Category Archives: March 2013

The Intertwined Lives of Galaxies and Their Supermassive Black Holes

by Michael Wright Our monthly lectures will continue on Tuesday, March 12 at 8:00 pm in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University Campus. Our speaker this month will be Dr. Rachel Somerville, who will present a lecture entitled “The Intertwined … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary Celebration

Dear Friends, It is our honor to invite you and your family to join us to celebrate our AAAP’s 50th Anniversary. Mark your calendars now to “Celebrate the past and Inspire the future!” We are planning to commemorate this milestone … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair Hello Everyone, The following are the current outreach opportunities for us. Let me know if you can participate in any or all events. On March 17, Sunday at 3:00 p.m., a film called The City … Continue reading

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Sourland Star Party

Enjoy an evening with friends and family under the stars on March 16, 2013 between 6:30 to 9:30pm. The Hillsborough “Sourland Star Party” is hosting a free event to highlight the arrival of Comet PANSTARRS. Located on a dark “Starry … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer We have received a number of late renewals following the January postal mailing and our member count is now 77. Together with contributions and astronomy item sales, revenue so far for the fiscal year is about … Continue reading

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February 4, 2013 AAAP Meeting Minutes

by Michael Wright, Secretary Director Ludy D’Angelo called the meeting to order. He welcomed everyone to the meeting. Ludy recognized the new members in attendance and invited them to participate in club activities. Kate Otto, Program Chair, introduced the speaker, … Continue reading

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Comet PANSTARRS Emerges in Evening Twilight Next Week

by Michael Wright Comet PANSTARRS (a.k.a C/2011 L4) has been eagerly followed since astronomers predicted last year that it might reach mag. -1. Unfortunately, the comet has not performed as expected, and it is now predicted to only reach mag. … Continue reading

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SpaceX Dragon Launches to the ISS and Docks After Thruster Failure

by Dr. Ken Kremer, AAAP, Spaceflight Magazine & Universe Today Kennedy Space Center – After overcoming a frightening thruster failure that could have spelled rapid doom on the heels of a breathtakingly beautiful launch, the privately developed Dragon spacecraft successfully … Continue reading

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