Monthly Archives: May 2018

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director NEAF Impressionism. Energized from attending the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF), I returned to Princeton contemplating our roles on the stage of science, exploration, and community. The “World’s Largest Astronomy & Space Expo” was … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The May meeting will be held on the 8th at 7:30PM in the auditorium (Room 145) of Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. Featured Speaker: The featured speaker is Dr. James Lowenthal of Smith College. His … Continue reading

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Naming Uranus

by David Lechter While looking through a cornucopia of astronomical images at the Pinterest web site I came across the following image that is actually page 49 of an old book entitled “Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy”(3). I was able to download … Continue reading

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Daystar

by John Church Fear no more the heat o’ the sun, Nor the furious winter’s rages. – Cymbeline, Act IV Whenever I have trouble getting to sleep, which sometimes happens to people as they get older, I just think about … Continue reading

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Communiversity Day 2018

by Larry Kane, John Miller We had a great turnout by AAAP members and we had an opportunity to speak with, and provide literature to, a lot of attendees. When I had the time, I took a few pictures, shown … Continue reading

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Wiggly Jiggilies

by Ted Frimet or when black holes collide Commercial break. All had a great time, during our AAAP outreach. Three telescopes were present, one manned by Dr David Letcher, the other by Outreach Chair, Gene Allen. The third telescope, my … Continue reading

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The new exoplanet hunter

by Prasad Ganti The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off into space like what has now become a routine launch. This time the payload was a space telescope on a mission, a more powerful set of eyes, peeping into the heavens … Continue reading

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Fiddle Dee Dee

by Ted Frimet Fiddle Dee Dee A complementary portal to an impressionists viewpoint As most know, I am not an astrophotographer. However false coloring does provide some interesting views into deep space by the Hubble Space Telescope. And I had … Continue reading

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luminous distance

by Ted Frimet how to ride a light beam AAAP board member Gene Allen programmed outreach to a Scout Group, for Wednesday night, April 18th, at Bordentown, NJ. No problem, so I thought! These Scouts had an ulterior motive, though. … Continue reading

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