Category Archives: October 2016

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director October 11 Meeting. Hope to see you at Peyton Hall auditorium on the Princeton Campus for our next meeting (7:30 pm Oct 11). Please see Ira’s article in this edition of S.T. for … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane I am starting the logistical work to put together an AAAP trip to view the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.   While it seems to be an event far into the future, if we wait too … Continue reading

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Restoration of the 6-1/2 Inch Prin Telescope of the Daniel S. Schanck Observatory

by Ira Polans Our next speaker is Steven K. Korotky, former Senior Research Scientist at Bell Laboratories. In his talk on October 11, he will summarize the history of the Schanck Observatory including its renovation, recount the journey of the … Continue reading

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Minutes of the September 13, 2016 AAAP Meeting

by James Poinsett, Secretary Minutes of the September 2016 Meeting of the AAAP Club director, Rex Parker, called the meeting to order and reviewed the club happenings since May of last year. The May 9th Mercury Transit The new telescope … Continue reading

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The First Public Night Without Gene

by Kevin Mooney When Gene Ramsey was asked why he preferred to view an astronomical object through a telescope eyepiece as opposed to the computer screen, he would respond by saying “there was no substitute for having the light from … Continue reading

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O, For a Dark Night Sky

by David J. Kaplan The city’s night sky Holds the moon aloft, A dim orb. Constellations—incomplete, The drinking gourd dismantled Cassiopeia banished. Orion dismembered. O, for a dark night sky, Which shimmers In both mind and eye. When meteors from … Continue reading

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