Monthly Archives: June 2018

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Members Night at Observatory Saturday, June 16. Hoping third time is a charm after clouds and rain washed us out on May 12 and May 19. Mark your calendar for a Members Night … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The June meeting of the AAAP, and our last until next September, will take place on June 12th at the http://www.state.nj.us/state/museum/ in Trenton. The meeting starts at 7:30 PM. In addition to our normal club meeting, attendees … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

Gene Allen, Outreach Chair Upcoming Outreach Events Response to requests for AAAP member support has recently blossomed. We have good numbers for our Solar Observation session, held annually at the Nature Center on Memorial Day weekend and jointly with Washington … Continue reading

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May 8, 2018 Meeting Minutes

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary Minutes of the May 8, 2018 of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton Director Rex Parker called the meeting to order and called upon the nominating committee to run the election of the board of directors. … Continue reading

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momma’s red shoe

by Ted Frimet momma’s red shoe Wow! It wasn’t too long ago when I joined an astronomy forum, at Google+. And yes, the name of the forum is “Astronomy”. Therein lay over 24,000 members; of which there are a dozen … Continue reading

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let there be light

by Dave Skitt let there be light Let there be light! And it was good. You may believe from the title that I will be writing about the beginning of the universe, some formula for the speed of light or … Continue reading

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Thunderbird and the seven girls

by Ted Frimet Thunderbird and the seven girls Thunderbird and his seven girls grew up to know dark skies. Their view was a serene night time walk-about. Every evening, they would naked eye peer into the blackness. Then they would … Continue reading

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From the human eye to AI

by Prasad Ganti From the human eye to AI It all started with humans observing points of light in the sky with their naked eyes. The quest to understand our planet earth, our solar system, our galaxy, and ultimately the … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan InSight Diary: Mars mission ready to rumble The InSight mission will investigate the interior structure and composition of Mars. Prof Tom Pike from Imperial College London is part of the science team on the … Continue reading

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