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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Another Season for AAAP Our intrepid member “Totality Group” has returned from Oregon, the partial eclipse was seen by >300 people here at AAAP’s Washington Crossing Observatory, and September’s cooler weather has arrived … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomy.org Skynet Update – Remote Imaging for Members AAAP is sponsoring member access to remote astro-imaging through UNC-Chapel Hill’s Skynet robotic telescope network. The telescopes are located all over the world, typically are … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Remote Astro-Imaging Proposal for Members Are you ready to move beyond the eyepiece and start doing astrophotography yourself? Would you like to be able to take awe-inspiring astro-images that impress your family and … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director May 9 meeting – election of officers. We’ve come around in our orbit to the point when we elect officers again for the next season of AAAP. Or re-elect, because each of your … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomy.org New Season Begins at AAAP’s Washington Crossing Observatory. The late winter surge that Punxsutawney Phil warned about made our preparations for the new season at Washington Crossing a little harder. But we’re … Continue reading

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Member Resolutions for Astronomy 2017

by Rex Parker, Director Here’s a synopsis of resolutions offered by members during the January meeting at Peyton Hall, shortly after the start of the new year. Encouraging and provocative! • Do not let every clear sky night go unobserved … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Hands-On Astronomy at AAAP. The upgrades continue at the Observatory in Washington Crossing State Park. Thanks to Observatory Chairs Dave and Jennifer Skitt, who have been spearheading the improvements and getting things ready … Continue reading

Posted in March 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | 1 Comment

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director AAAP ends observatory operation at UACNJ. For the past year and longer, we have been considering the fate of our club’s observatory at the United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey observatory site at … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Help Make 2017 a Great Year for Astronomy! To help improve members’ direct access to astronomy, we’ve been updating and improving the hardware and software at our observatory at Washington Crossing State Park, … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Reflecting over the past year in AAAP. As we head toward solstice and the conclusion of 2016 a look into the mirror seems appropriate. It’s been an honor for me to continue to … Continue reading

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From the Director

        by Rex Parker, Director November 8 Meeting. This is a pretty important date, and to help you get through it we’ve arranged for a high-impact speaker for the AAAP guest lecture at Peyton Hall Nov 8 … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director October 11 Meeting. Hope to see you at Peyton Hall auditorium on the Princeton Campus for our next meeting (7:30 pm Oct 11). Please see Ira’s article in this edition of S.T. for … Continue reading

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