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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

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

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

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

go fly a kite

by Ted Frimet “you’re a good man, charlie brown” Last month, I looked at the astrophotography image, produced by AAAP Club Director Rex Parker, of a blue comet. And was somewhat jealous of what he had accomplished. Well, maybe not … Continue reading

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

if a tree falls in the forest

and you’re on the wrong side of the park… by Ted Frimet An additional observers account of AAAP outreach at the Sacred Heart: Materials brought to site included: 8” Meade SCT (15 year old scope, alt-az in equatorial mount equivalent … Continue reading

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

Ice Cream Has No Bones

Feynman was here. by Ted Frimet A pleasant lecture was had by all, at last Tuesday’s meeting in Princeton. Paul Halpern was informative, and entertaining as he discussed his book on Richard Feynman. And then I stepped into the trap … Continue reading

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

Poohs’ Hunney Pot

asteroid velocity reprise by Ted Frimet I attended a presentation on asteroid occultation and IOTA, hosted at Montclair State University, by NJAG member Albert Carcich. I found Alberts lecture and slide presentation on measuring asteroid size and shape to be … Continue reading

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