Category Archives: November 2012

From the Director

Ludovico D’Angelo, Director Happy Anniversary to our club! This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first recorded meeting in November 1962. I feel privileged to be the club’s Director at this time. Plans are moving forward for a special … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

Kate Otto, Program Chair Our speaker for the November 13 meeting will be Renée Hlozek, a Lyman Spitzer Jr. Postdoctoral Fellow in the Astrophysical Sciences Department at Princeton University. In her talk entitled “The Cosmic Shopping List: Constituents and Symmetries … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

David Letcher, Outreach Chair First, I am pleased to report that my four lectures on backyard astronomy were successfully delivered on the Friday evenings of September 14 through October 5. We had a good turnout ranging from about a dozen … Continue reading

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October 9, 2012 AAAP Meeting Minutes

by Michael Wright, Secretary After a brief delay for member to find the new meeting location, the meeting was called to order by Director Ludy D’Angelo. He welcomed everyone to the meeting and reminded members that 2012-2013 membership dues are … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Member renewals have been coming in. At this point, AAAP has 22 renewing and new members for the current fiscal year. Expenses thus far have been modest – picnic supplies, hard drives for the AAAP archives, and … Continue reading

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The PSRC Cosmology Group Invites New Members

by Steve Newfield Six months ago eight people with a great interest in cosmology started meeting weekly to discuss all aspects of cosmology. We meet each Friday for about an hour and a half to discuss various cosmology topics (big … Continue reading

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When I Worked on Mars

by Arshad Jilani Canopus is a bluish-white star, about 300 light years away. This star, the second brightest in the sky after Sirius, became a major focus of my life, thirty-five years ago. In April, 1977, I moved from the … Continue reading

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Leonard Digges – Inventor of the Telescope?

by Dave Letcher Sometime around 1515 – 1520 Leonard Digges was born in Barham, a parish in Kent, UK. He died about 1559. Digges was well-known as a mathematician and surveyor; in fact he is credited with the invention of … Continue reading

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