Daily Archives: May 3, 2015

From the Director

by Rex Parker, PhD, Director       Your Attendance Essential at May 12 Meeting. (Bowen Hall, Princeton campus) May is the Annual Meeting for election of officers for the coming year. A membership quorum is needed to accomplish this, … Continue reading

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The Astonishing Diversity of Planetary Systems

by Ira Polans, Acting Program Chair The next AAAP meeting will be on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Bowen Hall (see Princeton campus maps for building and parking locations). Our guest speaker Tim Morton is an Associate … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane, Assistant Director On Sunday, April 26, the AAAP was very well received by the public attending the 45th annual Princeton Communiversity Day. Representing our group of astronomers were Gene Ramsey, John Church, Jim Poinsett, Wasi Rahman, my wife … Continue reading

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Election of 2015-16 Board

By Michael Wright, Nominating Committee At the May 12, 2015 meeting, AAAP will hold the annual election of Board Members for the upcoming season.  The candidates for 2015-16 are: Director: Rex Parker Assistant Director: Larry Kane Secretary: Jim Poinsett Tresurer: … Continue reading

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Minutes of the April 2015 Meeting of the AAAP

by Jim Poinsett, Secretary Rex called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. and made a few announcements before the lecture: Saturday May 16th will be a members only night at the observatory. There will be a club trip to Cherry Valley State … Continue reading

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Observatory Update

by David Skitt, Observatory Co-Chair The pulley system for opening the flap has been replaced and improved which significantly reduces the effort required to open the flap to the highest position needed to clear the telescopes. And, thanks to Gene … Continue reading

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Testing the Hastings-Byrne Refractor

by John Church Since some members had reported seeing a decline in the optical performance of the 6-1/4 inch Hastings-Byrne refractor, I conducted a thorough test of it on the night of April 18. Dave and Jen Skitt and Gene … Continue reading

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UACNJ Astronomy Day – May 9, 2015

Astronomy Day 2015 – Saturday May 9th Free Astronomy Presentations and Solar Observing* North East Branch of Warren County Library 40 US Highway 46 West, Hackettstown, NJ 908-813-3858 1 PM – General Astronomy, Matt Heiss, NWJAA 2 PM – Meteorites, Walter … Continue reading

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