Category Archives: February 2011

From the Director

By Ludovico D’Angelo, Director Snow! And more snow! And very cold! I used to never mind it, but this year it’s bugging me. It’s stopping or delaying many things. Our last meeting canceled (a rarity!), very cold observing nights, very … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

John Church, Program Chair Our January 11th regular meeting was unfortunately snowed out.  Dr. Ken Kremer’s talk on “What’s Beyond For NASA,” which was to have taken place at that meeting, is now scheduled for our May 10th meeting.  We … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Membership has increased by one to 65 members, and a successful outreach effort with the Lawrenceville Elementary School yielded a $100 donation in January.  After the payment of our annual insurance premium – the AAAP’s single largest … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

By David Letcher, Outreach Chair Friday, January 21st was a cold and windy night (with apologies to Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Washington Irving, Charles M. Schulz, Alexandre Dumas, George Sand, and many others who have used similar kitsch phrases.) Many thanks to … Continue reading

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SnippeTs

Compiled by Bryan Hubbard NASA’s LRO Creating Unprecedented Topographic Map of Moon Published: Friday, December 17, 2010 – 17:21 in Astronomy & Space NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is allowing researchers to create the most precise and complete map to date of … Continue reading

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Mars Rovers Celebrate 7th Anniversary on the Red Planet

By Ken Kremer,  AAAP, Spaceflight magazine & The Planetary Society NASA’s twin Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity surely rank as one of the greatest triumphs in the history of space exploration.  Seven years ago this month the dynamic duo landed … Continue reading

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