After last month's very long article on rotation axises, this issue shows a bit more diversity. Bram Dorreman's article on bright satellites finally finds a home, as does a long report on STS 63 and MIR observations compiled by Walter Nissen. This issue still has a few pages devoted to some follow-up work on the project to determine the orientation of the rotation axis of flashing satellites. Next month will probably see the publication of an article on the synodic effect.
Work on the Dutch brochure continues, it is in the final stages now. The Eurosom proceedings suffer from lazy authors, I'm afraid. Several people have not sent in their article yet. I should stress that people who attended Eurosom will get a copy for free, they should not pay extra for the proceedings!
Neil Clifford and I are working on a WWW (World Wide Web) version of the English brochure (see below for more details on that publication). Our other Internet activities are prosperous as well. After only three months, SeeSat-L now counts more than 60 subscribers, rapidly approaching the number of subscribers Flash (printed) has! There was almost no publicity involved, except for by mouth (or e-mail). Content-wise SeeSat-L is also a good experiment. The typical Internet problem of low signal to noise ratio has been successfully avoided. Flash is available on the SeeSat-archive two weeks before most readers receive it through snail-mail. In the not-so-far future maybe electronic publishing of Flash will be a valid substitute for publishing it on paper. There certainly is a lot less work involved!
See you next month.