Daily Archives: March 2, 2020

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org Spring Comes to AAAP Beware the Ides of March? The words invoke a sense of unseen danger even today. Back in the latter days of the Roman Republic, Julius Caesar (in 44 … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

by Ira Polans, Program Chair Introducing Archeoastronomy to the AAAP The March meeting of the AAAP will be held on the 10th at 7:30 PM in the auditorium of Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. Parking is available across … Continue reading

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Outreach Blotter

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair Things have been pretty quiet these past few months. In late January, Jim Peck gave a presentation to a group of twenty some in Edison, using Stellarium to show things in the night sky. His … Continue reading

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Minutes of the February 11, 2020 AAAP General Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary Assistant Director, Larry Kane opened the meeting, 7:30PM Ira Polans introduced guest speaker, David McComas – PPPL and Princeton University. McComas’s presentation centered on the ongoing Parker Solar Probe mission, 2018 through 2025. There were about … Continue reading

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Freeman Dyson

contributing members of AAAP Ad astra Freeman Dyson!  One of the most significant and appreciated figures in the world of physics and in Princeton’s enduring scientific community, Freeman Dyson has passed away (Feb 28).  Freeman Dyson was an early and … Continue reading

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From The Archives

Fifty Years Comment for Sidereal Times, November 2012 by Freeman Dyson, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey Fifty years ago, when AAAP began, the piece of the universe that we had explored was tiny, just a little blob with … Continue reading

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Inexperience and Chains

by Gene Allen, in shame I have only been involved in astronomy for the past few years. I have often felt an utter noob and totally unworthy to hold an office in this hallowed organization. Last night on Baldpate Mountain … Continue reading

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Sharing the Sky, April—May 2020

by Jeffrey Pinyan April marks the opening of our 2020 season. We have about 30 Fridays ahead of us, and as long as the weather cooperates, we’ll have some special celestial treats to share with the public. April Venus and … Continue reading

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