The bi-annual newsletter of the IAAA.
Here is the archive of back issues of the Pulsar. Issues over five years old are available to all online. If you wish to receive the latest issues, become a member!
2011: Messenger becomes first probe to orbit Mercury.
2011 Issue – Kitt Peak Workshop Report
2010: The first habitable exoplanet is detected.
2010 Issue – Artist Techniques
2009: Many “Super Earth” exoplanets identified.
2008: Messenger’s first flyby of Mercury.
2007: The 50th anniversary of Sputnik 1.
2006: Geysers are discovered on Enceladus.
2005: Huygens landed on Titan.
2004: Two Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, land successfully.
2003: The shuttle Columbia disintegrates on re-entry.
2002: Hubble telescope is upgraded.
2001: MIR space station is de-orbited.
2000: Last crew on MIR, first crew on the ISS.
1999: Total solar eclipse crosses Europe.
1998: The first ISS module is launched.
1997: Cassini / Huygens is launched.
Event Horizons – Dec 1997 – Jan 1998
Gravitational Lensing – 1997 Oct-Nov
Remembering Gene Shoemaker – 1997 Aug-Sep
Paris in Spring! – 1997 Jun-Jul
Selling Your Art – 1997 Apr-May
The Sagan Project – 1997 Feb-Mar
1996: The Galileo probe flies past Europa, Ganymede (twice), and Callisto.
Tenerife Workshop Report – 1996 Oct-Nov
White Mountain Workshop Report – 1996 Aug-Sep
Machine aided Art, pt 2 – 1996 Jun-Jul
Exhibition in Orbit / Machine aided Art – 1996 Apt-May
A “new” thing: The Internet! – 1996 Feb-Mar
1995: Pioneer 11 shuts down.
Pulsar – 1995 – 07-08 – New Zealand, Olana, Arches NP
1994: The Magellan probe enters orbit of Venus.
1993: The Hubble telescope is fixed in orbit.
1992: Pioneer Venus is deliberately de-orbited into the atmosphere of Venus.
1991: Helen Sharman becomes the first British astronaut.
1990: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched.
1989: The worst solar storms in history occur.
1988: The Soviet Union launches the Buran shuttle.
1987: A naked-eye visible supernova appears in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
The Parallax and other newsletters
The Parallax used to be an annual newsletter published to showcase artwork by members. As printing technology improved and the internet became more widespread, the Parallax was discontinued. It’s still fun to see what was made though. Here are the known issues.