Daily Archives: May 1, 2019

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org May 14 Meeting – Election of Officers. Once again we’ve come around in our orbit to the election point for the Board of Trustees. Actually it’s the re-election point, since each of … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

by Ira Polans The May meeting will be held on the 14th at 7:30PM in the auditorium (Room 145) of Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The May talk was chosen as a good way to end the 2018-2019 … Continue reading

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Outreach Blotter

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair Last month, as I scrambled to submit yet another delinquent article (!), I neglected to report on the excellent showing our members made at an Outreach Event in Plainsboro back in March. Once again an … Continue reading

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April 2019 meeting minutes

by Jim Poinsett Sr. Minutes of the April 9th meeting of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton Rex called the meeting to order and Ira introduced the speakers for the evening, Gino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin and their lecture titled … Continue reading

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A gravitational challenge

by John Church The AAAP has members who enjoy science and math challenges. I invite all who are interested to try their hands at this one. Consider two identical, homogeneous, nonmagnetic cubes, each having a mass of 1 kg, measuring … Continue reading

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amateur tested

by Thedore R. Frimet save the universe one life at a time I am getting ready to embark on a mission. A deep space, fly-by, that has been tested, and retested by the best of the best, of the best. … Continue reading

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When enough is enough

by Theodore R. Frimet to teet, or not to teet? that is the question I had entered an order into eBay a few weeks ago. It was for a slide study on meiosis. The seller had access to slides, presumably … Continue reading

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The picture of a black hole

by Prasad Ganti In January 2019, I wrote an article on radio astronomy in which I mentioned a recent book titled “Einstein’s Shadow” by Seth Fletcher. The book talked about photographing black holes and why it is very difficult to … Continue reading

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