Category Archives: Mid-summer 2021

From the Director

Astronomy in Summertime.  The AAAP Observatory at Washington Crossing State Park is up and running and ready for members to see the stars!  We are still limited by the state to having  no more than 12 people in the building … Continue reading

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An invitation to participate in the ’20th Annual Stirling Street Fair’

by Victor Davis, Program Chair I’ve just been invited to participate (again) in the annual Stirling Street Fair. I normally do this solo, setting up solar telescopes and what not. There are generally a lot of people who come out, … Continue reading

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Minutes from the May 11, 2021 Members General Meeting (Online)

by John Miller, Secretary The June meeting convened at 7:30 PM via Zoom and Yahoo (online).  There were initially about 49 Zoom attendees. ●   Rex Parker introduced the evening’s topics and included a video of a model rocket launch (several … Continue reading

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S.P.A.C.E.–The First Frontier?

by Sam Sherman During the May monthly meeting, member Ira Polans spoke about his travels to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. I smiled as he shared details about their wonderful exhibits and tours, including the bus … Continue reading

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Going into space

by S. Prasad Ganti In a space of ten days, two spacecraft carried different sets of people to the edge of the space and brought them back to Earth. There are differences in their approaches to their respective missions. Much … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cosmic Queries

by Richard Sherman  Cosmic Queries by Neil deGrasse Tyson  Published 2021   Grade:  A-  Hardback $19.49 on Amazon   312 pages  Well-known author and personality Neil deGrasse Tyson authored (or co-authored) his 14th book this year, titled Cosmic Queries. The book is published by National Geographic, … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan NASA Releases First Detailed Map of the Insides of MarsNASA’s InSight mission revealed Mars’s inner workings down to its core, highlighting great differences of the red planet from our blue world. A trio of … Continue reading

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