Monthly Archives: October 2017

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director A Perfect StarQuest Weekend in Hope NJ. The 23 AAAP members who convened at the Hope Conference and Renewal Center in northern NJ Sept 22-23 had a truly stellar weekend with warm weather … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The October AAAP meeting is on the 10th at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The presentation will be divided into two 30 minute parts. The first part is “The AAAP’s 2017 Total Solar … Continue reading

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From the Treasurer

By Michael Mitrano The income statements and balance sheet show the AAAP’s financial results for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2017, and the AAAP’s financial position at the beginning and the end of the year. You will … Continue reading

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The Cycle of Eclipses

by John Church Many of my fellow AAAP members will have heard of the “saros”: the 18 years, 11 and one-third day cycle when eclipses of the sun and moon recur with nearly the same circumstances. To be more precise, … Continue reading

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Biosphere 2

by Prasad Ganti On a recent vacation to Arizona, the Grand Canyon state, I had the opportunity to visit Biosphere 2, near Tucson. It is a futuristic looking structure containing a sample of ecosystems found on Earth. Used currently for … Continue reading

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