Category Archives: November 2021

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD  director@princetonastronomy.org Finding Evidence of Life beyond Earth, Part 2 of AAAP Discussion.  NASA first developed a major program to search for life on other planets and moons in the mid-1990’s.  In 1996, NASA chief Dan Goldin expanded … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Victor Davis The November 2021 meeting of the AAAP will take place (virtually) on Tuesday, November 9th at 7:30 PM. (See How to Join the November Meeting below for details). This meeting is open to AAAP members and the general public. … Continue reading

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Extension of our Friday Night Public Observing Season

by Dave and Jennifer Skitt, Observatory Chairperson(s) The AAAP Board has voted to extend the Friday night public season until the last Friday in November.  We felt that the delayed season start due to pandemic restrictions and poor weather warranted giving … Continue reading

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Minutes of the October 12th, 2021 AAAP Members General Meeting (online)

by John Miller, Secretary ●  The October meeting convened at 7:30 PM via Zoom and Yahoo (online).  There were initially about 45 online attendees. ●   As of this date, there are 169 members in the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton. … Continue reading

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AAAP Merchandise

by Rich Sherman Hello AAAP members,   I’m fellow member Rich Sherman, and I’m helping the AAAP update its merchandise program. We developed a simple 5 question survey that takes about one minute to complete. Your input is valuable and … Continue reading

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Book Review

by Richard Sherman The Smallest Lights in the Universe by Sara Seager   Published 2021   Grade:  A-  Paperback $14.99 on Amazon   336 pages  A brilliant young scientist begins her career that will take her to the elite echelons of exoplanet … Continue reading

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Lucky Lucy?

by S. Prasad Ganti The “Lucy” spacecraft was launched recently on a twelve year mission to visit asteroids. Asteroids are left over remnants from the sculpting of the solar system about four and half billion years ago. Spacecraft in the … Continue reading

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To James Bond fans.

by Richard Sherman “No Time to Die,” the latest James Bond movie was released to theaters in October. Ahead of watching Daniel Craig’s latest film as the timeless James Bond, I decided to re-watch a few films, including “Quantum of … Continue reading

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