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The Inbox Magazine on Astronomy News, Sky Events, and Astronomy in Everyday Life

A twice-monthly newsletter that began May 2021, and that:

* brings the most interesting news stories (This Just In) which connect to the current night sky,
* contains a textual and visual two-week Sky Planning Calendar, using the Moon’s wanderings to find the planets and other objects, notes on the Planets and events,
* our astronomical horoscope musings, Border Crossings,
* Observing — Plan-et covers the Solar System happenings in the sky,
* For the Future–upcoming events you should be aware of,
* and the quirky findings of Astronomy in Everyday Life, and (in 2022) Star Trek stars (to coincide with a future Hermograph Press book).
The Galactic Times also offers other occasional features and articles including travel stories with an astronomical bent, software information, and other things…the universe is vast…..

Many stories come from the latest news in world astronomy conferences and journals. Unlike in mass media, all the stories are authoritatively written by astronomer, journalist and educator Dr. Larry Krumenaker.

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The Latest Six Issues: (click here to go to All Posts)

  • The Galactic Times #33, October 16, 2022
    Cover Story–How to Defend a Planet; Sky Planning Calendar–Moon Covers Mercury…and the Sun (Depends on Where You Are); Online Calendar Debuts; Astronomy in Everyday Life–400 Year Old Baseball?
  • The Galactic Times #32, September 30, 2022
    Everything You Want To Know About DART and the Science Behind It; The Moon Passes By 5 Planets, and Over One; Mercury Nice in the Dawn.
  • The Galactic Times #31, September 16, 2022
    Modern Images of Astronomers and Astronomy + Resource Articles; Equally Spaced Planets in the Evening!; Astronomy in Everyday Life–Wine and Gravity Humor; New Online Sky Events Calendar.
  • The Galactic Times #30, August 15, 2022
    This Just In–Making O2 on Mars, Ryugu’s Origin, Rare A-Star World, Proving Late Bombardment; Deeper Looks–Parker & ELT Updates; Sky Planning Calendar–Giants In, Inner Worlds Out, Taurus’ 2 Red Eyes
  • The Galactic Times #29, August 1, 2022
    Deeper Looks–Gaia, Future Space Missions for Habitable Moons, A New Arecibo; Sky Planning–Planets in the Evening, Saturn Up All Night, A Comet and Meteors, A Daytime Jupiter Challenge.
  • The Galactic Times #28, July 18, 2022
    Astronomy’s Impact on Healthcare and More, James Webb and Buzz Lightyear–and Images by Distance; Planet Parade from Sunset to Dawn, Meteors at Month End; Astronomy on Tap; Satellite Constellations. Worst Quote EVER at an Astronomy Conference!; Exoplanets in Binaries, Around Star A, B or Both?

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