Daily Archives: September 3, 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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Flying towards the Sun

by Prasad Ganti Flying towards the Sun Sun, the source of energy for our planetary system, has been an object of reverence since times immemorial. The relentless quest to understand what goes on in the Sun which causes so much … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft reaches cosmic ‘diamond’ A Japanese spacecraft has arrived at its target – an asteroid shaped like a diamond or, according to some, a spinning top…more Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With … Continue reading

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