Monthly Archives: December 2017

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Proposed Amendment to AAAP Constitution.  The Constitution and By-laws of AAAP have provided a solid framework establishing the purpose and structure of our organization that has lasted 55 years.  We’ve been able to … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The January meeting of the AAAP Is on the 9th at 7:30 PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. Parking is available in the lot across the street from Peyton Hall. The talk is by … Continue reading

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December 12, 2017 Meeting Minutes

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary Minutes of the December 2017 meeting of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton • The meeting was called to order at 7:30 by Michael Mitrano standing in for Rex Parker. • Bill Murray gave a presentation … Continue reading

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Winter use of the observatory

by Dave and Jennifer Skitt The cold weather has set in but that doesn’t mean the observatory can’t be used to catch that elusive asteroid or your favorite winter galaxy or star cluster. Here are a few considerations to keep … Continue reading

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Hastings-Byrne Refractor Update

by Dave Skitt AAAP member Tom Swords, in consultation with John Church and with my assistance, is currently working to improve the connection of the focuser for the Hastings-Byrne refractor to the tube assembly. We have become aware that the … Continue reading

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Bare Naked Ladies

castor and pollux exposed by Ted Frimet No, we haven’t changed the sex of our favored Gemini twins. This title has been haunting my mind, for a few days now. The Father of Advertising, David Mackenzie Ogilvy bombards my mind … Continue reading

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no more buwwets

by Ted Frimet how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood ? I bring you tidings of a final essay, as I have spent all of my Shekels from 2017. And have no coin left … Continue reading

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The perfect machine – Ronald Florence

by Prasad Ganti The book “The Perfect Machine” is written by Ronald Florence. A fascinating book about the design and construction of the 200 inch telescope at Mount Palomar during the years leading up to the second world war and … Continue reading

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