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Richard’s  & Dr. Joseph Buchman’s Items:

1- Trump Lashes Out at Puerto Rico Mayor Who Criticized Storm Response

2-  Jones–Shafroth Act   The Jones–Shafroth Act (Pub.L. 64–368, 39 Stat. 951, enacted March 2,1917) —also known as the Jones Act of Puerto Rico, Jones Law of Puerto Rico, or as the Puerto Rican Federal Relations Act of 1917— was an Act of the United States Congress, signed by President Woodrow Wilson on March 2, 1917.

3-  The Jones Act, the obscure 1920 shipping regulation strangling Puerto Rico, explained

3- Mess o’ Congress: Eight critical analyses of Utah’s 3rd Congressional District candidates running to replace Jason Chaffetz.

4-JOE BUCHMAN is the Libertarian Candidate for Utah’s Third District
Vote JOE on November 7th!

 


Professor Larry Molnar’s Items:

1- Rehoboth Observatory / Calvin College’s 16 inch robotic telescope in northwest New Mexico.
2-  A photograph of the star KIC 9832227 with a field of view similar in size to the first quarter moon.

3-  An animated gif showing the KIC 9832227 binary system as reconstructed from our observations.

4-  An animated gif showing the temperature on the surface of KIC 9832227 as reconstructed from our observations.

5-   A Hubble Space Telescope image of light echoes from the red nova explosion V838 Mon that occurred in 2002. (Photo credit: NASA, ESA, H. E. Bond)

IDL TIFF file

6-   A star chart showing how to find the location of KIC 9832227 in the summer sky.

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7- Cassini-Hyperion

8- Cassini-Geyser

9-  Cassini-JanusWaves


10- Cassini-NorthernSummer

IDL TIFF file

11- Cassini-RingStructure


12- Cassini-SolarEclipse

13- Cassini-Winter



The Calvin College observatory: http://www.calvin.edu/academic/phys/observatory/

Professor Larry Molnar is a professional astronomer with an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a doctorate from Harvard University.  He taught for ten years at the University of Iowa and has been teaching at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, since 1998.  His principal research is on the life cycles of binary star systems, although his interests are wide ranging, including asteroid dynamics and the rings of Saturn.  As director of the Calvin observatory he oversaw the installation in 2003 of two robotic telescopes: one on campus in Grand Rapids and a second in the clear skies of northwest New Mexico.  Among other things, Molnar and his students have used these telescopes to discover over 180 asteroids and over 100 variable stars.