Category Archives: February 2022

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomers On with the Show.  As we move into mid-winter it gets harder to do astronomy outside.  Better to curl up with a good book or click the link to a seminar for your astronomy experience … Continue reading

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From the Assistant Director

by Larry Kane A little over two years from now, on April  8, 2024 there will be a total solar eclipse that will cross most of North America.  While New Jersey will not be within the “path of totality” those … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Victor Davis The February, 2022 meeting of the AAAP will take place (virtually) on Tuesday, February 8th at 7:30 PM. (See How to Join the February Meeting below for details). This meeting is open to AAAP members and the … Continue reading

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

The meeting was convened on Zoom by Director Dr. Rex Parker at 1930 with the agenda for the evening. At 1945 Program Chair Victor Davis introduced featured speaker Dr. Robert Williams who presented “Observing Galaxy Formation with the Hubble Space … Continue reading

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Electrum and Lead

by John Church Let them draw together the bones of the metal.           – Ezra Pound, The Alchemist I venture that one reason amateur astronomers like their hobby so much is that despite all the turmoil here on Earth, the heavens … Continue reading

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James Webb Space Telescope reaches home

by S. Prasad Ganti The perilous journey on the ground as well as in the space is complete. Continuing our journey with the James Webb space telescope, which was launched on Christmas day at the fag end of 2021. Some … Continue reading

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Restoring a Classic Edmund Reflector

by Kevin Meredith In December 2021, I was given an unexpected early Xmas present. My girlfriend was walking through Princeton when she noticed this interesting collection on the side of the road, and she texted to ask if I wanted … Continue reading

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New 3.2 megapixel SPAD sensor from Canon

By Richard Sherman I recently posted a link to Canon’s announcement about its 3.2 megapixel SPAD sensor on the Discord server, but I didn’t see any comments. This is a potentially revolutionary announcement for astrophotographers so I thought I better … Continue reading

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From the lens of Lisa

by Lisa Ann Fanning Fly me to the moon! (01/21/22) Thrilled to see Mare Orientale thanks to libration recently! (Grimaldi for reference) Welcome back Venus to the morning sky 1/22/22 Moonset from Morganville 1/24/22

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