Category Archives: Sidereal Times

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Welcome to the Mid-Summer 2018 Edition of Sidereal Times, the official publication of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton. We hope you’re enjoying the summer and getting a chance to do some astronomy … Continue reading

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From the Treasurer

By Michael Mitrano The income statements and balance sheet below show the AAAP’s financial results for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2018, and the AAAP’s financial position at the beginning and the end of the year. The … Continue reading

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Field Trip

by Richard Sherman Mt. Lemmon Digital SLR Wide-Field Photo Class WHO: minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 AAAP members for a private class with Sean Parker, professional photographer. WHAT: Digital SLR wide-field private photographic class WHEN: TBD, new moon; … Continue reading

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ring around the rosies

by Ted Frimet ring around the rosies carmen sandiego ? A few months ago, AAAP Program Chair, Ira Polans, invited Dr. James Lowenthal of Smith College to lecture our club on a Tuesday night, in Princeton. Dr. Lowenthal wooed us … Continue reading

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Blazing Saddles!

by Ted Frimet Blazing Saddles! Astra inclinant, sed non obligant. In the Verge(1), Loren Grush reports neutrino detection from a Blazar, as does author Daniel Clery in this weeks Science(2). Good articles, easy to read and learned a pant-lode. I … Continue reading

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man bites dog

by Ted Frimet man bites dog There comes a time in every amateur astronomers life, when they have to come to terms with real astronomy. I used to be fond of saying, from time to time, that “real men eat … Continue reading

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The Space Barons

by Prasad Ganti The Space Barons “The Space Barons” is a book by Christian Davenport. It is the story of how the four billionaires are taking on the mantle of space exploration. To fill a void left by NASA. In … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by Nasa spacecraft Scientists say they have found evidence of dunes of frozen methane on Pluto. Pluto’s atmosphere was believed to be too thin to create the features … Continue reading

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