Category Archives: April 2014

From the Director

By Jeff Bernardis, Director Well – another once in a lifetime opportunity to see an astronomical event, and another disappointment. This time, of course, it was the occultation of Regulus – the subject of last month’s meeting – that was … Continue reading

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Imaging the Universe

by Surabhi Agarwal, Co-editor Spring is finally here. Amateur astronomers can now rejoice in the fact that they can look up at the sky without being part of the film “Frozen”. It is time to take out your cameras and … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Member renewals continue to come in; our member count at this writing is 93 and closing in on my personal goal of 100. Dues at this point in our fiscal year are 5% ahead of the … Continue reading

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Minutes of the March 11, 2014 AAAP Meeting

By Michael Wright, Secretary Director Jeff Bernardis opened the meeting.  Program Chair Kate Otto introduced the speaker for the evening, Ted Blank of the International Occultation Timing Association.  Ted presented an engaging talk called Chasing Shadows for Planetary Science.  On March … Continue reading

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Minutes of the March 19, 2014 AAAP Board Meeting

by Michael Wright, Secretary Attendees: Director Jeff Bernardis, Assistant Director Larry Kane, Treasurer Michael Mitrano, Program Chair Kate Otto, Secretary Michael Wright, Observatory Co-chairs Jennifer and David Skitt, John Church, Kevin Mooney, Bill Murray and Gene Ramsey. Director Jeff Bernardis … Continue reading

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Gravity

by Prasad Ganti “Gravity”, the science fiction movie released a few months back, won accolades at the Oscar awards ceremony this year. It won 7 academy awards-for Best Visual effects, Best Sound mixing, Best Sound editing, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, … Continue reading

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The Pearl of Time

A Poem by Alison Lu In the darkness of the world. We have one savior. The pearl in the sky. The clock that marks the day and night. Surrounded by the dew of the universe. The twinkling diamonds. You might … Continue reading

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A visit to the National Navy UDT – Seal Museum

by David Kaplan While in Florida these past few weeks, my wife and I, at the suggestion of a friend, visited The National Navy UDT – Seal Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida. UDT, stands for Underwater Demolition Team. If you’ve … Continue reading

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