Category Archives: September 2015

Minutes of the September 2015 Meeting of the AAAP

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary The meeting was called to order by the director at 7:30 pm. Rex talked briefly about two upcoming events: Jersey Starquest, Sept 11-13, (since cancelled due to poor viewing conditions) Club picnic and auction October 18, … Continue reading

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PPPL Colloquia and Saturday Science Series

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is resuming their colloquia series with some topics of interest to AAAP members. October 21, 2015, 4:00pm to 5:30pm Reconnection at the Dayside Magnetopause from MMS Dr. James Burch Southwest Research Institute   November 12, 2015, … Continue reading

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Snippets

Compiled by Michael Wright and David Kaplan Evidence of liquid water on Mars: Scientists looked to dark streaks that form each summer on the slopes of Martian mountains, craters and canyons. NYTimes.com Telescope promising insight into universe’s origins  As India launches … Continue reading

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From the Director

by Rex Parker, PhD Return to Peyton Hall! After completing HVAC renovations and moving the entire Astrophysics Department back into Peyton Hall, Princeton University has graciously accepted our request to return to the Peyton Hall Auditorium for the new season. … Continue reading

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Measuring and Modeling Variability in Quasars and Blazars

by Ira Polans, Program Chair The first talk of the 2015-2016 season marks our return to Peyton Hall. The meeting will be held on September 8 at 7:30 PM. The talk is entitled “Measuring and Modeling Variability in Quasars and … Continue reading

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Star Quest 2015 – September 11 – 13

StarQuest is on for September 11 – 13, 2015 at Hope Conference Center in Hope, New Jersey! This year’s event will continue the simplifying trend of recent years with a focus on observing and socializing, and with significantly lower costs … Continue reading

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