Category Archives: December 2015

Moon Occults Venus in the Daytime

by Michael Wright On December 7, 2015, a daytime occultation of Venus by the Moon was visible from most of North and Central America. I observed from my office parking lot at lunchtime using IS binoculars, but member Robert Vanderbei created … Continue reading

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Minutes of the December 2015 meeting of the AAAP

by James Poinsett, Secretary Rex called the meeting to order. Bob Vanderbei showed the club the gif he made using his photographs of the Moon occulting Venus. Rex then showed pictures from the field trip to the US Naval Observatory. … Continue reading

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Navigating to the Moon: a View from the Apollo Guidance Computer – Jan. 12

by Ira Polans, Program Chair The January AAAP meeting will be held on the 12th at 7:30 PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk will be by Frank O’Brien, an expert in spaceflight history, and is … Continue reading

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From the Director

by Rex Parker, PhD  director@princetonastronomy.org Solar Eclipse Triptych by Howard Russell Butler.  Last month before the AAAP speaker dinner, six of us were escorted to an upper floor of the Princeton Firestone Library to see the famed Howard Russell Butler … Continue reading

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