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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The September AAAP meeting is on the 12th at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is on the “Strange New Worlds” of exoplanets by Dr. Josh Winn, Princeton University. Did you know … Continue reading

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First Time Experiencing a Total Solar Eclipse

by Ira Polans Although I’ve been an amateur astronomer for most of my life, I’ve never had a chance to observe a total solar eclipse before. When some of us decided to go to Oregon to see the eclipse, I … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The June meeting of the AAAP, and our last until next September, will take place on June 13th at the Planetarium of the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. The meeting starts at 7:30 PM. In addition … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The May AAAP meeting is on the 9th at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is on “Dense Gas in Distant Dusty Galaxies” by Dr. Andrew Baker of Rutgers University. To understand … Continue reading

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‘The Glass Universe’- April 11, 2017 Lecture

by Ira Polans, Program Chair The April AAAP meeting is on the 11th at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is by author Dava Sobel, author of “Longitude”, on her latest book “The Glass Universe”. … Continue reading

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No meeting on February 14, 2017. Happy Valentine’s Day

by Ira Polans, Program Chair Since the next meeting is on February 14 which is Valentine’s Day we’ve decided not to hold the meeting. I can report that the program committee is continuing its work to find speakers for the … Continue reading

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‘Explosions in the sky’ – January 10, 2017 Lecture

by Ira Polans, Program Chair We begin the New Year with a talk on “Explosions in the sky” by Dr. Ondrej Pejcha of Princeton University on January 10th at 7:30 PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The … Continue reading

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The Other 95%: Revealing the Dark Universe – Dec. 13, 2016 Lecture

by Ira Polans, Program Chair The December AAAP club meeting will be held on December 13 at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The night’s talk is titled “The Other 95%: Revealing the Dark Universe” by Dr. … Continue reading

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Using computers to study astrophysics- Nov. 8, 2016 Lecture

by Ira Polans, Program Chair The November meeting is on the 8th at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is on “From accreting black holes to merging galaxies: using computers to study astrophysics” by Dr. … Continue reading

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Restoration of the 6-1/2 Inch Prin Telescope of the Daniel S. Schanck Observatory

by Ira Polans Our next speaker is Steven K. Korotky, former Senior Research Scientist at Bell Laboratories. In his talk on October 11, he will summarize the history of the Schanck Observatory including its renovation, recount the journey of the … Continue reading

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Neutrinos: Their discovery, detection, and future prospects – September 13, 2016

By Ira Polans, Program Chair The first talk of the 2016-2017 season is on September 13 at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is on “Neutrinos: Their discovery, detection, and future prospects” by Princeton University … Continue reading

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AAAP June 14, 2016 Meeting – NJ State Planetarium

by Ira Polans, Program Chair The June meeting of the AAAP, and our last until next September, will take place on June 14th at the Planetarium of the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton. The meeting will start at 7:30 … Continue reading

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