PULSAR

Pulsar Newsletter
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!

2013:

 

2012:

 

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.

2009 Q2-4 – The Rings of Saturn
2009 Q1 – The Moon, Companion of Worlds

2008: Messenger’s first flyby of Mercury.

2008 Q3-Q4 – Utah workshop report part 2
2008 Q1-Q2 – Utah workshop report part 1

2007: The 50th anniversary of Sputnik 1.

2007 Q4 – Packing Art
2007 Q3 – Counting Craters
2007 Q2 – Nicaragua workshop report part 2 
2007 Q1 – Nicaragua workshop report part 1

2006: Geysers are discovered on Enceladus.

Green Flash – 2006 Q4
Kuiper Belt – 2006 Q3
Ophiuichi Nova – 2006 Q2
Early Universe – 2006 Q1

2005: Huygens landed on Titan.

Spacecraft / The Sun – Winter 2005
Death Valley – Spring 2005

2004: Two Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, land successfully.

The Moon, Comets, Energetic Objects – 2004 Jul-Dec
Gas Giants – 2004 May-Jun
Mars – 2004 Mar-Apr
Colors of Space – 2004 Jan-Feb

2003: The shuttle Columbia disintegrates on re-entry.

Space art Landscapes – 2003 Nov-Dec
Lucien Rudaux – 2003 Jan-Feb

2002: Hubble telescope is upgraded.

Tupan Caldera – 2002 Jul-Dec
Ring Galaxy – 2002 May-Jun
Globules – 2002 Feb-Apr

2001: MIR space station is de-orbited.

Leonids – Dec 2001 – Jan 2002
Stonehenge – 2001 Oct-Nov
Craters – 2001 Aug-Sep
Mars – 2001 Jun-Jul
Sunspots – 2001 Apr-May
Eros – 2001 Feb-Mar

2000: Last crew on MIR, first crew on the ISS.

Space Odyssey – Dec 2000 – Jan 2001
Geothermal features – 2000 Aug-Nov
T-Tauri – 2000 Jun-Jul
Ray Tracing – 2000 Feb-Mar

1999: Total solar eclipse crosses Europe.

Galactic Imagery- Dec 1999 – Jan 2000
Eclipses – 1999 Oct-Nov
Comets – 1999 Aug-Sep
Binaries – 1999 Jun-Jul
SETI – 1999 Apr-May
Seyfert Galaxies – 1999 Feb-Mar

1998: The first ISS module is launched.

Meteor Showers – Dec 1998 – Jan 1999
Supernova Remnants – 1998 Aug-Sep
Airbrushing – 1998 Jun-Jul
Europa – 1998 Apr-May
Digital Worlds – 1998 Feb-Mar

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 – 03-04

Pulsar – 1995 – 05-06

Pulsar – 1995 – 07-08 – New Zealand, Olana, Arches NP

1994: The Magellan probe enters orbit of Venus.

Pulsar – 1994 – 01-02

Pulsar – 1994 – 03-04

1993: The Hubble telescope is fixed in orbit.

Pulsar – 1993 – 03-04

Pulsar – 1993 – 05-06

1992: Pioneer Venus is deliberately de-orbited into the atmosphere of Venus.

 

Pulsar – 1992 – 03-04

Pulsar – 1992 – 05-06

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.

Parallax – 1998 

Newsletter – 1987-01-02

Newsletter – 1987-05

Newsletter – 1987-06 

Parallax – 1985-4

Parallax – 1984