Category Archives: June 2013

From the Director

Jeff Bernardis, Director So here I am with my first newsletter article as Director.  I have to start by thanking Ludy for his past 3 years serving as director, and for the several years of other board positions prior to … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

Kate Otto, Program Chair AAAP member Bill Murray will once again host the Club’s last program the second Tuesday, June 11th at the New Jersey State Museum Planetarium. The Club will gather at 7:30 for a brief business meeting followed … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Our anniversary celebration was the big financial event for May.  Not all expenses have been finalized and a significant sponsorship that had been pledged has not yet been received.  The fundraising effort was tremendously successful, however, … Continue reading

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2013 Annual Meeting Minutes

Submitted by Michael Wright, Secretary Director Ludy D’Angelo called the annual meeting to order.[1]  He announced that the only item of business is the election of the 2013-14 Board of Trustees. Ludy announced the slate of candidates, which was presented … Continue reading

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Photos from 50th Anniversary Celebration, May 11, 2013

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50th Anniversary Celebration Poetry Contest Winning Entries

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Random Thoughts From A Novice

by S. Prasad Ganti  The 50th anniversary celebration of AAAP was a unique experience for me.  I enjoyed first the talk by Freeman Dyson on small science by amateurs followed by an interesting group discussion on whether there is anyone … Continue reading

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Moon, a photo by Bob Vanderbei

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Snippets

compiled by Surabhi Agarwal Large asteroid zipping past Earth towing moon Published: Sun May 31, 2013- 5:06AM on CNN An asteroid is whizzing past Earth on Friday – and it’s traveling with its own moon in tow. 1998 QE2, as … Continue reading

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Curiosity Bores 2nd Hole into Mars

by Dr. Ken Kremer NASA’s Curiosity rover successfully bored inside ancient rocks on Mars for only the 2nd time since landing in August 2012 inside Gale Crater in search of the ingredients of life.  On May 20 (Sol 279), the … Continue reading

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