Category Archives: June 2014

From the Director

by Rex Parker, PhD, Director Embracing the future with an eye on 50 proud years of AAAP’s past, it is an honor for me to return to the helm as Director for the next season.  I extend my thanks and … Continue reading

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Save These Dates!

Next Meeting – June 10, 2014 The June meeting will be our annual  trip to the planetarium at the NJ State Museum in Trenton.  Bill Murray, AAAP member and staff member at the Planetarium, will present one of two new … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair Super Science Saturday on May 3, 2014 saw some of our members showing the sun and its spots to the public on a rather cloudy day. The early part of the day lent itself to good … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer As we approach the end of our fiscal year that ends on June 30, we have 99 members along with two who are pre-paid for the coming year.  In dollar terms we are down about 5% … Continue reading

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Minutes of the May 13, 2014 Meeting

By Michael Wright, Secretary Director Jeff Bernardis opened the meeting.  He introduced Jim McHenry of the Nominating Committee who presented the following slate of candidates for the 2014-15 Board of Trustees: Director – Rex Parker Assist. Director – Larry Kane … Continue reading

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Get Schooled Online: MOOCs

by Ed Sproles Have you heard of MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses?   They are online courses on many topics offered by several services including Coursera and EdX.  They are typically 6 to 12 weeks long with recorded lectures that you … Continue reading

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Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission’s 3-D Look at Earth’s Magnetic Reconnections

by Dr. Ken Kremer, Universe Today & AAAP NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER, MD – An armada of four identical spacecraft comprising NASA’s groundbreaking Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission will soon fly through Earth’s magnetic reconnection events to capture the first  … Continue reading

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