Category Archives: January 2016

From the Director

by Rex Parker, Director       Upcoming events and ideas for AAAP members Night-sky refresher at Planetarium Changing of equipment at the Observatory Software tools for your consideration A Rare Opportunity for AAAP Members ONLY Night-sky refresher at the … Continue reading

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Saving Hubble – Feb. 9, 2016 Lecture

by Ira Polans, Program Chair The February meeting will be held on the 9th at 7:30 PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk will be by award-winning filmmaker David Gaynes regarding his documentary film “Saving Hubble”. … Continue reading

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Online Astronomy Training

by Michael Wright The Internet has made delivering training courses easy for teachers and professors so that students and adult learners now have many options in addition to books for studying their chosen topic. This is true for astronomy too. … Continue reading

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Alfonso Churchill

Submitted by David Kaplan From: Spoon River Anthology (1915) by Edgar Lee Masters Alfonso Churchill They laughed at me as “Prof. Moon,” As a boy in Spoon River, born with the thirst Of knowing about the stars. They jeered when I … Continue reading

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Writing a Poem

by David Kaplan Carl Sandburg was once asked, “How do you go about writing?” He said, “I put one word in front Of another.” I, on the other hand, once asked A Nobel Prize–winning astrophysicist, “How is the orbit of … Continue reading

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The Trapezium in M42

by Robert Vanderbei

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