Category Archives: November 2018

From the Program Chair

by Ira Polans The November meeting will be held on the 13th at 7:30PM in the auditorium (Room 145) of Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. This meeting will be held as a joint event with the MIT Club … Continue reading

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Outreach Blotter

by Gene Allen, (semi-vacant) Chair Well, I cannot do that again! During Jun, July and August, there were 6 requests for Outreach Events. During September and October, there were 12. It is painfully apparent that I cannot spend a month … Continue reading

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October 2018 Meeting Minutes

by Jim Poinsett Minutes of the October 9, 2018 meeting of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton The meeting was called to order after the lecture by Dr. Jack Hughes on “Stellar Nucleosysthesis”. Observing items – A cub scout group … Continue reading

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Choosing Your First Telescope – Sunday November 25th 2018

by Bill Murray Here’s a call out to all AAAP members – I need your help! I am giving a presentation at the Planetarium at 9:30 AM on Sunday, Nov. 25th – a tie in with the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Saul Moroz, My Friend

by David Kaplan AAAP lost a longtime member, Saul Moroz. He loved our club. He loved its members and he loved our beautiful science, astronomy. About ten years ago something sparked my interest in astronomy. My wife, Arlene, knew Saul … Continue reading

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Messier Visit

by Gene Allen Bill Murray’s excellent review of Charles Messier’s life and work at a meeting last spring inspired me to take some of our time in Paris to visit the site where his famous catalog was compiled. The building … Continue reading

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void, a bizzaro essay

by Theodore R. Frimet void a bizzaro essay I wrote a bizzaro essay. And am afraid to post it anywhere, other than here. Of course, an AI program at Google will savage me. And commit my drooling words to become … Continue reading

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The March of the Monkeys

by Theodore R Frimet The March of the Monkeys Cassini crashed the party After writing the Void, I came to the conclusion that it did not service the mindset of the Amateur Astronomy community, one IOTA. So be it my … Continue reading

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The Goldilocks Zone

by Prasad Ganti The Goldilocks Zone While there are billions of galaxies and each galaxy harboring billions of stars, the probability of finding life elsewhere in the universe is significant. There may not be life resembling humans, in our neighborhood. … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Nasa ‘fixes’ Hubble malfunction Nasa believes it has fixed a malfunction with the Hubble telescope which threatened to limit the orbiting observatory’s performance. Earlier this month, one of Hubble’s gyros – needed to point … Continue reading

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