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Outreach Blotter

by GeneAllen Our meeting schedule resumed in September and the Observatory will be closing at the end of October. The Outreach season should be ramping down, but it really is not. We still have three or maybe four for this … Continue reading

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Outreach Blotter

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair The support our member have given for the summer push has been great, and now it is winding down, with only a few presentations remaining. At 7 pm on Wednesday, September 4, Victor Davis will … Continue reading

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Outreach Blotter

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair We have had a few non-hardware members coming to Outreach Events, and that is great. If you try it, come a bit early and try to engage attendees as they arrive to ask about their … Continue reading

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Rockets and the Moon

by Gene Allen Thank you Ira! His contribution to Apollo memorabilia for the May meeting was a terrific Lego Saturn V rocket. Mine was ordered from Amazon that very night. It was kept boxed up as a secret until we … Continue reading

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Yeah, that’s just M13

by Gene Allen We show globular star cluster M13 a lot at the Observatory. AKA NGC 6205 and “the Great Hercules Cluster,” it’s just always up there. It’s viewable from April to November, our whole Public Night season. It’s one … Continue reading

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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