From the Program Chair

Kate Otto, Program Chair

Prof. David Spergel

Prof. David Spergel

Our monthly lectures will resume on September 11, 2012 at 8:00 pm in Peyton Hall with a lecture from AAAP’s friend, Prof. David Spergel, Chair of the Princeton’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences. Prof. Spergel’s talk is entitled “Illuminating the Evolution of the Universe with the Cosmic Microwave Background”.

Prof. Spergel is well known for his theoretical astrophysics work with Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) observations of the microwave background radiation to determine cosmological parameters. In fact, two papers that he co-authored are the two most cited papers in science over the past decade according to the website Incites. This lecture by one of the superstars of theoretical astrophysics should be fascinating so do not miss it.

The November monthly program will be held on Sunday, November 4th, between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m., instead of Tuesday, November 13th.   AAAP is holding a special dinner meeting celebrating the start of our 50th Anniversary of successful Amateur Astronomy in Princeton.   I hope that you will mark your calendar for this event.  We are looking for volunteers to help us plan all of the 50th Anniversary year activities.  More information will follow.  In the interim, please let one of the officers know if you are interested in getting involved.

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