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Minutes of the May 12, 2020 AAAP General Meeting (online)

by John Miller, Secretary This was the first virtual/online general member’s meeting of the AAAP since the club’s inception. Attendees were invited to participate via the cloud-based Zoom communications software. About 51 people were logged on at 7:45 p.m. This … Continue reading

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Minutes of the April 22, 2020 AAAP Board of Trustees meeting (online)

by John Miller, Secretary This meeting was initiated via an online video conferencing.session lasting about one hour. Attendees included: Larry Kane, Assistant Director Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Rex Parker, Director John Miller, Secretary Ira Polans, Program Chair David and Jennifer Skitt, … Continue reading

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When, How and Why I Became Interested in Astronomy

by John Miller, Secretary I was in my father’s den – the summer of 1965 – looking up something for a school assignment in our World Book Encyclopedia. Dad was also in the room tapping madly on his ancient Royal … Continue reading

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Minutes of the February 11, 2020 AAAP General Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary Assistant Director, Larry Kane opened the meeting, 7:30PM Ira Polans introduced guest speaker, David McComas – PPPL and Princeton University. McComas’s presentation centered on the ongoing Parker Solar Probe mission, 2018 through 2025. There were about … Continue reading

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Minutes of the January 14, 2020 AAAP General Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary Director Rex Parker opened the meeting, 7:30PM. He reviewed several current items on the club’s agenda (Keyholder and Member observatory training). It was announced that member Ted Frimet has volunteered as co-editor of Sidereal Times, taking … Continue reading

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Minutes of the December 10, 2019 AAAP General Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary ● Director Rex Parker opened the meeting, 7:30PM. He reviewed several current items on the club’s agenda (Space X satellite petition; newly-purchased equipment and the upcoming field trip to the Info Age Learning Center – Wall … Continue reading

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Minutes of the November 12, 2019 AAAP Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary ● Director Rex Parker opened the meeting, 7:30PM. Presented current events affecting the AAAP. This included various club activities (key holder procedures, field trips, outreach, guest speakers). ● Guest speaker Josh Winn, Princeton University Department of … Continue reading

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Minutes of the October 8, 2019 AAAP General Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary Assistant Director Larry Kane opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. AAAP overview and upcoming events schedule were discussed. Prasad Ganti then introduced the guest lecturer – member John Church Larry reminded the group about the upcoming … Continue reading

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Minutes of the September 19, 2019 AAAP General Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary Director Rex Parker opened the meeting at 7:30 p.m. AAAP overview and upcoming events schedule were discussed. Program Chair Ira Polans then introduced the guest lecturer. Prior to the AAAP progress meeting, member Jeff Pinyan presented … Continue reading

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Minutes of the August 8, 2019 AAAP Board Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary Rex Parker called meeting to order at 7:30 PM AAAP online member survey synopsis was reviewed. Member participation at the observatory, percentage of member scope owners/regular users, AAAP name change (Board decided to keep “Amateur,” rather … Continue reading

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