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ring around the rosies

by Ted Frimet ring around the rosies carmen sandiego ? A few months ago, AAAP Program Chair, Ira Polans, invited Dr. James Lowenthal of Smith College to lecture our club on a Tuesday night, in Princeton. Dr. Lowenthal wooed us … Continue reading

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Blazing Saddles!

by Ted Frimet Blazing Saddles! Astra inclinant, sed non obligant. In the Verge(1), Loren Grush reports neutrino detection from a Blazar, as does author Daniel Clery in this weeks Science(2). Good articles, easy to read and learned a pant-lode. I … Continue reading

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man bites dog

by Ted Frimet man bites dog There comes a time in every amateur astronomers life, when they have to come to terms with real astronomy. I used to be fond of saying, from time to time, that “real men eat … Continue reading

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momma’s red shoe

by Ted Frimet momma’s red shoe Wow! It wasn’t too long ago when I joined an astronomy forum, at Google+. And yes, the name of the forum is “Astronomy”. Therein lay over 24,000 members; of which there are a dozen … Continue reading

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

Thunderbird and the seven girls

by Ted Frimet Thunderbird and the seven girls Thunderbird and his seven girls grew up to know dark skies. Their view was a serene night time walk-about. Every evening, they would naked eye peer into the blackness. Then they would … Continue reading

Posted in June 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged | 1 Comment

Wiggly Jiggilies

by Ted Frimet or when black holes collide Commercial break. All had a great time, during our AAAP outreach. Three telescopes were present, one manned by Dr David Letcher, the other by Outreach Chair, Gene Allen. The third telescope, my … Continue reading

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

Fiddle Dee Dee

by Ted Frimet Fiddle Dee Dee A complementary portal to an impressionists viewpoint As most know, I am not an astrophotographer. However false coloring does provide some interesting views into deep space by the Hubble Space Telescope. And I had … Continue reading

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luminous distance

by Ted Frimet how to ride a light beam AAAP board member Gene Allen programmed outreach to a Scout Group, for Wednesday night, April 18th, at Bordentown, NJ. No problem, so I thought! These Scouts had an ulterior motive, though. … Continue reading

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