Category Archives: November 2013

From the Director

by Jeff Bernardis, Director Based on the teaser that Rex showed at the last meeting, I am full of anticipation – both at Rex’s upcoming talk, and on the actual events to come in the sky over the next few … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

Kate Otto, Program Chair AAAP’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. in Peyton Hall. Member Rex Parker , PhD. (Indiana University, 1985, Biochemistry) will present “Galaxies, Comets, and Pixels from the High Desert” in … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair Well, star party season has started with our usual visits. Monday evening, October 28 saw us at the Linwood Middle School in North Brunswick showing Ms. McCarthy’s astronomy class a few sky objects. Unfortunately, there … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer StarQuest is behind us and member dues continue to come in. At this point, 41 members have paid – one person less than at the same date a year ago. If you’ve not yet paid, please … Continue reading

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Minutes of the October 8, 2013 AAAP Meeting

by Michael Wright, Secretary Director Jeff Bernardis opened the meeting by welcoming and recognizing new members. Jeff announced that former Director Kirk Alexander recently passed away in his home in California after a battle with cancer. John Church remembered Kirk … Continue reading

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The Higgs Boson, Relativity and Gravity Waves

by Prasad Ganti The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was given to Peter Higgs of the UK and Francois Englert of Belgium for postulating a theory that predicted the Higgs boson. Nicknamed the “God Particle”, the Higgs boson is associated … Continue reading

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