Author Archives: ST Editors

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Two proposals for vote at Feb 13 meeting. Last year we didn’t hold the Feb meeting because it would be on Valentine’s Day! This time around you have no such excuse (!) so … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The February meeting will be held on the 13th at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is by Paul Halpern on his book “The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler … Continue reading

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January 9, 2018 Meeting Minutes

by Victor Davis on behalf of Jim Poinsett, Secretary Minutes of the January 2018 meeting of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton Director Rex Parker opened the meeting by challenging members to spot several new comets well placed for observation … Continue reading

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Jupiter & Mars

by John Giles I just happened to catch a SKY & TELESCOPE note on the Jupiter/Mars conjunction on January 6th and 7th. It sounded too good to pass up, so I set my alarm for 5:30 AM on the 7th … Continue reading

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How to haul tail

by Theodore R. Frimet baby its cold outside Before our end of season, our Observatory Chair hosted a couple of school aged teenagers that needed to make celestial observations on a particular Friday night. Skipping ahead from the experiences of … Continue reading

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Comet 2016 R2 (PANSTARRS)

by Rex Parker A group of AAAP members met at the Observatory Jan 19 to seek comet 2016 R2 with the Mallincam/5″refractor. They succeeded in this challenge – which took some skill as the comet was very faint, TheSkyX reporting … Continue reading

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Black Holes

by Prasad Ganti An episode of Nova titled “Black Holes” was aired recently on PBS (pbs.org). The latest issue of Scientific American carried an article by Priyamvada Natarajan on the same subject. The author was also featured on the Nova … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan The biggest space missions in 2018 Next year is already overflowing with exciting missions to space. NASA is launching a new lander to Mars, as well as a spacecraft that will get closer to … Continue reading

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