Monthly Archives: September 2018

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org New Season Begins Sept 11. AAAP will resume regular monthly meetings on Tuesday Sept 11 (7:30 pm) at Peyton Hall, home of Princeton University Dept of Astrophysical Sciences. Several new members have … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans Welcome back to the new season of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton! The September AAAP meeting is on the 11th at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is on the “Spectroscopy … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

Y’all come out now! Gene Allen, Outreach Chair Upcoming Outreach Events It would be great if more of our Members – with or without their own hardware – mixed it up at our Outreach Events and Public Nights. Bring your … Continue reading

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NJ Astronomical Association – Open House & Flea Market – Saturday – Sept. 29, 2018

The New Jersey Astronomical Association (NJAA) is planning an Open House and Astronomy Flea-market on Saturday, September 29, 2018 (rain date – Oct. 6) at their observatory – Voorhees State Park, High Bridge, NJ. Event hours are: 10:00 AM – … Continue reading

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Planetary Photography in the Film Era

by John Church Planetary Photography in the Film Era Back in the 1970’s (BC = “Before Computers”) I had my own modest home darkroom and did a lot of film developing and B&W printing. I was greatly helped in this … Continue reading

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I got burned

by Ted Frimet I got burned clouds, sun and the fabric of space-time Well, I was out late last night, with my 12” Dobsonian, and my feral cat Priss. She was a good girl, and stayed aloof, while the local … Continue reading

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That Shooting Star!

This is why my wishes were never fulfilled!

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Say Hello to Mars

July’s last week was a boon to Mars lovers. Mars, at its closest approach came at a distance of 35.8 million miles to Earth. It was hard to miss in the sky from July 27 to July 30. Its closest … Continue reading

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