Daily Archives: March 4, 2018

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Outcome of Voting Last Month. The Amendment and Expenditure both were approved by membership last month, as reflected in the minutes (in this issue). Thanks to all of you who participated. We’re now … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The March meeting will be held on the 13th at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is by Princeton University Professor Ed Turner regarding the “The Breakthrough Starshot Initiative: A “Funded” Interstellar … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by Gene Allen The Outreach Team was invited by a teacher at Stuart Country Day School to introduce star gazing to a class of 4th grade girls plus their parents and siblings. The original date was heavily clouded but the … Continue reading

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February 13, 2018 Meeting Minutes

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary Minutes of the February 2018 Meeting of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton The meeting was called to order at 7:30. Director Rex explained the amendment to the constitution that was to be voted upon, adding … Continue reading

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if a tree falls in the forest

and you’re on the wrong side of the park… by Ted Frimet An additional observers account of AAAP outreach at the Sacred Heart: Materials brought to site included: 8” Meade SCT (15 year old scope, alt-az in equatorial mount equivalent … Continue reading

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Hastings Byrne Refractor – Focuser Re-Fitment

by Tom Swords On one of the last public evenings in October in 2017, I was at the Observatory with Jen and Dave Skitt to observe some double stars after we had closed. Dave and I noted that the focuser … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Has No Bones

Feynman was here. by Ted Frimet A pleasant lecture was had by all, at last Tuesday’s meeting in Princeton. Paul Halpern was informative, and entertaining as he discussed his book on Richard Feynman. And then I stepped into the trap … Continue reading

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Poohs’ Hunney Pot

asteroid velocity reprise by Ted Frimet I attended a presentation on asteroid occultation and IOTA, hosted at Montclair State University, by NJAG member Albert Carcich. I found Alberts lecture and slide presentation on measuring asteroid size and shape to be … Continue reading

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Falcon Heavy

by Prasad Ganti SpaceX added another feather to its cap by launching the Falcon Heavy rocket with a much heavier payload than any other rocket before. Its maiden flight has garnered success. This flight makes it the heaviest launcher in … Continue reading

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