Category Archives: November 2010

From the Director

by Ludovico D’Angelo, Director It seems time goes so fast. Just yesterday (actually 2 weeks ago) we had our last meeting, and it is November already. I don’t mind, it just gets me to the next meeting of the AAAP … Continue reading

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November Meeting

by John Church, Program Chair Our speaker for the November 9th meeting will be Jerry Lodriguss, amateur astronomer and astrophotographer par excellence for more than 40 years. The title of Jerry’s talk will be “Secrets of DSLR Astrophotography.”  He will … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Since my last report, dues payments have begun flowing in strongly.  To date we have 46 members paid up for the current fiscal year, totaling $1,840 in dues compared to the totals of $3,560 for all … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

by John Church, Program Chair The program lineup for the 2010-11 club season is coming along nicely.  On October 12, Suzanne Staggs of the Princeton Physics Department spoke to us on cosmology and the cosmic microwave background, with some extremely … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Lechter, Outreach Chair First, I would like to introduce myself as your new Outreach Chairperson.   My name is David Letcher and I have been a member of AAAP for a few years now.  I live in Ewing Township, … Continue reading

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October 2010 Meeting Minutes

by Larry Kane, Secretary The meeting was called to order by Director Ludy D’Angelo. The Director presented observatory keys to our new key-holders, David Zahler and Victor Davis, in recognition of their completing observatory training. Rex Parker gave a report … Continue reading

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Gas Giant Dreams

by Rex Parker Several nights before and after the recent opposition of Jupiter were great for telescope observing and imaging the gas giant.  I was able to get some decent images from my backyard astro-imaging setup just before Labor Day … Continue reading

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Orion Launch Abort System Stops in Philadelphia

by Ken Kremer A full scale mock-up of the Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) is hitting the road for a cross country trek of several museums and science centers.  The public can see the LAS spacecraft hardware up close and … Continue reading

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