Category Archives: February 2018

From the Director

      by Rex Parker, Director Two proposals for vote at Feb 13 meeting. Last year we didn’t hold the Feb meeting because it would be on Valentine’s Day! This time around you have no such excuse (!) so … Continue reading

Posted in February 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From the Program Chair

By Ira Polans The February meeting will be held on the 13th at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. The talk is by Paul Halpern on his book “The Quantum Labyrinth: How Richard Feynman and John Wheeler … Continue reading

Posted in February 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

January 9, 2018 Meeting Minutes

by Victor Davis on behalf of Jim Poinsett, Secretary Minutes of the January 2018 meeting of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton Director Rex Parker opened the meeting by challenging members to spot several new comets well placed for observation … Continue reading

Posted in February 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Jupiter & Mars

by John Giles I just happened to catch a SKY & TELESCOPE note on the Jupiter/Mars conjunction on January 6th and 7th. It sounded too good to pass up, so I set my alarm for 5:30 AM on the 7th … Continue reading

Posted in February 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

How to haul tail

by Theodore R. Frimet baby its cold outside Before our end of season, our Observatory Chair hosted a couple of school aged teenagers that needed to make celestial observations on a particular Friday night. Skipping ahead from the experiences of … Continue reading

Posted in February 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment