Monthly Archives: August 2022

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomers.org Our future is in Princeton.  Many of you, like me, would rather have our monthly astro gatherings in person at a prestigious science place in Princeton rather than Zooming.  This may happen this fall, and … Continue reading

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The Columns of Observation

by Dave Skitt, Observatory Chairperson After two+ years of planning, coordination and an unnerving NJDEP permitting process, the columns that allow for open sky observation from within the walls of AAAP’s Simpson Observatory have finally been replaced.  The original cinder-block … Continue reading

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60th Anniversary Merchandise

by Rich Sherman, Merchandise Chair The AAAP store now has NEW merchandise that features our “Anniversary Edition” logo celebrating AAAP’s 60 years. Check it out at:  https://aaap1962.logosoftwear.com/.  The password is SiderealTimes.  The items with the new anniversary logo will have “**Anniversary Edition** ” as the … Continue reading

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Manhattanhenge 2022

by Victor Davis “This’ll be a great city once they finish building it.” -Aaron Sorkin dialog spoken by Jeff Daniels in “The Newsroom” One of Manhattan’s enduring and farsighted design elements has been the street grid devised in 1811, in … Continue reading

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From Hubble to the Webb Space Telescope

by S. Prasad Ganti The first pictures from the James Webb telescope were released recently. The prize comes after decades of hard work by thousands of scientists and engineers and billions of dollars of cost overruns. In the end it … Continue reading

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All My Planets!

by C. Todd Reichart On Friday night, June 24, I fell asleep on the couch in front of the television. I woke up around 2:30 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, June 25, my body contorted and failing to get … Continue reading

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I Tried!

by Gene Allen Well, I did try to capture it on June 18. It was a fulfilling view: all the visible planets spread – in order – across more than half of the span of the brightening dawn. I walked … Continue reading

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Planets from 43rd floor of a Manhattan Building

by Sulakshana Jain and Kurien Jacob Sharing my sister Surabhi’s excitement, we went to our balcony to see whatever was visible in our light polluted city skies. Jupiter, Saturn and Venus, the three brightest were shining beautifully in our view. … Continue reading

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From the Lens of Lisa

by Lisa Ann Fanning The skies just haven’t cooperated in pursuit of some of my targets. On the few nights/ early mornings I managed to get out, I made some captures, and embraced the clouds in some cases!  6/3/22 18% … Continue reading

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