Daily Archives: September 6, 2017

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Another Season for AAAP Our intrepid member “Totality Group” has returned from Oregon, the partial eclipse was seen by >300 people here at AAAP’s Washington Crossing Observatory, and September’s cooler weather has arrived … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The September AAAP meeting is on the 12th 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 you know … Continue reading

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My Moment of Totality

by Tom Hammell For 2 minutes 15 seconds I was one with the universe and understood all its mysteries…at least that is how I felt during the total eclipse on August 21. Maybe this was just the feeling of joy … Continue reading

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First Time Experiencing a Total Solar Eclipse

by Ira Polans Although I’ve been an amateur astronomer for most of my life, I’ve never had a chance to observe a total solar eclipse before. When some of us decided to go to Oregon to see the eclipse, I … Continue reading

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Oregon Trip

Pictures and Videos by AAAP Members and Friends Abhijit Singh, AAAP friend did an excellent job with Nikon Camera and Celestron Filter. John Church’s Cat with Ears Corona!! Images from Gerrit Dispersyn’s Camera. Click to enlarge Pictures from John Church’s … Continue reading

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From Hendersonville, Tennessee

by James Poinsett, Secretary The AAAP was represented in Hendersonville, Tennessee, a little north of Nashville. I set up my telescope and over 100 people, mostly kids, came up to look through it at the eclipse. Great clear skies, what … Continue reading

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Eclipse Watching at AAAP Observatory

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by Rex A Parker What a day to remember! While we await some exciting stories from the AAAP Totality Group (have heard it was fantastic in Oregon), we’d like to acknowledge the GREAT job and big effort by AAAP members … Continue reading

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From Kevin Mooney’s camera at Washington Crossing

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AAAP in Palmer Square

by Jim Fling Former Director John Miller, Bob Thorpe and myself represented the AAAP in Palmer Square, Princeton. The Princeton Library and our friends at Princeton University Astrophysics sponsored an eclipse viewing party on the lawn at Palmer Square. TV … Continue reading

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Frimet is cool!

by Ted Frimet Although my A/C quit on my, this weekend, my remote Australian observatory didn’t. Thank you Skynet. You made me feel cooler, despite the heat! NGC 253, R-COP 40 second observation, time taken at Aug 20, 2017 10:33 … Continue reading

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Skynet Lesson

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan The Eclipse That Revealed the Universe In 1919, British astronomers photographed a solar eclipse and proved that light bends around our sun — affirming Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Few eclipses have had more … Continue reading

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