Monthly Archives: May 2020

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org Zoom AAAP Meetings for May 12 and June 09. We hope that you are well and keeping your sense of humor and perspective despite the social and personal challenges of COVID. As … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

by Ira Polans, Program Chair Monthly Meetings Resume–Virtually Club Members, As we, all practice safe social distancing; AAAP is resuming its meetings on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:30 PM using Zoom. (See below for more details). Please read or print … Continue reading

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Minutes of the April 22, 2020 AAAP Board of Trustees meeting (online)

by John Miller, Secretary This meeting was initiated via an online video conferencing.session lasting about one hour. Attendees included: Larry Kane, Assistant Director Michael Mitrano, Treasurer Rex Parker, Director John Miller, Secretary Ira Polans, Program Chair David and Jennifer Skitt, … Continue reading

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Time

by David J. Kaplan Time is more ancient than the stars. It births evolution, yet limits life. Time stops not for an unwound clock.

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O, For a Dark Night Sky

by David J. Kaplan The city’s night sky Holds the moon aloft, A dim orb. Constellations—incomplete, The drinking gourd dismantled Cassiopeia banished. Orion dismembered. O, for a dark night sky, Stars shimmering In both mind and eye. When meteors from … Continue reading

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Solar observations – with a sextant

by Rafael C. Caruso, MD On June 2019, a group of AAAP members met in Peyton Hall to attend a two-day celestial navigation course, which I found most enjoyable. The course was taught by Frank Reed, the navigation instructor who currently … Continue reading

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When, How and Why I Became Interested in Astronomy

by John Miller, Secretary I was in my father’s den – the summer of 1965 – looking up something for a school assignment in our World Book Encyclopedia. Dad was also in the room tapping madly on his ancient Royal … Continue reading

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When, how, and why I began my interest in astronomy

by Victor Davis As a general rule, I tend to value earned experiences more than accidental ones. That’s a pretty common view, it seems to me. The exhilaration of a summit view is heightened by appreciating the effort it took … Continue reading

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