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Autumn 2010Mercury Magazine

Contents and Select Excerpts
Vol. 39 No. 4
Autumn 2010

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Posters from Boulder
The Society’s annual meeting in Boulder this past August brought together the ASP’s Education and Public Outreach component with the tri-annual gathering of Cosmos in the Classroom. In addiition to the usual talks, 120 poster papers were presented. In this issue, 11 are reprinted; here’s an excerpt from one of them.

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Astronomy in the News
The spacecraft Rosetta triumphs at asteroid Lutetia, the first potentially habitable exoplanet, and a rare eclipsing pulsar — these are some of the discoveries that recently made news in the astronomical community.

 

Departments

4

Editorial, Paul Deans
New Ideas

5

First Word, James G. Manning
Doing the Half-Decadal

6

Echoes of the Past, Katherine Bracher
30 Years Ago: Detection of Other Planetary Systems

7

Annals of Astronomy, Clifford J. Cunningham
James Short at 300

8

Astronomer's Notebook, Jennifer Birriel
Searching for Solar Siblings

9

Planetary Perspectives, Daniel D. Durda
Suborbital Planetary Science

10

Armchair Astrophysics, Christopher Wanjek
The Black Hole That Didn't Happen

11

Education Matters, David Bruning
Do You Have a CAT?

12

Reaching Out, James Lochner
Stella virumque cano …

13

Societal Impact, John Blackwell
Universal Scale in Observational Astronomy

44

Society Scope/ASP Supporters
Board Secretary Retires

48

Sky Sights, Paul Deans
December's Total Lunar Eclipse

51

Reflections, William Sheehan
Neptune