Daily Archives: November 4, 2019

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org November 12 Meeting I’m back in Jersey after an exhilarating African safari last month, and am looking forward to seeing a good turnout at Peyton Hall Nov 12 for the presentation by … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane I am putting together a AAAP member and member family field trip to the InfoAge Science and History Center located in Wall, New Jersey. This is the home of an operational 60 foot radio telescope. Our tour … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

by Ira Polans The November meeting of the AAAP will be held on the 12th at 7:30 PM in the auditorium of Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is on The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite by Professor … Continue reading

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Outreach Wrapup

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair It has been an amazing year. If it had not been so frantic at times, better records would have yielded better summary data. Some details may yet be recaptured from emails. It would have been … Continue reading

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Minutes of the October 8, 2019 AAAP General Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary Assistant Director Larry Kane opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. AAAP overview and upcoming events schedule were discussed. Prasad Ganti then introduced the guest lecturer – member John Church Larry reminded the group about the upcoming … Continue reading

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Mercury Transit at the Observatory on November 11, 2019

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Cosmology and Exoplanets

by Prasad Ganti The Nobel prize in Physics for 2019 was announced for two separate advances. One was for Cosmology which moulded our view of the Universe over the last five decades. The second advance was the discovery of planets … Continue reading

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white dwarf – black hole

by Theodore Frimet oh my! Ok. I’ll take what I can get. It is a dangerous thing to shout out a Hypothesis. Especially when professional scientists are doing the math, and writing their journal entries. And then you find a … Continue reading

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The Einstein Cross

by Theodore R. Frimet How to measure a Gravitational Lens The daily commute to backfill, in Norristown, sometimes has me waiting in the off-ramp. Car is idle, and I spy a bird on the left shoulder. She sits atop a … Continue reading

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The Milner Experiment

by Theodore R. Frimet Ok. I am going to actually write about the Milgram Experiment (2). That was where volunteers gave shocks to people. The shocks were make-believe, and the persons receiving the shocks faked their pain and suffering. A … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Nobel physics prize Three scientists have been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for “ground-breaking” discoveries about the Universe. James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz were announced as this year’s winners at … Continue reading

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