Monthly Archives: November 2014

From the Director

        by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomy.org  Peyton Hall and Beyond. Our journey through the universe and university continues in December as we meet for the last time (for a while, anyway) in Peyton Hall, which will undergo … Continue reading

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Dr. Vera Gluscevic from Institute for Advanced Studies on December 9, 2014

AAAP’s next meeting and lecture will be on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Peyton Hall.  Our guest speaker will be Institute for Advanced Studies’ Post-Doc Vera Gluscevic. Dr. Gluscevic’s research focuses on using the cosmic microwave background to test … Continue reading

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Minutes of the November 11, 2014 AAAP Meeting

by James Poinsett, Secretary Rex brought the meeting to order at 7:30 and suggested we have the membership vote on the technology proposal for the WC Observatory while most of the members were in attendance. Larry Kane was introduced and … Continue reading

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End-of Season Keyholder Star Party

by Michael Wright To close out another successful season of public nights, keyholders held a star party at the Simpson Observatory observatory on Friday, November 21, 2014.  About 15 keyholders and guests attended, hung out talking astronomy and enjoyed hot … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer The membership renewal count is up to 39, which is 25 % fewer than had renewed at the same time a year ago. Observatory and speaker expenses have thus far been minimal, but our annual insurance … Continue reading

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Landing on a Comet

by Prasad Ganti For the first time a manmade probe landed on a comet. Riding on a spaceship called Rosetta, the probe Philae was launched by ESA (European Space Agency) about a decade ago. Rosetta and Philae traveled four billion … Continue reading

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Snippets

Mystery Over Monster Cosmic Cloud (contributed by David Kaplan) Observations of a cosmic confrontation between a huge gas cloud and the black hole at the centre of our galaxy spark a debate.  BBC The ‘Most Complicated’ Watch in the World … Continue reading

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AAAP Flickr Gallery

Check out the new AAAP Flickr gallery created by member John Miller. https://www.flickr.com/photos/princetonastro/ The only thing it needs is more pictures and video so please submit your favorites to John. The higher the resolution the better. No copyrighted images, please.

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, PhD, Director Mt Lemmon Adventures.  I’ve been reflecting on my recent trip to Tucson for the astronomy imaging workshop “Making Every Pixel Count”, run by Adam Block at the Univ. of Arizona’s Steward Observatory … Continue reading

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