Monthly Archives: June 2019

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org June 11 Meeting (7:30pm) – at the NJ State Museum Planetarium. We’ve come to the last meeting of our “academic” season, to be held at the NJ State Museum Planetarium in Trenton. … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane Recently, a fellow board member of Astronomy and Science Club from my retirement community brought to my attention an intriguing New Jersey site. Though, at the time of this writing, I have not had an opportunity to … 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 11th at the Planetarium of the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. The meeting starts at 7:30 PM. In addition … Continue reading

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Outreach Blotter

Gene Allen, Outreach Chair Every Outreach Event is an opportunity for EVERY Member to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for things astronomical, not just those who have a telescope. Come out to see what these events are all about, log … Continue reading

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Summer Library Presentations

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair As the song goes, “The heat is on!” With the State of New Jersey proclaiming a summer reading program theme of “A Universe of Stories,” we have experienced a deluge of requests. More distant libraries … Continue reading

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Member Night at Simpson Observatory!

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair Have you been enjoying the wonderful speakers but feeling uncomfortable or intimidated about visiting the Observatory? Not worth making the drive or staying up late to look at dim fuzzies? Time to shake that off … Continue reading

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Minutes of the May 2019 meeting of the AAAP

by James Poinsett Sr. ♦ Rex opened the meeting and welcomed everyone. He then talked about the Apollo memorabilia he brought and put on display. He also brought a telescope to look at the Apollo landing sites after the meeting. … Continue reading

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Minutes of the May 28, 2019 AAAP Board Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary • Director Rex Parker brought the meeting to order at 7:40 PM • Rex Parker, Director; Larry Kane, Assistant Director; Michael Mitrano, Treasurer; John Miller, Secretary; Ira Polans, Program Chair; David and Jennifer Skitt, Observatory co-chairs; … Continue reading

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water water everywhere

by Theodore R. Frimet but not a drop to drink More than two years ago, when I first became interested in Amateur Astronomy, a co-worker and I were vying to figure out where all the Earth bound water had come … Continue reading

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Space Pioneers

by Prasad Ganti July 19, 2019 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. In all, twelve men walked on the surface of the moon over the three year timesoan. And no one did it after that. The … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan The man who made Einstein world-famous It is hard to imagine a time when Albert Einstein’s name was not recognised around the world. But even after he finished his theory of relativity in 1915, … Continue reading

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