Category Archives: February 2014

What Went Bang in the Night?

by Michael Wright Serendipitously, Prof. Craig Wheeler of the University of Texas will be in Princeton on Tuesday, February 11 and has agreed to speak to AAAP about the current supernova in M82.  AAAP is jointly sponsoring this meeting with … Continue reading

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From the Director

by Jeff Bernardis, Director I’ve never been one to be into the cosmology aspects of our hobby, particularly in the areas dealing with general relativity.  Some of the concepts are really paradoxical to think about, although I can appreciate the … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair Another successful star party was held last week during the evening of January 23rd. It was a well-attended science night at Antheil Elementary School in Ewing Township. As it was extremely cold that night, we … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Paid membership for the 2013-14 fiscal year has climbed to 67.  In dollar terms, membership revenue is exactly the same as it was a year ago at this time.  My goal is for us to reach … Continue reading

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Business Meeting Minutes – January 14, 2014

Submitted by Mary Hays The meeting was called to order at 9:23 p.m. by President Jeff Bernardis Larry Kane, Assistant Director, reported that he has volunteered to be the club’s representative to the Friends of Washington Crossing State Park, NJ.  … Continue reading

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The Universal Dream

A Poem by Alison Lu Shall the darkness of the world envelop you in the cold silence of the night. Shall the whispering owls lull you to sleep. Shall you remain, undisturbed by the din of the future. Shall the … Continue reading

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My Respects to Fred Hoyle

by Prasad Ganti One of the human weakness is to get carried away with the negatives associated with a human being and not make a balanced assessment of one’s capabilities. Something similar happened to Fred Hoyle, the great astrophysicist. He … Continue reading

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