Category Archives: Mid-summer 2014

From the Director

        by Rex Parker, PhD, Director May your mid-summer night dreams include starry vistas and glimpses of the great arc of the Milky Way Galaxy across the splendid constellations from Cygnus to Sagittarius!  On July 12, we … Continue reading

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AAAP Enjoys Annual Planetarium Show

Thank you to Bill Murray for again hosting AAAP’s annual pilgrimage to NJ State Museum Planetarium for an informative and entertaining show.  

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StarQuest 2014 Update

by Michael Wright AAAP is holding StarQuest, our annual star party, Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28 at the Hope Conference and Renewal Center in the bucolic hills of Warren County.  This is a great opportunity for members and … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer The income statements and balance sheet show the AAAP’s financial results for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2014, and the AAAP’s financial position at the beginning and the end of the year. (Click … Continue reading

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Minutes of June 10, 2014 AAAP Meeting

By James Poinsett, Secretary Rex Parker called the meeting to order and welcomed all to the planetarium He reminded everyone that StarQuest was coming up on the weekend of  Sept 26-28 He announced plans for a board meeting on June … Continue reading

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Minutes of the July 1, 2014 Board Meeting

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary Attendees: Director Rex Parker, Program Chair Kate Otto, Secretary Jim Poinsett, Observatory Co-chairs Gene Ramsey, David Skitt and Jen Skitt, Outreach Coordinator David Letcher and ST Co-editor Michael Wright. Director Rex Parker opened the meeting. The … Continue reading

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Eleven-inch Teeter Dob for Sale

Member John Giles is offering a Teeter’s Telescope STS07, eleven-inch, f/4.5 dob with accessories such as Sky Commander digital setting circles. This is a special one and can be viewed on Teeter’s website production log. http://www.scopeshrouds.com/scopelog.html. This is a wonderful telescope. … Continue reading

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Snippets

Athena to Study Hot and Energetic Universe – suggested by David Kaplan 27 June 2014 – ESA has selected the Athena advanced telescope for high-energy astrophysics as its second ‘Large-class’ science mission.  The observatory will study the hot and energetic … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Neutrino

by S. Prasad Ganti The first half of twentieth century was a very interesting period for particle physics. All the matter in this Universe can be broken down into atoms and atoms were found to contain subatomic particles called electrons, … Continue reading

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Antares/Cygnus Commercial Resupply Spacecraft Launches from NASA Wallops in Virginia

by Dr. Ken Kremer, AAAP and Universe Today NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – A commercial Antares rocket carrying the private Cygnus cargo freighter thundered aloft from a beachside launch pad in Virginia on July 13, bound for the space … Continue reading

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NASA Honors First Human Moon Landing, Looks to Mars

NASA/JPL Press Release originally posted here.  NASA marks the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing this month while it takes the steps needed for America’s next giant leap to send astronauts to Mars. NASA’s Apollo 11 crew landed on … Continue reading

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