Category Archives: Sidereal Times

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Remote Astro-Imaging Proposal for Members Are you ready to move beyond the eyepiece and start doing astrophotography yourself? Would you like to be able to take awe-inspiring astro-images that impress your family and … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane, Assistant Director I have two brief items of import to the AAAP membership that need updating. The first is the status of our group purchase of AAAP logo shirts and hats. At this writing, the order is … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The June meeting of the AAAP, and our last until next September, will take place on June 13th at the Planetarium of the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. The meeting starts at 7:30 PM. In addition … Continue reading

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Double Dating

by Theodore R. Frimet Are Mizar and Alcor sexting? Mizar was presented to us as an optical double star, by NJ State Planetarium staffer and professional astronomer Bill Murray, at our Bright Spring Deep Sky Objects (DSO) presentation at the … Continue reading

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Exoplanets

by Prasad Ganti In the last decade or so, there has been lot of excitement around the discovery of exoplanets, that is the planets outside of our solar system. An interesting book on this topic has been “Exoplanets” by Michael … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan NASA’s Jupiter Mission Reveals the ‘Brand-New and Unexpected’ The top and bottom of Jupiter are pockmarked with a chaotic mélange of swirls that are immense storms hundreds of miles across. The planet’s interior core … Continue reading

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