Category Archives: April 2019

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org From Stone to Star. The relationship of stars to common earthly things is closer than one might think. Advances in astrophysics over the past century have revised the story of geology by … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

by Ira Polans The April meeting of the AAAP will be held on the 9th at 7:30PM in the auditorium (Room 145) of Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The featured talk is by Gino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin … Continue reading

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Outreach Blotter

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair David Letcher, our former, longtime Outreach Chair, served as Event Lead for an Outreach Event in Hopewell on March 22. His report on the Event is as follows: “Well, we continued our tradition of giving … Continue reading

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March 2019 meeting minutes

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary Minutes of the March 2019 Meeting of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton Rex opened the meeting and welcomed our new members. He then introduced Ira, the Program Chair. Ira introduced the evening’s speaker Dr. Scott … Continue reading

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The Earth as a Peppercorn

by Victor Davis The Earth as a Peppercorn Seeking a “Gee Whiz” Moment With spring comes an upwelling in our club’s outreach activities, from Friday night star parties at the observatory to on-site presentations at schools, libraries, and other venues. … Continue reading

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The weight of Water

by Theodore R. Frimet The Weight of Water fundy tides, tidal friction, and Einstein I ordered a copy of the Observer’s Handbook 2019, back a few months ago. I was pretty stoked that The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) … Continue reading

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How vast is our Solar system ?

How vast is our solar system ? We know that the Sun is at the center of the solar system. How far does it extend ? The outer edge of the solar system has been extending since the ancient times … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Planet Jupiter: Spectacular picture of Jupiter’s storms This beautiful picture of Jupiter was assembled from three separate images acquired by Nasa’s Juno spacecraft as it made another of its close passes of the gas … Continue reading

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