by Ludovico D’Angelo, Director AAAP
This last month has been a disappointing one for astronomy efforts. Sure, you could read magazine articles and visit astronomy related internet sites, but for me, there is real value getting outdoors and doing some astronomy, either by telescope or just visual scanning of the sky. The best opportunity for this is our club’s NJ StarQuest. It is an opportunity for those things plus fellowship with other like minds. But, alas, it was not to be this year. A weekend long bout of rain and clouds forced us to cancel the event. In days past this would go on rain or shine. Lately, though, the experience is that very few pre-register, and the rest wait for the weather and don’t mind paying an extra few dollars to walk on if the weather is good. Of course, this makes planning for the event very difficult. StarQuest will be rescheduled, but certainly it will also change so that there is less need for planning.
We look forward to our next meeting on October 11th in Peyton Hall. Our guest speaker will be long time AAAP club member and renowned theoretical physicist and mathematician, Dr. Freeman Dyson. The hall will certainly be filled to capacity, so get there early to secure a seat.
See you on the 11th at 8PM in Peyton Hall!