Category Archives: April 2020

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org Astronomy in the Time of Coronavirus AAAP’s operations at both Peyton Hall on campus and the Observatory at Washington Crossing State Park are closed until the coronavirus crisis normalizes and group gatherings … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

by Ira Polans, Program Chair All monthly club meetings have been cancelled due to Princeton University closing its campus and the need to social distance. I have reached out to the speakers affected by the cancellation (March, April, and May) … Continue reading

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Observatory Public Nights Postponed. Our Skies Remain Open

by Dave Skitt, Observatory Chairperson The State of New Jersey closed our public state park buildings. This is part of the COVID 19 virus response. AAAP delayed the opening of our observatory for Friday Night Public Observing for your safety. This delay will remain in effect until … Continue reading

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Nominations for AAAP Officers for 2020-21

by John Church, Nominations Chair Dear Members, Director Rex Parker has kindly asked me to serve as Nominations Chair for our upcoming May election. I am therefore very pleased to report that all of our present officers have agreed to … Continue reading

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Freeman J. Dyson: A Personal Remembrance

by John Church The Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton joins the world in mourning the passing of renowned mathematical physicist and noted author Freeman J. Dyson on February 28 of this year at the age of 96. Freeman, an Emeritus Professor … Continue reading

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Gene’s Tele Vue Baseball Cap

by Dave Skitt Observatory Chairperson Gene’s Tele Vue Baseball Cap To keep the memory of Gene Ramsey alive, I wrote a short piece about Gene and his Tele Vue baseball cap. It was posted in Tele Vue’s February 2020 Blog.

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Novice EAA Imager Captures Rare, Unseen Astronomical Phenomenon

by Dave Skitt, Observatory Chairperson If you’ve been reading my emails lately, you know that Dr. Rex Parker, PhD, and I conducted a Keyholder training session on Sunday, March 8, 2020.  We focused on the clubs’ expanding Electronically Assisted Astronomy … Continue reading

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At Home in A Dome

by William Murray Since I’m stuck at home for the foreseeable future (as is everyone else in the world) I decided that astronomy is the best occupation for my time. Here are the results of some imaging I’ve been doing. … Continue reading

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AutoFiLX200

by Theodore R Frimet shrimp gumbo Tasty little morsel, if you’re not going Vegan. I have been off the reservation for quite a few months. I’d got a hankering for shrimp gumbo for my telescope. You know, the Meade LX200 … Continue reading

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COVID 19

by Theodore R Frimet a time for a view Ah, my friend Behold the antiquity of a virus Cast upon this earth. Spewed before the great waters of life Like a thief traveling silent in the night And death does … Continue reading

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