Category Archives: March 2011

From the Director

by Ludovico D’Angelo, Director This month we hope to have our regular meeting at Peyton Hall. I was just informed by email that there is a possibility that the hall may be needed for mid term exams. Although we have … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

by John Church, Program Chair On March 8th we will be having Tim Brandt, a third-year graduate student in Princeton’s Department of Astrophysics. to speak on Type Ia supernovae and the search for their progenitors. Type Ia supernovae are believed … Continue reading

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February 2011 Meeting Minutes

by Larry Kane, Secretary The meeting was called to order by Director Ludy D’Angelo. Secretary’s Report: There was no Secretary’s report Treasurer’s Report: The Treasurer was not in attendance but the Treasurer’s report appears in another section of the Sidereal … Continue reading

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Community Outreach

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair I have received two requests for our association to participate in two events in March.  One is for us to bring our telescopes and do a viewing of the skies as part of Hopewell Elementary … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Membership has now risen to 70 members.  Routine expenses for the year have been in line with expectation and no major unexpected expenses have been incurred.  For these reasons, our surplus for the fiscal year to … Continue reading

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Deep-Sky Planner

by Rex Parker If you have been thinking about ways to improve your observing skills and get more out of the precious hours you spend under the stars, here’s something you might want to try.  A few astronomy computer programs … Continue reading

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Miss Mitchell’s Telescope

by Michael Wright On a recent trip to National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, I was pleasantly surprised to find this interesting telescope as the landmark object for museum’s science and technology wing.  The description merely stated that … Continue reading

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