Monthly Archives: September 2016

Gene Ramsey

AAAP members share a deep sense of loss for the death on September 9, 2016 of our esteemed astronomer and friend, Gene Ramsey. Gene was AAAP’s long-time Observatory co-chair, one of our most expert observers, and a wizard at dreaming … Continue reading

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From the Director

        by Rex Parker, Director director@princetonastronomy.org Return to Peyton Hall! Monthly meetings begin Sept 13 (7:30 pm). A very big THANK YOU to the University and Dept of Astrophysical Sciences for the opportunity to use Peyton Hall … Continue reading

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Neutrinos: Their discovery, detection, and future prospects – September 13, 2016

By Ira Polans, Program Chair The first talk of the 2016-2017 season is on September 13 at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is on “Neutrinos: Their discovery, detection, and future prospects” by Princeton University … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane After a discussion with Director Rex Parker, he and I concluded that we want to invite our membership to a relaxed evening at the Gravity Hill Farm in Titusville. While much has to be planned and confirmed, … Continue reading

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Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter

By Gene Allen Two couples responded to Bill Murray’s invitation to join him on the soccer fields to try to observe the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter on August 27. When Gene and Seraphine Allen arrived with tripod-mounted binoculars, Bill’s … Continue reading

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Juno, the wife of Jupiter

By Prasad Ganti NASA’s Juno spacecraft traveled for five years before reaching Jupiter on July 4, 2016. It will orbit around for 20 months studying Jupiter’s atmosphere before crashing into it. The last spacecraft to visit and study Jupiter was … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by David Kaplan South African Telescope Spots 1,300 Unknown Galaxies. A patch of sky about as big as the full moon where the MeerKAT telescope discerned the radio glow of about 200 galaxies. Only a few (circled) had been … Continue reading

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From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director New Telescope for the Observatory. After the vote at the June meeting the new telescope acquisition proposal was approved by the membership (34 “yes” votes). For the record, the previously stated need for … Continue reading

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