The 75th Anniversary of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers is celebrated today!
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO), an international organization devoted to of our solar system and of exo-planets, the ALPO has become an Explore Alliance Affiliate Organization.
The ALPO broadcasted their conference live today, and surprised Explore Scientific's founder, Scott Roberts, with the Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers Michael D. Reynolds Award for his work in educational public outreach in astronomy. Roberts was completely surprised by this honor.
"Wow! I want to thank the Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers for this recognition. Mike Reynolds was a very good friend, and so this award holds a special honor for me.
It is our hope that Explore Scientific and the Explore Alliance can do our part to help increase membership in this venerable organization that can give everyday amateur astronomers a path towards contributing to the science of planetary exploration, and to serve as a bridge towards pro/am collaborations in our solar system and solar systems beyond. "
- Scott W. Roberts
The ALPO collects and analyzes observations of various Solar System bodies and associated phenomena and publishes detailed reports concerning these bodies in its quarterly publication the Journal ALPO, otherwise known as The Strolling Astronomer. Membership in the ALPO includes receiving the Journal.
Join the ALPO today.