Category Archives: December 2016

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Reflecting over the past year in AAAP. As we head toward solstice and the conclusion of 2016 a look into the mirror seems appropriate. It’s been an honor for me to continue to … Continue reading

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The Other 95%: Revealing the Dark Universe – Dec. 13, 2016 Lecture

by Ira Polans, Program Chair The December AAAP club meeting will be held on December 13 at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The night’s talk is titled “The Other 95%: Revealing the Dark Universe” by Dr. … Continue reading

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Minutes of the November 8, 2016 Meeting of the AAAP

by James Poinsett, Secretary • Rex called the meeting to order and outlined the agenda for the evening. He also read a letter to the club from Gene Ramsey’s widow. • After the lecture StarQuest 2016 was discussed. There were … Continue reading

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Moon Over Mexico

 

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Telescope That ‘Ate Astronomy’ Is on Track to Surpass Hubble Like the petals of a 20-foot sunflower seeking the light, the 18 hexagonal mirrors that make up the heart of NASA’s James Webb Space … Continue reading

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Cosmic Fireworks

by Prasad Ganti Stars are born, they live, and then they die. Like any living beings. They are born when lot of gas and dust comes together under the influence of gravity and a nuclear furnace gets lit. Hydrogen powers … Continue reading

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