer
- Other Publications, Monographs, etc.
- producing materials
- work with others entities
- introductory materials
- standardized observing methods
- observing forms
- advanced handbooks
- more detailed information about the subject
- instruct on more
- offers late breaking news
- instructs in latest
- SASE Please!
A.L.P.O. Yahoo Groups
- events, close passages, and
other ongoing studies
- information and recognition
- observing techniques
- advice on using
- previews of
- updates on section news
- other happening in L & P
- paper sessions
Comet Machholz by Christian Fattinnanzi
What follows are examples of these two points
Graphic from the Lunar and Planetary Lab,
University of Arizona
Professionals have studied A.L.P.O. Mars observations
- Martian meteorology
- Seasonal changes with features
- Transient features...dust storms, flashes
- Long term, secular changes
- Journal of Geophysical Research
- Data used in many others
- LPL, U of A
- To confirm a rotational light curve
variation of 7% at 940nm, (first
noted from 1990-1993)
Image by Ed Grafton
Minor Planets Section
- magnitude errors
- light curves
- visual to photometry
Lunar Transient Phenomena (LTP)
And many more observing programs too numerous to mention!
Crater Schickard imaged by Carmelo Zannelli
Lunar Meteoritic Impact Search Program (LMISP)
during meteor showers
in diverse geographic
Graphic from Brian Cudnik and the Journal A.L.P.O
Pre-Voyager observations of Saturn
Voyager I image of Saturn’s rings from NASA
(From the June 7, 2001 videotape by David Moore)
So, in addition to the A.L.P.O. being a organization that services its members....
....the A.L.P.O. has also contributed to the advancement of Solar System astronomy!
Boy, I’m all excited about this A.L.P.O. thing!
How do I join the A.L.P.O.?
Digital Journal - 4 issues @ $12.00
Digital Journal - 8 issues @ $20.00
Paper Journal - 4 issues @ $30.00
Paper Journal - 8 issues @ $54.00
Consult the Journal or A.L.P.O. web site for international rates
Membership forms are available from the presenter or on the A.L.P.O web site
The A.L.P.O. is a vibrant astronomical organization.
The A.L.P.O. will continue to contribute to the advancement of lunar and planetary astronomy.
Whether you want to participate our observing programs or merely subscribe to our literature, please join us in the “great astronomical adventure”.