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Outreach Blotter

Gene Allen, Outreach Chair Every Outreach Event is an opportunity for EVERY Member to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for things astronomical, not just those who have a telescope. Come out to see what these events are all about, log … Continue reading

Posted in June 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Summer Library Presentations

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair As the song goes, “The heat is on!” With the State of New Jersey proclaiming a summer reading program theme of “A Universe of Stories,” we have experienced a deluge of requests. More distant libraries … Continue reading

Posted in June 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Outreach Blotter

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair Last month, as I scrambled to submit yet another delinquent article (!), I neglected to report on the excellent showing our members made at an Outreach Event in Plainsboro back in March. Once again an … Continue reading

Posted in May 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Outreach Blotter

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair David Letcher, our former, longtime Outreach Chair, served as Event Lead for an Outreach Event in Hopewell on March 22. His report on the Event is as follows: “Well, we continued our tradition of giving … Continue reading

Posted in April 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Amazing Astronomy

by Gene Allen It took ten years and $1.3 billion to build the largest observatory on the planet, and it has an expected useful lifetime of only fifty years. The entire installation is rather bleeding edge technology. ALMA is the … Continue reading

Posted in March 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Journey to SPACE

by Gene Allen On our way to Antarctica, we flew from Santiago up to northern Chile to spend a few days in the Atacama Desert. One of the many highlights of our visit there was an evening at SPACE, the … Continue reading

Posted in January 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in November 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From the Outreach Chair

Y’all come out now! Gene Allen, Outreach Chair Upcoming Outreach Events It would be great if more of our Members – with or without their own hardware – mixed it up at our Outreach Events and Public Nights. Bring your … Continue reading

Posted in September 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From the Outreach Chair

Gene Allen, Outreach Chair Upcoming Outreach Events Response to requests for AAAP member support has recently blossomed. We have good numbers for our Solar Observation session, held annually at the Nature Center on Memorial Day weekend and jointly with Washington … Continue reading

Posted in June 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

By Gene Allen Two couples responded to Bill Murray’s invitation to join him on the soccer fields to try to observe the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter on August 27. When Gene and Seraphine Allen arrived with tripod-mounted binoculars, Bill’s … Continue reading

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