Category Archives: April 2015

Minutes of the April 2015 Meeting of the AAAP

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary Rex called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. and made a few announcements before the lecture: Saturday May 16th will be a members only night at the observatory. There will be a club trip to Cherry Valley State … Continue reading

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UACNJ Astronomy Day – May 9, 2015

Astronomy Day 2015 – Saturday May 9th Free Astronomy Presentations and Solar Observing* North East Branch of Warren County Library 40 US Highway 46 West, Hackettstown, NJ 908-813-3858 1 PM – General Astronomy, Matt Heiss, NWJAA 2 PM – Meteorites, Walter … Continue reading

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From the Director

by Rex Parker, PhD, Director       Upcoming AAAP Events. Over its five decades our organization has approached amateur astronomy by combining great science presentations by the pros, hands-on telescopic observation, and science advocacy and outreach. To keep the … Continue reading

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Minutes of the March 2015 AAAP Meeting

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary Rex welcomed everyone, gave a brief preview of the meeting topics and introduced John Miller. John then introduced the speaker for the evening Dr. Andy Goulding. It was announced the next board meeting will be on … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Our membership count is now at 84 – about 10% below our count at the same time last year. Our recent purchase of the Mallincam brought expenses for the year-to-date up the level of revenue, so … Continue reading

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UACNJ Resumes Saturday Evening Programs

Join UACNJ for a free program at our facilities in Jenny Jump State Forest every Saturday evening from April 4 to October 31. Our free Saturday evening programs begin at 8:00 PM. Following a lecture on an astronomy-related topic, the public is … Continue reading

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From the Observatory Co-Chairs

by David Skitt, Observatory Co-Chair The Hasting-Byrne refractor has been successfully mounted to the “new” Paramount ME mount and the existing cast iron pier! The roll-off roof clears the mount with just over an inch to spare. Keyholders, please be … Continue reading

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Wanted: Hydrogen-Alpha Scope

by Michael Wright I received this message from our friends Pat and Mary Hayes. Can anyone help them out? Hi Mike, Pat and I were reflecting on what an outstanding club the AAAP is.  It is only when we are … Continue reading

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