Category Archives: March 2021

From the Director

Next meeting by Zoom on March 09 at 7:30pm.  The recurring dream of getting together for astronomy in Princeton’s Peyton Hall hasn’t faded, but again this month and for the rest of this season AAAP will meet virtually via Zoom.  … Continue reading

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From the Program Director

by Victor Davis The March 2021 meeting of the AAAP will take place (virtually) on Tuesday, 9th 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 February 9, 2021 General Meeting (Online)

by John Miller, Secretary The meeting convened at 7:30 PM via Zoom. ●  Rex Parker announced the Washington Crossing State Park gave permission to proceed   with the WC Observatory support columns repair.  ●  The monthly Member Meeting is now being … Continue reading

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How Did Hastings Design Our Objective? Part Two

by John Church Objectives for smaller telescopes are sometimes designed to conform to the “Herschel condition” proposed by John Herschel in two papers in the early 1820’s.  These objectives perform well at nearby distances as well as on celestial objects … Continue reading

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“Sky at Night” on Mars from the BBC

by Richard Sherman Late last year, I subscribed to the BBC’s Sky at Night magazine, which is available in the USA in both print and digital editions. There is a 2-for-1 sale ongoing now where you can get two years … Continue reading

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