Category Archives: March 2014

From the Director

By Jeff Bernardis, Director I’m always intrigued by new discoveries, and many times, it’s the method of discovery that grabs me more than the discovery itself.  An example of this is the detection of exoplanets.  While I like to imagine … Continue reading

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Chasing Shadows for Planetary Science

by Michael Wright On March 20, 2014 at approximately 2:06 a.m. EDT the shadow of 163 Erigone cast by Regulus will race across the New York metropolitan area on its way to Ontario.  If skies are clear, observers within the … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair We are looking at star parties that have been arranged for May and October.  In May, we will participate in “Super Science Saturday” which will occur during the day of May 3rd. As usual, volunteers … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer A recent mailing to members who had not yet renewed has thus far prompted eleven renewals.  Our member count is now at 80.  In dollar terms, member dues for this fiscal year to date are within … Continue reading

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Proposed Field Trip to Arizona Sky

by Rex Parker At the November meeting, I presented “Galaxies, Comets and Pixels from the High Desert”, a glimpse of an astronomy haven, the Mt Lemmon Sky Center.  Located an hour north of Tucson AZ, the site has excellent facilities … Continue reading

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Minutes of the February 11, 2014 AAAP Meeting

by Michael Wright, Secretary Director Jeff Bernardis opened the meeting.  He congratulated and awarded an observatory key to new keyholder Kevin Mooney and requested a volunteer to form the nominating committee for next year’s officers. Program Chair Kate Otto introduced … Continue reading

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