Category Archives: May 2013

From the Director

Ludovico D’Angelo, Director May is upon us, and our last 2 meetings for the season are imminent. On May 11th, our 50th Anniversary dinner/panel discussion/observing will take the place of our annual meeting that would have occurred on May 14th. … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

Kate Otto, Program Chair AAAP member Bill Murray will once again host the Club’s last program the second Tuesday, June 11th at the New Jersey State Museum Planetarium. The Club will gather at 7:30 for a brief business meeting followed … Continue reading

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From the Editors

Surabhi Agarwal, Co-editor In a week, on May 11th we will have a star-studded party with Prof. Freeman Dyson, Astronaut Greg Olsen, Author Michael Lemonick among others attending our 50th anniversary festivities. David Spergel, J. Richard Gott, Lisa Kaltenegger and … Continue reading

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Map & Directions to the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Directions to the institute

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Minutes of the April 1, 2013 Board of Trustees Meeting

Submitted by Michael Wright, Secretary Attendees: Ludy D’Angelo, Director Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Mike Wright, Secretary Kate Otto, Program Chair Surabhi Agarwal, Co-Chair 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee This meeting was held via conference call to discuss the budget for the 50th … Continue reading

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Minutes of the April 9, 2013 Meeting

by Michael Wright, Secretary Director Ludy D’Angelo called the meeting to order.  He welcomed everyone to the meeting and encouraged members to stay for the business meeting after the lecture to discuss and vote on a Board recommendation to approve … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Our member count now stands at 99, so we will certainly exceed 100 for the year. There have been no major expenses during the last month. Without any consideration of payments received for the Anniversary event, … Continue reading

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Campaign to Restore Lowell Observatory’s Alvan Clark Refractor

Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona is running a campaign to restore the 117-year, old, 24-inch, refracting Alvan Clark Telescope on Mars Hill. The Clark Telescope of course was the scope use by Percival Lowell to study Mars. It also helped … Continue reading

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