Monthly Archives: September 2019

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org New Season Begins Sept 10. A very big thanks go to the Dept of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, for their support and especially the provision of Peyton Hall auditorium for our meetings … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

by Ira Polans The first meeting of the season will be held on September 10 at 7:30 PM in the auditorium of Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is on the “Engineering the Measurement of the Hubble … Continue reading

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Outreach Blotter

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair The support our member have given for the summer push has been great, and now it is winding down, with only a few presentations remaining. At 7 pm on Wednesday, September 4, Victor Davis will … Continue reading

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Minutes of the August 8, 2019 AAAP Board Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary Rex Parker called meeting to order at 7:30 PM AAAP online member survey synopsis was reviewed. Member participation at the observatory, percentage of member scope owners/regular users, AAAP name change (Board decided to keep “Amateur,” rather … Continue reading

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NJAA’s 3rd Annual Open House and Astronomy Flea-market

by Michael Franzyshen, New Jersey Astronomical Association The New Jersey Astronomical Association’s (NJAA) 3rd Annual Open House and Astronomy Flea-market is on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at their observatory in High Bridge, NJ. Hours are: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. … Continue reading

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Simple Astrophotography

by Larry Kane I took this picture with my cell phone, hand held with lots of light pollution nearby. It is touched up a bit with Photo Shop. I wanted the members to see that astrophotography can be achieved with … Continue reading

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Solving the gravitation problem

by John Church I posed a gravitation problem in the May Sidereal Times. The problem was to find the time that it would take for two nonmagnetic cubes, 4 cm on an edge, with masses of 1 kilogram each, originally … Continue reading

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Starchild

by Theodore R. Frimet No Taurus We spoke. We speak often with those we outreach, under the night sky. It is an impermanent relationship. One that is marked by conversation, sight and awe. Among the two-way talks that glanced thru … Continue reading

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