Monthly Archives: October 2022

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomers.org Return to Peyton Hall, Nov 8 (7:30pm).  At long last we will meet again in person at Princeton University’s Peyton Hall auditorium for our next get together on Nov 8.  Peyton has been the home … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Victor Davis Welcome Back to Peyton Hall! The November 2022 meeting of the AAAP will take place IN PERSON on Tuesday, November 8th at 7:30 PM. As usual, the meeting is open to AAAP members and the public. Hybrid … Continue reading

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Minutes of the October 11, 2022, AAAP Members General Meeting (online)

by Gene Allen, Secretary The meeting was convened on Zoom by Director Rex Parker at 1929. He briefly described his agenda items: Program Chair Victor Davis introduced Speaker Dr. Avi Loeb at 2034 and he began his talk, “The Galileo … Continue reading

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DART and Impact

by S. Prasad Ganti For the first time in human history, we sent a spacecraft and jammed it into a space rock and the trajectory of that piece got nudged as a result. It was a great attempt and a … Continue reading

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Drowning In Light Pollution

by Gene Allen I live in an old folks home. Well, not really. It’s an “active adult living community” built by K Hovnanian in the early 2000s. It is riddled with obscene street lamps and blinding bollard post lights along … Continue reading

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New Member Denise Baracia

I am a new member who joined a few weeks ago.  I am Denise Baracia and I live in Plainsboro, NJ.   I work as an outside sales representative for a lab equipment manufacturer and, prior to sales, I worked as … Continue reading

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From the Lens of Lisa

by Lisa Ann Fanning Hello and welcome to this month’s installment of “From the Lens of Lisa.” 10/5/22 11:58 PM EDT After days of rain here in Central New Jersey, there was finally a tiny window of clear skies before … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan What NASA’s Crash Into an Asteroid Looks Like NASA’s DART spacecraft was not able to take pictures of the very moment it slammed into an asteroid on Monday at more than 14,000 miles per hour. Or … Continue reading

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From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomers.org Transition to real time and space.  After two-and-a-half years gathering virtually we are coming to the last of AAAP’s monthly Zoom sessions on October 11.  Beginning in November we will again hold our meeting in … Continue reading

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