Category Archives: Sidereal Times

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Dark Skies, Our Eyes, and Outdoor Lighting. Nearly three-fourths of all Americans reside under skies where the Milky Way is not visible. It’s natural as we age to lose some night sky acuity, … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The November AAAP meeting will be held on the 14th at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is by James Chen on his book “Astronomy for Older Eyes”. This month we are … Continue reading

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October 10, 2017 Meeting Minutes

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary Minutes of the October 2017 Meeting of the AAAP • Rex called the meeting to order at 7:30 • Two speakers for the evening     –  Arshad Jiliani showed the video he compiled of the trip … Continue reading

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Videos of Total Solar Eclipse taken by AAAP members.

Total Eclipse Story 2017 – by Arshad Jilani The sky and horizon at totality – submitted by Joy Saxena, shot by Pallavi Narain Time lapse video of the sky before, during and after totality – submitted by Joy Saxena, shot … Continue reading

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Gravity Waves and the Higgs Boson

by Prasad Ganti Gravity waves have been in the news for the last two years or so. Firstly, when the hundred year old prediction of Albert Einstein came true. Gravity waves were discovered when two black holes collapsed into one, … Continue reading

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Fortuna ipsa muta

by Ted Frimet sheer dumb luck Not everything is as it seems. And sometimes, despite months or years of amateur training, a gain in insight can be chalked up to “sheer dumb luck”. As most of our AAAP club members … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Astronomers Strike Gravitational Gold In Colliding Neutron Stars For the first time, scientists have caught two neutron stars in the act of colliding, revealing that these strange smashups are the source of heavy elements … Continue reading

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