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#76 TOM KIEHL

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:33 AM

Sorry I'm so late in posting this, but this may be of some interest .

 

Along about June of this year I received a parcel in the mail from Lenard Weiss , ( Alice's husband ). In that package was a book of Alice's . It was Alice's personal Observation Log Book , a requirement for a astronomy class she took at a local Illinois college . The professor of the class was , Professor Henrietta , and Pooch was Alice's nickname .

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:34 AM

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:35 AM

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:35 AM

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:36 AM

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:37 AM

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:38 AM

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:39 AM

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 09:46 AM

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Last but not least , on the last page of this log is the FIRST , First light report on her NEW , Sky Scope telescope .

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 10:55 AM

Thanks, Tom! This was really interesting....loved reading her notes.

 

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 11:06 AM

Wow! That is pretty neat to have her log book to go along with her scope. That time of year is only a few months away. It would be cool to replicate, as well as possible given changing planetary and lunar positions, her day by day observations.


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 11:18 AM

 It would be cool to replicate, as well as possible given changing planetary and lunar positions, her day by day observations.

 

Yep , already did that , with my Starry Night program on the computer. Just typed in the date and times, and it was true to fact . ;)


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:02 PM

I like that she also documented her Aurora observations, pretty cool!


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:11 PM

I like that she also documented her Aurora observations, pretty cool!

 

Yeah I know , I have been trying to research on line the past history of Auroras as per her dates. Solar max was in '47 I found.


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:23 PM

What a priceless collection. The whole thing should go into a glass case in a museum for posterity.

 

Thank you TCW , No glass case , but it is in my museum for posterity . :lol:


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:26 PM

This is terrific, thanks so much for sharing in detail. The journal is especially wonderful: "Jupiter and four moons, thus- " :)

 

Also, a heckuva meteor on April 29, 1946: slow-gliding and green in color. An old stargazing hand once confidently told me that those are indicators the object is space junk rather than a naturally occurring meteor, but this was 1946!

 

Alice Mae has inspired me to start keeping a written journal again.


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:27 PM

 

 It would be cool to replicate, as well as possible given changing planetary and lunar positions, her day by day observations.

 

Yep , already did that , with my Starry Night program on the computer. Just typed in the date and times, and it was true to fact . ;)

 

 

No, I didn't mean to check up on her for accuracy, I meant to actually mirror her observations day by day as much as possible, using her own telescope and write down your own perceptions and observations. That would be very cool.


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:29 PM

This is terrific, thanks so much for sharing in detail. The journal is especially wonderful: "Jupiter and four moons, thus- " :)

 

Also, a heckuva meteor on April 29, 1946: slow-gliding and green in color. An old stargazing hand once confidently told me that those are indicators the object is space junk rather than a naturally occurring meteor, but this was 1946!

 

Alice Mae has inspired me to start keeping a written journal again.

 

Well that was just one year before the huge UFO flap of 1947.


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:33 PM

 

I like that she also documented her Aurora observations, pretty cool!

 

Yeah I know , I have been trying to research on line the past history of Auroras as per her dates. Solar max was in '47 I found.

 

See March 24th 1946 here..

 http://www.solarstor...SRefStorms.html

The New York times links dont seem to work though


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:42 PM

 

 

 It would be cool to replicate, as well as possible given changing planetary and lunar positions, her day by day observations.

 

Yep , already did that , with my Starry Night program on the computer. Just typed in the date and times, and it was true to fact . ;)

 

 

No, I didn't mean to check up on her for accuracy, I meant to actually mirror her observations day by day as much as possible, using her own telescope and write down your own perceptions and observations. That would be very cool.

 

 

 That would be way cool Terra , I just wanted to see what she was seeing back then , with the Starry night program and dream what she must of thought when she seen it firsthand . :hmm: 



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:47 PM

 

 

I like that she also documented her Aurora observations, pretty cool!

 

Yeah I know , I have been trying to research on line the past history of Auroras as per her dates. Solar max was in '47 I found.

 

See March 24th 1946 here..

 http://www.solarstor...SRefStorms.html

The New York times links dont seem to work though

 

 

Been There Done That Dave M ,,What a lame site , nothing works, have to keep lookin'  ;) 



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 02:53 PM

 

 

 

I like that she also documented her Aurora observations, pretty cool!

 

Yeah I know , I have been trying to research on line the past history of Auroras as per her dates. Solar max was in '47 I found.

 

See March 24th 1946 here..

 http://www.solarstor...SRefStorms.html

The New York times links dont seem to work though

 

 

Been There Done That Dave M ,,What a lame site , nothing works, have to keep lookin'  ;)

 

Start looking for a March 24th 1946 New York Times newpaper, its on page 13  :lol:


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Posted 20 November 2014 - 04:06 PM

 

 

 

 

I like that she also documented her Aurora observations, pretty cool!

 

Yeah I know , I have been trying to research on line the past history of Auroras as per her dates. Solar max was in '47 I found.

 

See March 24th 1946 here..

 http://www.solarstor...SRefStorms.html

The New York times links dont seem to work though

 

 

Been There Done That Dave M ,,What a lame site , nothing works, have to keep lookin'  ;)

 

Start looking for a March 24th 1946 New York Times newpaper, its on page 13  :lol:

 

 

OK Thanks Dave M :waytogo:




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