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SJAA Member's Article in Astronomy This Month


Robert Garfinkle, SJAA member and Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, has a new article in the December issue of "Astronomy" magazine. "Polar Moon" (pages 84-89) is about the Sir John Franklin expedition to locate a Northwest Passage through the Arctic seas in 1845. The expedition was a total loss, but 6 men associated with Franklin or the attempts to rescue him and his men have been honored with lunar features named for them. The article recounts the expedition, the rescue attempts, and what you can see when you observe these lunar features.


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