Category Archives: Sidereal Times

From the Director

The third decade of the third millennium brings great opportunities for AAAP.  Where is amateur astronomy heading in the New Year?  What actions and decisions, what different directions might AAAP take as central New Jersey slowly emerges from the pandemic?  … Continue reading

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From the Program Director

by Victor Davis The first AAAP meeting of 2021 will take place (virtually) on Tuesday, January 12th 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 December 8, 2020 AAAP General Meeting

by John Miller, Secretary ● Online meeting, via Zoom, began at 7:30 pm. There were about 62 attendees. ● Rex Parker reviewed current membership count, which the Secretary records at 28 paid new members (2020); 52 paid renewed members (2020) … Continue reading

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Minutes of the December 1, 2020 AAAP Board of Trustees meeting (online)

by John Miller, Secretary ● A discussion on methods to draw more Zoom attendees to the AAAP General monthly meeting was undertaken. ● Ideas and enticements to draw more speakers via Zoom.  It was agreed our cache is now exponentially … Continue reading

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Bob Vanderbie’s Lucky Shot!

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Greetings from the Observatory Co-Chairs

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We Wait

by Gene Allen In early 2020 Celestron introduced a line of low-end telescopes which include some very high-end technology. They did themselves and their customers a great disservice by re-using the StarSense label, because this new tech is orders of … Continue reading

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From our new member Titus

My name is Titus Magnanao. I am new member of the AAAP. I became interested in astronomy after I watched Carl Sagan’s PBS Cosmos series. I am a recently retired environmental engineer from the NJDEP. After not owning a telescope … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Jupiter, Saturn Will Look Like Double Planet Scientists have been greeted by the sight of jet black chunks of rock and soil from an asteroid after opening a capsule that returned from deep space … Continue reading

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From the Director

Join us for the great conjunction tonight, Friday, December 18 on solstice day, December 21 right after sunset (4:37pm).  You can join the live astro video session via Zoom produced by the AAAP astro-video group.  If conditions are favorable we will … Continue reading

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