Monthly Archives: March 2017

AAAP March 14, 2017 Meeting is canceled

by Ira Polans, Program Chair The AAAP meeting today March 14th at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus is canceled due to inclement weather. Dr. Joshua Winn of Princeton University has agreed to talk to us sometime in … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Hands-On Astronomy at AAAP. The upgrades continue at the Observatory in Washington Crossing State Park. Thanks to Observatory Chairs Dave and Jennifer Skitt, who have been spearheading the improvements and getting things ready … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane, Assistant Director  I wanted to give everyone an update on the AAAP Solar Eclipse trip to Oregon in August. While most of the available lodging within driving range of our observing position is taken, I have managed … Continue reading

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AAAP March 14, 2017 Meeting

by Ira Polans, Program Chair The March AAAP meeting is on the 14th at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is on the “Strange New Worlds” of exoplanets by Dr. Josh Winn, Princeton University. Did … Continue reading

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There’s a Star Gazing App for That

by Dave Skitt While training new keyholders, I am often asked to provide the names for the various astronomy related apps that I use or am familiar with. Below are the apps I have on either my iPhone 7 or … Continue reading

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A failure is a non sequitur

by Theodore Frimet or how I stumbled onto an Ultra Violet telescope A few articles ago, in fact, my first, I described how I was converting my passion for infrared based sensing of cloud height to near infrared sensing of … Continue reading

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Launching a hundred satellites

by Prasad Ganti India’s space agency ISRO recently launched a rocket with one hundred and four satellites as payload and released each satellite in succession flawlessly into the intended orbit. Apart from setting a record, some trends became apparent to … Continue reading

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