Monthly Archives: February 2016

Director’s Report

by Assistant Director Larry Kane This month I am filling in for our Director, Rex Parker, as he is off exploring the natural wonders of New Zealand.  No doubt, he is more interested in the ecology and grandeur of this … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of the Universe – March 8, 2016

By Ira Polans, Program Chair  The March meeting of the AAAP will be held on the 9th at 7:30 PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The speaker is Dr. Neta A. Bahcall, Eugene Higgins Professor of Astrophysics … Continue reading

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Public Astronomy Lecture – University of the Sciences

by Ira Polans, Program Chair Our November speaker, Dr Paul Halpern, has invited AAAP members and the general public to a series of free astronomy lectures at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia on Wednesday, March 23 and Thursday, … Continue reading

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2016 Stokes Star Party

The Stokes Star Party will be held April 1 and 2 this year at the New Jersey School of Conservation in Stokes State Forest, 1 Wapalanne Road, Branchville, NJ 07826. Members interested in attending can find more information on the star party … Continue reading

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Treasurer’s Report

by Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Thus far in our fiscal year that ends in June, we have 81 members.  Our dues revenue at this point is almost exactly the same as it was a year ago at the same date. Revenue … Continue reading

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Minutes of the February 2016 Meeting

by James Poinsett, Secretary “Saving Hubble” was shown before the meeting followed by a lecture by the filmmaker, David Gaynes. The meeting was called to order at 9:00 after the movie and lecture. The new website is live. Good job … Continue reading

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Gravitational Waves

by Prasad Ganti A couple of weeks back came the news that gravitational waves have been detected proving one of Einstein’s predictions. Rex wanted to see if we can arrange for a talk on this topic. The same sentiment was … Continue reading

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Eta Carinae

by Robert Vanderbei Two images of Eta Carinae taken on February 7, 2016. SBIG Universal on Takahashi FSQ-104D H-alpha = 40 min, OIII = 6 min Two-minute unguided exposures. Richardson-Lucy deconvolution, Gaussian blur, Log.

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