Category Archives: February 2017

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director AAAP ends observatory operation at UACNJ. For the past year and longer, we have been considering the fate of our club’s observatory at the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey observatory site at … Continue reading

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No meeting on February 14, 2017. Happy Valentine’s Day

by Ira Polans, Program Chair Since the next meeting is on February 14 which is Valentine’s Day we’ve decided not to hold the meeting. I can report that the program committee is continuing its work to find speakers for the … Continue reading

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Minutes of the January 18th AAAP Board Meeting

by James Poinsett, Secretary • Rex called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm • A brief overview of 2016’s accomplishments and 2017’s objectives was presented. • The main topic of the evening was next, what to do about the … Continue reading

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Minutes of the January 10, 2017 AAAP Meeting

by James Poinsett, Secretary Minutes of the January 2017 meeting of the AAAP • The meeting was called to order at 7:30 • Rex briefly listed some objective for the club for 2017     o Continuation of the outstanding lectures … Continue reading

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End of an era; potential new beginnings…

by Dave Skitt It was a gloomy day on January 21, 2017, when Bill Murray, my wife, Jennifer, and I, made a trip up to AAAP’s former observatory within the UACNJ consortium of observatories in Jenny Jump State Forest. Yes, … Continue reading

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Solar filter crafted for historic telescope

by Dave Skitt In early 2016, knowledge of the approaching May 9th Mercury transit and the absence of a suitable solar filter for our club’s historic, 6¼-inch Hastings-Byrne refractor, prompted me, as observatory co-chair, to look for a solution. Protruding … Continue reading

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