Category Archives: January 2012

From the Director

by Ludovico D’Angelo, Director AAA Greetings from sunny California. Hope every one is having, or had a great holiday season. We started our vacation by arriving in San Diego and I am writing this currently in Oakhurst. This week I … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

Submitted by Michael Wright for Ken Levy, Program Chair Last month Dr. Gaspar Bakos of Princeton’s Astrophysical Sciences Department gave a fascinating and entertaining talk on his discovery of transiting extrasolar planets with the globe-spanning Hungarian Automated Telescope Network. AAAP’s … Continue reading

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December 13, 2011 AAAP Meeting

Submitted by Michael Wright for Larry Kane, Secretary The meeting was called to order by Assistant Director Jeff Bernardis. Sidereal Times: Co-Editor Michael Wright announced that the deadline for the January issue is December 28, 2011. Outreach: Chair David Letcher … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair Greetings everyone. I hope your holiday season is going well. Have you noticed the days are getting longer? Our next star party will be held on Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Hopewell Elementary Science … Continue reading

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Poet’s Corner

Submitted by David Kaplan                                                             CANIS MAJOR                                                             The great Overdog,                                                             That heavenly beast                                                             With a star in one eye,                                                             Gives a leap in the east.                                                             He dances upright                                                             All the way to the west,                                                             And never once drops                                                             On his forefeet … Continue reading

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Snippets

Some Nearby Young Stars May Be Much Older Than Previously Thought Published: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 – 15:37 in Astronomy & Space Low in the south in the summer sky shines the constellation Scorpius and the bright, red super giant … Continue reading

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Opportunity Finds Powerful Evidence for Ancient Liquid Water on Mars

by Dr. Ken Kremer NASA’s long lived Opportunity rover has discovered the most scientifically compelling evidence yet for the flow of liquid water on ancient Mars. The startling revelation comes in the form of a bright vein of the mineral … Continue reading

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