NEW! Indexes to
Volumes 42 through 49 of the
Journal of the Assn of Lunar & Planetary Observers
Forms Now Available Here!
Manuscripts! Call for Manuscripts!
April 2008 —
With the Spring 2008 issue of the Journal of the Assn of Lunar
& Planetary Observers (JALPO50-2) now available,
manuscripts for the summer 2008 issue (JALPO50-3)
are welcomed. If you wish to submit a paper of
any kind on observational astronomy regarding our
solar system, please forward it as soon as possible
to Ken Poshedly at
are papers on astronomical instrumentation, computer
software, observing techniques, lunar / planetary /
other features of interest, etc.
The ALPO offers a number of publications to its
members and interested others. From here you will be
able to access some of those publications,
specifically, ALPO Monographs, issues of The
Strolling Astronomer (the quarterly journal of
the Assn of Lunar & Planetary Observers), and
selected presentations from the 2006 ALPO Conference
in Atlanta. In the future, we plan to offer ALPO observing
section publications as well.
All ALPO publications are available in two
• Hard copy (paper) — Publications in this format
are more costly to produce because they require
paper, printing and distribution via regular mail.
• Portable Document Format (pdf) — Publications
in this format can be read online and / or printed
for latter use. They often include color images as
submitted by the authors, and may include hyperlinks
and navigation tools available for pdf documents.
Note that the free utility Adobe Acrobat Reader is
required to open the pdf documents; if you don't
already have it, click on the Adobe Reader
button at left to download that program.
There are two ways to access pdf documents:
- Left-click on the file name below the image
to simply open the file and read it online.
- Right-click on the file name, then save the
file directly to the folder of your choice on
your own terminal.
In both cases, the documents will open in Adobe
Reader on your terminal.
Like any other volunteer organization, the ALPO
calls upon the expertise of its members to help it
succeed. Click on the ALPO Pubs Staff button
at left for a roster of those ALPO members who
contribute their time and talents to this worth
The Strolling Astronomer
The quarterly journal of the ALPO is published
quarterly and includes a myriad of data which is
based on conscientious, detailed, observing reports
submitted by ALPO members and nonmembers.
For more on this publication and your ALPO
membership, click on The Strolling Astronomer
button at left.
Indexes to The Strolling Astronomer
Are you looking to see if the ALPO ever covered a
special solar system event that you remember? Does
your current research require specific solar system
observational data by the amateur astronomy
Indexes to The Strolling Astronomer can
help and are provided as a service
to ALPO members, researchers and interested others
whose search brings them to the Assn of Lunar &
Currently, we include indexes to volumes 42 thru
48, but this being an ongoing project,
additional indexes to previous volumes of the
Journal will be added as they become available.
Click on the JALPO Indexes button at
left to access the indexes.
ALPO observing forms serve as both a convenience
for observers who are just not sure what data to
include in their reports AND also as a means to
standardize the data used by the various section
coordinators for use in periodic reports published
in The Strolling Astronomer and accessed by
Because this is a work-in-progress, not all forms
are yet available here. If you don't find the form
you need here, first, contact the section
coordinator, then send an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org and the
requested form will be placed here as soon as
Click on the ALPO Observing Forms button at
left to access these publications.
ALPO monographs are publications that we believe
will appeal to our members, but which are usually
too lengthy for publication in The Strolling
Most of the ALPO monographs are proceedings
(compilations of papers and presentations) from
various ALPO conventions (conferences). A few
publications other than conference proceedings are
also included here, and one monograph is available
only by regular mail; it is Monograph Number 3, the
H.P. Wilkins 300-inch Moon Map. 3rd Edition (1951).
[Reduced to 50 inches diameter; 25 sections, 4
special charts; also 14 selected areas at 219 inches
to the lunar diameter. Price: $28 for the United
States, Canada, and Mexico; $40 elsewhere.]
Hard copy versions of all ALPO monographs are
available from: The Strolling Astronomer Science
Editor, P.O. Box 2447, Antioch, CA 94531-2447 U.S.A.
Click on the ALPO Monographs button at
left to access these publications.
Conference Presentations — 2006 ALPO
Not unlike the ALPO Monographs, we offer here a
series of selected presentations from our 2006
conference held in Atlanta, Georgia. These files are
available ONLY here and not as hard copy monographs.
All are in pdf and require Adobe Reader.
Click on the 2006 Conference button at
left to access these files.
The ALPO welcomes reports, articles, and letters
for publication in The Strolling Astronomer.
However, all authors should observe and follow the
guidelines provided here to ensure a minimum of
rework, rewriting and corrections.
Click on the Publication Guidelines button
at left to learn more about submitting manuscripts.
page last updated April 10, 2008)