Category Archives: April 2013

From the Director

Ludovico D’Angelo, Director Get excited; get motivated. Spring is back; put some spring in your step. We start our public open houses at Washington Crossing on April 5th. This is a great opportunity to become trained as a keyholder. Come … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary Celebration

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Three Decades On the Front Lines of Astrophysics Lecture and Book Signing with Michael Lemonick

by Michael Wright, Secretary Our monthly lectures will continue on Tuesday, April 9 at 8:00 pm in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University Campus. Author Michael Lemonick will discuss his three decades on the front lines of astrophysics. For people … Continue reading

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Get Hitched Up to the Cannon

by Michael Wright AAAP members were elated when the club took possession of its new “Observatory on Wheels”, a 12-inch Meade LX200 ACF mounted on an airdampened Peugeot trailer. Affectionately dubbed “The Cannon” by Saul Moroz who conceived the project, … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair We have two invitations for which we can do our usual star parties. From Elena Nickerson at the Stuart Country Day School: Once again, I would like to arrange a night of star gazing for … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Renewals and new memberships have continued to come in, bringing the total count to 89. I am hopeful for 100 by the end of our fiscal year. At this point – with the observatory rails painted … Continue reading

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March 12, 2013 AAAP Meeting Minutes

by Michael Wright, Secretary The meeting was called to order by Director Ludy D’Angelo. He welcomed everyone to the meeting. Michael Wright, Secretary, introduced the speaker, Dr. Rachel Somerville, Professor of Astrophysics at Rutgers. He congratulated her on the 2013 … Continue reading

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