Category Archives: October 2011

From the Director

by Ludovico D’Angelo, Director AAAP This last month has been a disappointing one for astronomy efforts. Sure, you could read magazine articles and visit astronomy related internet sites, but for me, there is real value getting outdoors and doing some … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

by Ken Levy, Program Chair October’s lecture promises to be extra special with the appearance of eminent physicist Dr. Freeman Dyson. Dr. Dyson has contributed an incredible body of work from formulations of quantum electrodynamics in 1949 to being a … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair I have three items to report. First, September 30th will see the first of four classes on backyard astronomy offered by the AAAP at the Nature Center at Washington’s Crossing State Park. Each class will … Continue reading

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September 13, 2011 Board Meeting

by Larry Kane, Secretary Director Ludy D’Angelo called the first meeting of the 2011-2012 season to order. Observatory Report: Gene Ramsey announced that the park personnel need to be contacted concerning the ruts in the road that were created by … Continue reading

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Our Universe: Look Back In Wonder

by Edward Johnson Late last month, Gene Ramsey was kind enough to show me around our observatory and let me take advantage of a break in the clouds to see the super-nova in M101, a star that exploded some 23 … Continue reading

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A Tour of the Famed Yerkes Observatory

by Rex Parker An astronomy field trip to spice up the summer family visit back in the home state… destination: merely the birthplace of modern astrophysics! I was bound for Yerkes Observatory, home to the world’s largest refracting telescope, the … Continue reading

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