Author Archives: ST Editors

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomers.org Gravitate to Our Spring Events!  A total lunar eclipse, fantastic galaxies high overhead, and a close collection of planets before dawn make up a spectacular astro palette over the next month as spring emerges in … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Victor Davis The May 2022 meeting of the AAAP will take place (virtually) on Tuesday, May 10th at 7:30 PM. (See How to Join the May Meeting below for details). This meeting is open to AAAP members and the … Continue reading

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Minutes of the April 12, 2022, AAAP Members General Meeting (online)

by Gene Allen, Secretary The meeting was convened on Zoom by Director Dr. Rex Parker at 1930 with the agenda for the evening. He noted that this marks two years of Zoomed meetings. His desktop computer failure disappointingly followed closely … Continue reading

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Introducing New Member Dennis Jamison

(In his own words) I joined the AAAP in January after moving to Franklin Twp from Reno, NV in May ’21. I love the talks and I’m looking forward to meeting everyone!   This summer I would like to train to … Continue reading

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Plasma And Heat Shields

by S. Prasad Ganti Every year between January and March, there is a series of “Science on Saturday” lectures at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.  These lectures have been virtual for the past two years due to the pandemic. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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From the Lens of Lisa

by Lisa Fanning Mars-Saturn conjunction 📷: iPhone 13🔭: @celestronuniverse NexStar Evolution 8 The planets are dancing! (L-R) Venus, Mars, Saturn 📷: iPhone 13 Taken 4/15/21 5:18 AM EDT 99% Full Moon 📷: iPhone 13 single shot🔭: Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 + … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Astronomers Find What Might Be the Most Distant Galaxy Yet The Jodrell Astronomers have been leapfrogging each other into the past lately. Last week, a group using the Hubble Space Telescope announced they had … Continue reading

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From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomers.org Spring Events — Back to (Nearly) Normal.  COVID restrictions have been lifted in NJ state parks, though individuals going to the AAAP Observatory are urged to remain careful especially with the public, and recognize that … Continue reading

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