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2021-1 GLPA Newsletter – Vernal Equinox

GLPA Newsletter

Volume 56, Number 1
Vernal Equinox, 2021

Bart Benjamin, Editor
Emily Hromi, Cover


President’s Message
– Waylena McCully

Editor’s Message
– Bart Benjamin

Climate Change: Time for Learning and Action
– Jean Creighton

Project Ham-High: Circumnavigating the World in a Balloon
– Brian Cieslak

Spring Prose
– Jeanne Bishop



State News

Illinois (Tom Willmitch)
Indiana (Melinda O’Malley)
Ohio (Dale Smith)
Wisconsin/Minnesota (Jean Creighton)
Beyond the Lakes (Mary Holt)

Bulletin Board

Spring State Meetings

LIPS 2021 News
– Karrie Berglund

IPS Update

– Mike Smail

40 Years & 20 Years Ago


Image Credits

Cover Caption: Launched from Earth on July 30, 2020, NASA’s Mars 2020 rover landed on the Red Planet on February 18, 2021. The rover Perseverance and its helicopter companion Ingenuity will search for signs of ancient microbial life, advancing NASA’s quest to explore the past habitability of Mars. This cover features five photos of thousands already gathered by the mission, layered with a simple illustration of Perseverance and Ingenuity.

NGC 2074 in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio (STScI)

M96: A Galactic Maelstrom
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA and LEGUS Team

Young stars in the “wing” of the Small Magellanic Cloud
Credit: NASA, ESA, CXC and University of Potsdam, JPL-Caltech, and STScI

M13: A Celestial Snow Globe of Stars
Credit: NASA, ESA, and Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Newborn stars within the Prawn Nebula
Credit: European Southern Observatory

Big Blue Marble Earth
Credit: R. Stockli, A. Nelson, F. Hasler, NASA/ GSFC/ NOAA/ USGS



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