Author Archives: ST Editors

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org Transits and much more Last meeting of the year coming up at Peyton Hall. See Ira’s section for more about the next guest speaker. It’s been another year of great presentations and … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

by Ira Polans The December meeting of the AAAP will be held on the 10th at 7:30 PM in the auditorium of Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is on Gamma-ray Bursts: Unraveling the mystery of the … Continue reading

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An Outreach Scope Takes Shape

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair At the NJAA flea market in High Bridge, Dave Skitt and I agreed with Tom Swords in purchasing a used Orion ED80 refractor for use as an Outreach scope. A few years ago I had … Continue reading

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Minutes of the November 12, 2019 AAAP Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary ● Director Rex Parker opened the meeting, 7:30PM. Presented current events affecting the AAAP. This included various club activities (key holder procedures, field trips, outreach, guest speakers). ● Guest speaker Josh Winn, Princeton University Department of … Continue reading

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this side of the truth

by Theodore R. Frimet you may not see The Martian Conundrum. Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (CO2), seasonally freezes and coalesces into frozen ice, on the Martian poles. What should follow is that all gases will similarly ice up. That is, when … Continue reading

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Two out of three ain’t bad

by Ralph Marantino In 1994 I journeyed to the lighthouse at the Atlantic Highlands. In the dark I set up three optical units. First a Tele Vue Genesis SDF 101mm refractor with a Thousand Oaks glass white light solar filter. … Continue reading

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Mercury Rising

by Theodore R. Frimet of mice and bears Needless to say, do not look directly at the Sun. Do not put filters on an eyepiece and look thru it. In either of these cases, you will be permanently blinded. Let’s … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Scientists find ‘monster’ black hole Before now, scientists did not think it was possible for a stellar black hole to have a mass larger than 20 times that of the sun, an approximation based … Continue reading

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