Monthly Archives: June 2020

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Phd director@princetonastronomy.org Virtually Like the Professionals. While COVID has wiped out a lot of ground-based astronomy around the world, astronomers are ahead of the curve in virtual and robotic technologies. Astronomy and all the … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

by Ira Polans, Program Chair Monthly Meetings Resume–Virtually The June meeting will be held on 9th at 7:30 PM using Zoom (See Using Zoom below for details). We will follow the same procedures that we did for May. This meeting … Continue reading

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Minutes of the May 12, 2020 AAAP General Meeting (online)

by John Miller, Secretary This was the first virtual/online general member’s meeting of the AAAP since the club’s inception. Attendees were invited to participate via the cloud-based Zoom communications software. About 51 people were logged on at 7:45 p.m. This … Continue reading

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Outreach Blotter

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair This may really be the summer of our discontent. Since Baldpate Mountain in late February, all scheduled outreach events at schools and other venues, and the hosting of groups at Simpson Observatory, have been cancelled.  … Continue reading

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Beginnings Just Open a Window

by Gene Allen As a kid I had messed about spying on a nearby GSA depot at night with a poor department store refractor. I never saw anything move, let alone anything of interest, but out of hope I kept … Continue reading

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a few astrophotographs taken this past week

by Robert Vanderbei Below is the picture I took two night’s ago of the Needle Galaxy (aka NGC 4565). For those who are interested in more details about the telescope, the camera, and the exposure, check out this webpage. And, … Continue reading

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Rip Van Winkle

by Theodore R Frimet Ok. Let’s combine a few items, spill some Java onto it, toss it onto the wall, and see what sticks: Rip Van Winkle Circadian Rhythm Space Time Dilation Iron as an abundant chemical element in the … Continue reading

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