Monthly Archives: January 2013

From the Director

Ludovico D’Angelo, Director We had a fairly low key Board meeting on the 15th of January. Other than the Board, only a few members attended. I think this was the lowest attended Board meeting in quite a while. We did … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

Kate Otto, Program Chair Our next meeting will be on Monday, February 4, at 8:00 p.m. in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University Campus. Our speaker this month will be Dr. Jim Green, who will present a lecture entitled “The … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

David Letcher, Outreach Chair Community outreach opportunity: On Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM AAAP Members are invited to set up their telescopes on the playground and share their expertise at Mill Lake School’s annual Astronomy Night. … Continue reading

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January 8, 2013 AAAP Meeting Minutes

by Mary Hays for Secretary Michael Wright The meeting was called to order by Director Ludy D’Angelo at 9:30 p.m. Committee Reports: New Observatory Feasibility Study Committee :– Discussion centered on progress of preliminary work.  Committee composed of five volunteers.  … Continue reading

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January 15, 2013 AAAP Board of Trustees Meeting

by Michael Wright, Secretary Attendees:          Ludy D’Angelo, Director          Jeff Bernardis, Assistant Director          Michael Mitrano, Treasurer          Michael Wright, Secretary          Kate Otto, Program Chair          Surabhi Agarwal, ST Co-editor          William Murray The meeting was called to order by Director Ludy D’Angelo. Treasurer’s Report:  … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Member renewals are coming in slowly.  A mailing to those who have not renewed was sent in late January.  Expenses in the past month – aside from our annual insurance renewal – have been minimal.  At this … Continue reading

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Curiosity Discovers Hydrated Mineral Veins on Mars

by Dr. Ken Kremer, AAAP, Spaceflight Magazine & Universe Today NASA’s Curiosity rover hit the science jackpot by discovering widespread further evidence of multiple episodes of water flowing over Mars billions of years ago when the planet was warmer and … Continue reading

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A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

by Surabhi Agarwal, Co-editor The calendar is ready to flip over to 2013. Another year in the books, full of wonderful moments in space news. Some of the more memorable moments came when NASA’s rover Curiosity landed safely on the surface … Continue reading

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From the Director

Ludovico D’Angelo, Director At our last meeting, we had a lengthy discussion of observatory possibilities for Jenny Jump and Washington Crossing State Park. This discussion was an advancement of previous discussions concerning a possible donation to the club of a … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

Kate Otto, Program Chair Does it really matter when the AAAP Club was founded? What really matters is that AAAP is a great club for amateur astronomers. For fifty years, AAAP members have enjoyed sharing their enthusiasm for astronomy. We … Continue reading

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