Category Archives: February 2019

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Open space, dark skies, and the stars. According to a recent study of satellite-based luminance measurements across the globe (Falchi et al., Sci Adv 2016, The new world atlas of artificial night sky … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The February meeting of the AAAP will be held on the 12th at 7:30PM in the auditorium (Room 145) of Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus The featured talk is by Gino Serge on his book … Continue reading

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January 2019 meeting minutes

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary Minutes of the January 2019 Meeting of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton After the lecture by Frank Reed on Celestial Navigation, Larry called the meeting to order. Reports from the chairs of the departments: Program … Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse

For more pictures of the Lunar Eclipse by Robert Vanderbei follow the link below. Lunar Eclipse by Robert Vanderbei The following picture by Matthew Oechsner

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Fireball event during the lunar eclipse

by Luisa Villani-Gong For those witnessing the January 20, 2019 lunar eclipse in the New Jersey area there was an added treat: a fireball event. At approximately 10:48 p.m. local time, a fireball fell in the skies south west of … Continue reading

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The Carrington Event

by David W. Letcher The Carrington Event AKA The Solar Storm of 1859 I became aware of the Carrington Event while watching National Geographic’s TV program entitled “Mission To The Sun” which I recorded on November 26, 2018 and watched … Continue reading

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The hair rides the string

by Theodore R. Frimet Observation and perception There are regular and predictable motions of a galaxy’s spiral arm. On our carousel ride through our neck of cosmos, we typically move altogether. What perplexes me, the most, however, is the bumpy … Continue reading

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string of pearls…

by Theodore R. Frimet …and puddle ducks A while ago, I acquired a Swift phase contrast microscope. It became a replacement for my failed attempt to revive a binocular, standard light version. It did not, however, replace my single ocular … Continue reading

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