Category Archives: November 2011

From the Director

by Ludovico D’Angelo, Director AAAP All things move along as they always do. Time is such a fleeting thing, and the days are passing quickly by. It seems only yesterday that we had our last meeting, and it’s been three … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

by Ken Levy, Program Chair Many thanks to Prof. Freeman Dyson whose October lecture packed Peyton Hall. Professor Dyson led a spirited discussion on the search for life within our solar system and beyond. For those who missed the event … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair I have five items to report. First, my four Friday evening astronomy classes, held at the Nature Center, came to a close on October 21st. Judging by the comments from the attendees, they were a … Continue reading

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October 11, 2011 Board Meeting

by Larry Kane, Secretary The meeting was called to order by Director Ludy D’Angelo. He presented an observatory key to new key-holder Ira Polans. Ludy announced that StarQuest has been re-scheduled to November 18-20. The menu will be simplified but … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer We are not far into our fiscal year that began on July 1. At this point we have received many membership renewals and applications for new members, and have not had many expenses. Membership now stands … Continue reading

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Super Jupiter

by Robert J. Vanderbei Our planet Earth orbits the Sun once every year whereas it takes Jupiter about twelve years to complete one orbit. This means that once every thirteen months Earth catches up to Jupiter and passes it in … Continue reading

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Yaroslav’s Sputnik Monument

by David Kaplan While traveling through Russia, we entered the town of Yaroslav and came across this monument, which celebrates the Soviet achievement of sending the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, into space.

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