Monthly Archives: February 2021

From the Director

Next meeting by Zoom on March 09 at 7:30pm.  The recurring dream of getting together for astronomy in Princeton’s Peyton Hall hasn’t faded, but again this month and for the rest of this season AAAP will meet virtually via Zoom.  … Continue reading

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From the Program Director

by Victor Davis The March 2021 meeting of the AAAP will take place (virtually) on Tuesday, 9th at 7:30 PM. (See Joining the Meeting with Zoom below for details). This meeting is open to AAAP members and the general public. … Continue reading

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Minutes of the February 9, 2021 General Meeting (Online)

by John Miller, Secretary The meeting convened at 7:30 PM via Zoom. ●  Rex Parker announced the Washington Crossing State Park gave permission to proceed   with the WC Observatory support columns repair.  ●  The monthly Member Meeting is now being … Continue reading

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How Did Hastings Design Our Objective? Part Two

by John Church Objectives for smaller telescopes are sometimes designed to conform to the “Herschel condition” proposed by John Herschel in two papers in the early 1820’s.  These objectives perform well at nearby distances as well as on celestial objects … Continue reading

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“Sky at Night” on Mars from the BBC

by Richard Sherman Late last year, I subscribed to the BBC’s Sky at Night magazine, which is available in the USA in both print and digital editions. There is a 2-for-1 sale ongoing now where you can get two years … Continue reading

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Razvan D Ionescu, our newest member introduces himself

I am a financial services professional, father of three school age children, residing in Newtown PA. Growing up in Romania in the 1980s, for me looking at the Milky Way was a daily occurrence in late summer evenings. I miss that, so … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan How NJ played a role in the Perseverance rover missionThis week, we got to witness history in space exploration as the Perseverance rover safely landed on the surface of Mars. The rovers main mission is to … Continue reading

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From the Director

Next meeting by Zoom on Feb 09 at 7:30.  We continue to dream of getting back together in Peyton Hall on campus, but for the next few months at least we anticipate running the meeting virtually with Zoom.  The meeting … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane To all AAAP members, In mid January, I sent an email to the entire AAAP membership, announcing the establishment of the Gene Ramsey Memorial Observatory Reconstruction Fund in order to raise money that will go to the … Continue reading

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