Daily Archives: November 1, 2020

From the Director

Be thankful for computerized star charts We’ll illuminate the history of celestial cartography at our next meeting via Zoom on Nov 10 at 7:30 (see Ira’s section below about the guest speaker and Zoom link). The premise that we stand … Continue reading

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From the Program Director

by Ira Polans The November meeting will be held on the 10th at 7:30 PM. (See Joining the Meeting with Zoom below for details). This meeting is open to AAAP members and the general public. Due to the number of … Continue reading

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Minutes of the October 6, 2020 AAAP Board of Trustees meeting (virtual)

by John Miller, Secretary ● Rex Parker opened the Zoom meeting at 7:00 P.M. ● Rex and David Skitt indicated that the previous plan of opening the Washington Crossing Observatory to six people inside the building had failed to consistently … Continue reading

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Robert Vanderbei’s Mars Photo

Bob Vanderbei is a professor in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University. He is an amazing astro-photographer and a club member.  His photo of Mars below taken at 3:15 a.m. on October 6 makes you … Continue reading

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Mars Opposition Photos from the Past

by John Church Left Picture: August 18, 1971         Right Picture: Oct. 11, 1973 Edmund 4-inch refractor            Hastings-Byrne 6¼ inch refractor Angular diameter 24.7 arcsec           Angular diameter 21.4 arcsec Central Meridian 10º              Central Meridian 328º                        Published in Sky & Telescope, March … Continue reading

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