Category Archives: October 2014

From the Director

by Rex Parker, PhD  director@princetonastronomy.org A crispness to the skies and a sense of urgency with the temperatures give October an auspicious feel for amateur astronomers.  New constellations well positioned include Perseus, Andromeda, and Pegasus – three of the original … Continue reading

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Next AAAP Meeting – October 14 at 7:30 p.m.

AAAP’s next meeting and lecture will be on Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Peyton Hall.  AAAP member and NASA Ambassador, Dr. Ken Kremer, will present “What’s the Future of America’s Human Spaceflight Program with Orion and Commercial Astronaut Taxis”, … Continue reading

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October 7 Board Meeting

The next meeting of the AAAP Board will be at 7:30 p.m. on October 7, 2014 in Room 140 of Peyton Hall.  All members are invited to attend.

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Minutes of September 9, 2014 AAAP Meeting

by James Poinsett, Secretary Director Rex Parker opened the meeting with a brief introspective of the AAAP and expressed his thanks to Princeton University for the use of their facilities. The Board meetings are scheduled for this coming year. They … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair We at AAAP are becoming quite popular in the world of star parties. Our first star party was held on Saturday evening, September 20th. Volunteers Gaspar Bakos and Habib Ahson led the show. According to Gaspar … Continue reading

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Observatory Video Project

By Larry Kane, Assistant Director Following up on a suggestion from Director Rex Parker, a group of members met at the observatory on Wednesday, September 17 to discuss the possibility of adding video viewing.  Several configurations of video equipment and … Continue reading

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Clear Dark Skies Enjoyed at StarQuest 2014

by Michael Wright AAAP held our annual star party from Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Hope Conference and Renewal Center, Hope, NJ.  On both nights, skies were clear; transparency was excellent and seeing was very good. … Continue reading

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Snippets

India’s Mars mission India has successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars on its first attempt. The Mangalyaan robotic probe arrived at the planet early on Wednesday following a 10-month journey from Earth. A 24-minute engine burn slowed the … Continue reading

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Like Night and Day – Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park, ME

 

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