Category Archives: January 2015

From the Director

        by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomy.org  Help Make 2015 a Great Year for Astronomy! We have several projects and opportunities in motion to help make this the most meaningful, accessible, and really fun year ever for astronomy … Continue reading

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From Backyard to Mountaintop: The Adventures of History’s Best Worst Telescope

by Michael Wright Our first meeting of the new year will be on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in a new location:  Bowen Hall (see Princeton campus maps for building and parking locations).  Alan Hirshfeld, Professor of Physics at the University … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer The membership renewal count has crept up to 46, which is 16 % fewer than had renewed at the same time a year ago. I will be sending reminder postcards to those who have not yet … Continue reading

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Minutes of the December 2014 Meeting

by James Poinsett, Secretary Rex opened the meeting at 7:30 and asked members to tell about any astronomy related activities Gene talked about how he witnessed the launch of the Orion capsule Rex went to the “Starstruck” exhibition at the … Continue reading

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Update on the Hastings-Byrne Refractor

by John Church At the December AAAP meeting, Gene Ramsey, Dave and Jen Skitt, and the writer reported their progress on a plan to upgrade the refractor mount to make it more usable for both club members and the general … Continue reading

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Astronomy Calendar Sale

Our annual astronomy calendar offering was nearly a sell-out at the last meeting.  We have two left and they are available for $10 to the first two members who e-mail Michael Mitrano at treasurer@princetonastronomy.org. If you are interested:  Please send … Continue reading

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Astro Imaging from New Jersey

by Brian Van Liew I started out imaging with various mono Starlight Xpress cameras years ago, but over the past few years, I have been imaging with a modified DSLR. Recently, I picked up an older camera and had the … Continue reading

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Into Deep Space and Back

by Prasad Ganti The ride lasted only 4.5 hours. The space enthusiasts waited with bated breath for a successful early morning launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida; a successful circling of the Earth; a trip into deep space in an elongated … Continue reading

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