Category Archives: October 2021

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD  director@princetonastronomy.org Connection to the Mother Ship.  AAAP has a wonderful history connecting our club with Princeton University and its Department of Astrophysical Sciences. Through the years we have had the privilege to meet in the auditorium at Peyton … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Victor Davis From The Program Chair by Victor Davis The October 2021 meeting of the AAAP will take place (virtually) on Tuesday, October 12th at 7:30 PM. (See How to Join the October Meeting below for details). This meeting is open … Continue reading

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Minutes of the August 31, 2021 AAAP Board of Trustees meeting (online)

by John Miller, Secretary             ● Director Rex Parker opened the Zoom meeting at 7:30 P.M. There were 13 attendees             ● The agenda included:             * club finances and membership.             * upcoming season meetings (speakers, Peyton Hall availability).             * observatory update.             * member … Continue reading

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Women who missed out on Nobel prizes

by S. Prasad Ganti The season of Nobel prizes is coming soon, in a week or so. It has been more than a century of Nobel prizes for the highest human achievements in the field of Sciences,Literature, Economics and Peace. … Continue reading

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Book Review I

By Richard Sherman  The Mission by David W. Brown   Published 2021  Grade:  B+  Hardback $20.99, Paperback $18.99 on Amazon   480 pages  Here’s an astronomy book that isn’t filled with science. Rather, this newly-released book is the story of the men and women … Continue reading

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Book Review II

by Richard Sherman Galaxies by Govert Schilling  Published 2019   Grade:  A  Hardback $32.99 on Amazon   240 pages  If you are fascinated by galaxies and love great photos of galaxies, then this is the book for you. I thoroughly enjoyed Govert Schilling’s book—the … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene and David Kaplan Orbiting 3 Stars at Once It’s called a circumtriple planet, and evidence that one exists suggests that planet formation is less unusual than once believed. GW Ori is a star system 1,300 light years … Continue reading

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