Category Archives: May 2016

From the Director

        by Rex Parker, Director May 10 is the AAAP Annual Meeting.  Your attendance is requested at the May 10 meeting at Peyton Hall, Princeton campus.  Once again it’s time to elect officers for the coming year … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Web – Mysterious Architecture of the Universe

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton is proud to present J. Richard Gott for a discussion of The Cosmic Web – Mysterious Architecture of the Universe on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm in Peyton Hall, Princeton University. Professor Gott is noted … Continue reading

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Nominations for Board of Directors

by Bill Murray, Nominations Chair At the April meeting, the following slate of candidates was approved for the AAAP Board of Directors election at our meeting in May: Director: Rex Parker Assistant Director: Larry Kane Treasurer: Michael Mitrano Program Chair: Ira … Continue reading

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Minutes of the March 29, 2016 AAAP Board of Directors Meeting

by James Poinsett, Secretary The meeting was called to order by the Director, Rex Parker at 7:00. The entire five member board was present along with the Observatory Chairs and several members. Bill Murray volunteered to be the Nominating Chair … Continue reading

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Reusable Launch Vehicle

by Prasad Ganti SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was recently launched from Cape Canaveral. It was a routine launch on a routine mission except for a couple of differences, which are important steps for a brighter future. SpaceX or Space Exploration … Continue reading

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Snippets

Compiled by David Kaplan, Michael Wright and William Gray Firefighters forced to backtrack on meteorite fire claim Firefighters in Maryland backtrack after blaming a meteorite for a brush fire. Extending the New Horizons mission “We call this mission to explore … Continue reading

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