Tag Archives: observatory

Eclipse Watching at AAAP Observatory

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by Rex A Parker What a day to remember! While we await some exciting stories from the AAAP Totality Group (have heard it was fantastic in Oregon), we’d like to acknowledge the GREAT job and big effort by AAAP members … Continue reading

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From Kevin Mooney’s camera at Washington Crossing

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What’s All The Flap About?

By Michael Mitrano, Treasurer (Photo credits: David Skitt) On the weekend of March 19, 2016, Gene Allen, John Delaney, Dave Skitt and I rebuilt the south gable end of the Washington Crossing Observatory’s roof.  Where once there was the flap … Continue reading

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From the Director

by Rex Parker, Director       Upcoming events and ideas for AAAP members Night-sky refresher at Planetarium Changing of equipment at the Observatory Software tools for your consideration A Rare Opportunity for AAAP Members ONLY Night-sky refresher at the … Continue reading

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New C-14 Installed at the Observatory

Photos by John Miller On Nov. 22, 2015, a keyholder team swapped the donated C-14 for the club’s old C-14 at the club’s observatory at Washington Crossing Park. See more photos at AAAP’s Flickr site

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Simpson Observatory Roof Repairs

by Michael Mitrano The roof repair team had a productive day and a half this weekend (10/31 and 11/115) at the observatory.  Many layers of old roofing, the plywood roof deck, a rotted rafter, and all of the exterior trim … Continue reading

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From the Director

by Rex Parker, PhD Return to Peyton Hall! After completing HVAC renovations and moving the entire Astrophysics Department back into Peyton Hall, Princeton University has graciously accepted our request to return to the Peyton Hall Auditorium for the new season. … Continue reading

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Observatory Update

by David Skitt, Observatory Co-Chair The pulley system for opening the flap has been replaced and improved which significantly reduces the effort required to open the flap to the highest position needed to clear the telescopes. And, thanks to Gene … Continue reading

Posted in May 2015, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From the Observatory Co-Chairs

by David Skitt, Observatory Co-Chair The Hasting-Byrne refractor has been successfully mounted to the “new” Paramount ME mount and the existing cast iron pier! The roll-off roof clears the mount with just over an inch to spare. Keyholders, please be … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane, Assistant Director After a report was made by the committee that investigated the purchase and installation of a video system for the observatory, a motion was made to the Board of Directors to approve the expenditure of … Continue reading

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The Observatory Has Been Painted

by John Church After a complete power washing and also spot bleaching where needed, our Simpson Observatory at Washington Crossing State Park is sporting a brand new double coat of white latex semi-gloss on the exterior of the cinder blocks … Continue reading

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Losmandy Mount Donated to AAAP

by Rex Parker In March the club was the recipient of a generous donation by Bob Wolf, amateur astronomer and recent AAAP member. Bob donated a Losmandy G-11 Gemini Go-To mount.  This is a “portable” German equatorial design similar to … Continue reading

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