Category Archives: December 2014

From the Director

        by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomy.org  Peyton Hall and Beyond. Our journey through the universe and university continues in December as we meet for the last time (for a while, anyway) in Peyton Hall, which will undergo … Continue reading

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Dr. Vera Gluscevic from Institute for Advanced Studies on December 9, 2014

AAAP’s next meeting and lecture will be on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Peyton Hall.  Our guest speaker will be Institute for Advanced Studies’ Post-Doc Vera Gluscevic. Dr. Gluscevic’s research focuses on using the cosmic microwave background to test … Continue reading

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Minutes of the November 11, 2014 AAAP Meeting

by James Poinsett, Secretary Rex brought the meeting to order at 7:30 and suggested we have the membership vote on the technology proposal for the WC Observatory while most of the members were in attendance. Larry Kane was introduced and … Continue reading

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End-of Season Keyholder Star Party

by Michael Wright To close out another successful season of public nights, keyholders held a star party at the Simpson Observatory observatory on Friday, November 21, 2014.  About 15 keyholders and guests attended, hung out talking astronomy and enjoyed hot … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer The membership renewal count is up to 39, which is 25 % fewer than had renewed at the same time a year ago. Observatory and speaker expenses have thus far been minimal, but our annual insurance … Continue reading

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Landing on a Comet

by Prasad Ganti For the first time a manmade probe landed on a comet. Riding on a spaceship called Rosetta, the probe Philae was launched by ESA (European Space Agency) about a decade ago. Rosetta and Philae traveled four billion … Continue reading

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