Monthly Archives: December 2017

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Hurricane-battered Arecibo telescope will keep studying the skies After years of financial uncertainty and weeks of hardship caused by Hurricane Maria, staff at the legendary Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico were relieved to find … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director So Many Reasons to Keep Looking Up.  As the year 2017 winds down and the holiday spirit ascends, we can all share some satisfaction at an exciting event-filled year in our organization. I … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The December AAAP meeting will be held on the 12th at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is by AAAP member William Murray on “The Life and Legacy of Charles Messier”. Bill’s … Continue reading

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November 14, 2017 Meeting Minutes

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary After the presentation and the break Rex called the meeting to order. Rex talked about light pollution and how LED lights blue shift and cause problems for viewing and astrophotography. He stressed the need to influence … Continue reading

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November 6, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary Minutes of the November 2017 Board Meeting of the AAAP The meeting was called to order at 7:30 The first topic of the evening was about making the outreach chairperson and observatory chairperson positions members of … Continue reading

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Skynet exposed

by Ted Frimet dare you seize the galaxy? Hello Everyone, I am new to Skynet and am trying to get started.  I have watched the videos but am confused on a couple things and would appreciate any advice. For my first … Continue reading

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Voyagers on a Grand Tour

by Prasad Ganti For forty years, they have been traveling towards the outer solar system and beyond. They are the twin space probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. Fueled by nuclear energy in the form of plutonium based thermal generators, … Continue reading

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compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan A Nearby Earth-Size Planet May Have Conditions for Life There’s a new place to look for life in the universe. Astronomers announced on Wednesday the discovery of an Earth-size planet around a small red … Continue reading

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