Category Archives: Mid-Summer 2013

From the Director

Jeff Bernardis, Director I remember sitting in science class in grade school learning about Halley’s Comet, thinking that it was cool – that it was something I’d be able to see in my lifetime. Its last appearance was in 1910, … Continue reading

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StarQuest

by Michael Wright, Secretary StarQuest, our annual star party, will be held the first weekend in September (Sept. 6 to 8) at the Hope Conference and Renewal Center, Hope, NJ. Of all the star parties in the region, StarQuest has … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Coordinator

David Letcher, Outreach Coordinator Mr. Jay Watson of the D & R Greenway Land Trust has invited us to join them during the evening of August 12 to view the meteor shower. Last August about a half-dozen of us brought … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer The income statement and balance sheet below show the AAAP’s financial results for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, and its financial position at the beginning and the end of the year. The AAAP … Continue reading

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Minutes of July 9, 2013 Board Meeting

Attendees: Jeff Bernardis, Director Larry Kane, Assistant Director Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Kate Otto, Program Chair Michael Wright, Secretary James Poinsett David Letcher Gene Ramsey John Church Bill Murray Jennifer Skitt David Skitt John Giles Arshad Jilani 1. StarQuest Director Jeff … Continue reading

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Appropriation for New Observatory

by Michael Wright, Secretary At the July 9, 2013 Board meeting, the Board unanimously approved the following motion: The Board of Trustees recommends that $12,000 of AAAP’s reserves be appropriated for construction of the new observatory structure at Washington-Crossing State … Continue reading

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Messier M15

by Robert Vanderbei I find it amazing how accurate the Clear Sky website is at predicting in advance the quality of an observing session. I am signed up for their email alerts. A few days ago, I started getting alerts … Continue reading

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