Daily Archives: June 3, 2022

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomers.org Escape from the Black Hole of Relentless News Headlines.  Though we had a couple of rainouts for May events, the lunar eclipse AstroVideo Live was saved by member Rich Sherman broadcasting from Florida May 15.  … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Victor Davis The June 14, 2022 meeting of the AAAP will be an experiment combining in-person and virtual elements into a hybrid meeting.  The intention is to meet the needs of members eager to resume commiserating in person and … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane, Assistant Director At our last virtual membership meeting, I floated the idea of forming a “special interest” group within the AAAP that would work toward diminishing light pollution in the areas we do astronomy.   Based on demonstrated … Continue reading

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In Response to Assistant Director Larry Kane’s Article

by Surabhi Agarwal Light pollution is one of the least talked about type of pollution that is adversely affecting every aspect of our suburban lives, from watching the sky and disrupting our ecosystem balance to playing havoc with our health. … Continue reading

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Minutes of the May 10, 2022, AAAP Members General Meeting (online)

by Gene Allen, Secretary Meeting was convened on Zoom by Director Rex Parker at 1930. Following a brief introduction and presentation of an agenda, Program Chair Victor Davis introduced Speaker/Member Dr. Robert Vanderbei. He described the background and evolution of … Continue reading

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Sunny Solar Observing Success! – May 29, 2022

by Dave Skitt, Observatory Chair After several weeks of rains outs on public Friday nights and scheduled members nights, AAAP finally got a break with its Solar Observing event hosted at our observatory in Washington Crossing State Park. The skies … Continue reading

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We have some equipment for sale!

by Ron Forrester Star Structure 12.5″ dob, F4.8, F. L. 1500, Ostahowski mirror, very accurate push-to Nexus DSC controller & setting circles, exceptionally smooth, WIFI enabled, 9×50 finder, red dot laser, internal battery, fully computerized push to capability,  dew heater, … Continue reading

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From the Lens of Lisa

by Lisa Fanning This month was very weather challenged.  I was hoping to see the May planets dance but awoke to find many clouds.   I did get lucky with the Total Lunar Eclipse on May 15 We managed to dodge the … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Spotting Dots on the Sun In the short time since its launch in February 2020, Solar Orbiter has already returned some incredible photos and data of the Sun. The joint European Space Agency–NASA mission … Continue reading

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