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GLPA Newsletter

Volume 58, Number 4
Winter Solstice, 2023

Bart Benjamin, Editor
Jackie Baughman, Cover


President’s Message
– Dan Tell

Editor’s Message
– Bart Benjamin

Ghosts among the Stars
– Dan Tell

100 Years Ago: Time to wind back the clock to 1923!
– Bob Bonadurer

Tributes to Dale Smith
– Dave Weinrich, Bill Buckingham, Jeanne Bishop, Mitch Luman, Katy Downing, Nick Anderson, Bart Benjamin

Gregg Williams interview
– Josh Elder

Minutes from the Fall 2023 GLPA Executive Committee Meeting
– prepared by Tiffany Stone Wolbrecht



State News

Illinois (Tom Willmitch)
Indiana (Sara Vise)
Michigan (Buddy Stark)
Ohio (Heidi Westrick)
Wisconsin/Minnesota (Sally Brummel)
Beyond the Lakes (Michael Schian)

Bulletin Board

Dale Smith obituary

Monthly Planetarian Educators’ Professional Learning Chat
– Peggy Hernandez

40 Years & 20 Years Ago (Bart Benjamin)


Image Credits

Cover Photographs: Todd DeZeeuw

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)

Supernova remnant E0102 explodes within the Small Magellanic Cloud
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)



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Seiler Instrument
Ash Enterprises
Bays Mountain Production