Category Archives: February 2015

Twenty Years of Astronomy Tips and Tricks

by Michael Wright Members are in for treat at the next club meeting on Feb. 10, 2015. Observatory Chair and mentor to many, Gene Ramsey, will share tips and tricks that he has learned from 20 years of observing at our … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane, Assistant Director  As the liaison from the AAAP to the Washington Crossing Park Association (WCPA), and as a trustee of that organization, I want to invite members and friends of the AAAP to a special event.  On … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano I have sent reminder postcards to members from last year who have not yet renewed, which has this far prompted six renewals. Our membership count is up to 55, which is ten fewer than at the same … Continue reading

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Minutes of the January 2015 AAAP Meeting

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary Larry brought the meeting to order. Jim Poinsett showed the club the Explore Scientific ED127 Apochromatic Refractor w/accessories and case the club received from the recent donation. Kate Otto introduced the speaker Dr. Alan Hirshfeld, Professor of … Continue reading

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Lovejoy to Orion

by Brian Van Liew Mid-December I had a chance to get out under a clear moonless night to do some imaging. It started out as night for imaging comet Lovejoy. I had a map showing its approximate location for each … Continue reading

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Armchair Astrophotography – Messier 74

by Michael Wright There is one other aspect of this pursuit that I also find compelling – a primordial or “spiritual” component that is hard to deny. It is difficult not to be awed by a night under extreme dark … Continue reading

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