Category Archives: March 2015

Connecting Dark Matter Halos with the Galaxy Center and the Super Massive Black Hole

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m – Bowen Hall, Princeton University The AAAP welcomes Princeton University observational astrophysicist Andy Goulding as its March 10th guest speaker. Dr. Goulding graduated from the University of Durham (UK) with a MSc in … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomy.org  Upcoming AAAP events.  We’re working on a variety of activities to make this the most accessible and fun year ever for astronomy in the AAAP.  In addition to the regular public meetings … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane, Assistant Director  On, Sunday, February 22, the Washington Crossing Park Association successfully pulled off its first major event.  It was held to celebrate the birthday of George Washington.  Over eighty people attended the event to hear three … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Tony Miskowski

by John Church Tony Miskowski, an active AAAP member from the 70’s and 80’s, passed away on February 22nd. Tony was one of the chief builders of our observatory in Washington Crossing State Park in the late 70’s. He had a … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer The recent mailing to non-renewed members has yielded 23 renewals, as well as notes from a few members who will not be continuing for health or distance reasons. We are now up to 79 members or … Continue reading

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Minutes of the February 10, 2015 AAAP Meeting

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary Rex brought the meeting to order and started a discussion on club activities. Jim Poinsett presented the 10 inch Newtonian astrograph from the recent donation to the club. It’s use for the video project was discussed. … Continue reading

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AAAP Visits PPPL

On February 4, 2015, AAAP was treated to a tour of the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, our local DOE national laboratory and soon-to-be the world’s most powerful spherical fusion facility. John DeLopper, Head of Best Practices and Outreach conducted the … Continue reading

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Triple Conjunction

by Brian Van Liew On the evening of February 20th, I stepped out to see a pleasant view toward the west. I got my Canon camera with a 55-250mm zoom lens and a monopod to get a shot of it … Continue reading

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