1947-1953 · Albuquerque, NM
Vols 1-6: 8 1/2x11 inches. Vol 7: 6x9 inches. Individual issues bound in green buckram.
Complete set from Vol. 1, No. 1 (March 1947) to Vol. 7, No.12 (December 1953)
From the library of James Q Gant, Jr., M.D. of Washington D.C.
The Strolling Astronomer was the periodical of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO), founded by Walter Haas. Beginning with thin issues of mimeographed material the SA quickly became the repository of lunar and planetary observations by amateur astronomers. The early issues are very scarce, probably because they have an ephemeral quality. In January 1953 the size was reduced and the journal was printed by offset lithography.
The ALPO still exists and the SA has morphed into the Journal of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers but still retains The Strolling Astronomer on its title page. (Inventory #: 20488)