Category Archives: June 2016

From the Director

        by Rex Parker,  Director June 14 meeting – quorum needed for proposal below – please participate in the motion. We’ll be meeting at the NJ State Museum Planetarium, our tradition each June. Bill Murray, AAAP member and … Continue reading

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AAAP June 14, 2016 Meeting – NJ State Planetarium

by Ira Polans, Program Chair The June meeting of the AAAP, and our last until next September, will take place on June 14th at the Planetarium of the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. The meeting will start at 7:30 … Continue reading

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Minutes of the May 10, 2016 AAAP Meeting

by James Poinsett, Secretary Assistant Director Larry Kane called the meeting to order and introduced the chairman of the nominating committee, Bill Murray. Bill read the slate of candidates for officers for the 2016/2017 club year and asked if there … Continue reading

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Telescope Longevity

by John Church Our historic 6¼-inch Hastings-Byrne refractor, with its objective lens dating from 1879, was ready for the morning of May 9th and the transit of Mercury. We comfortably followed and photographed the transit with a 55-mm Plossl eyepiece … Continue reading

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Mercury Transit, May 9th, 2016

Mercury crosses the face of the sun just 13 times a century. Most recently it did on May 9th. Our club members gathered at the observatory and viewed the event together. Some of our member astrophotographers took some wonderful pictures.

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Galaxies too die

by Prasad Ganti About three decades ago, when I came out of college I heard that all Stars are born and eventually die, it was a shocking revelation for me. Like it is for a child who learns that a … Continue reading

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