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From the Outreach Coordinator

David Letcher, Outreach Coordinator Mr. Jay Watson of the D & R Greenway Land Trust has invited us to join them during the evening of August 12 to view the meteor shower. Last August about a half-dozen of us brought … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair We have two invitations for which we can do our usual star parties. From Elena Nickerson at the Stuart Country Day School: Once again, I would like to arrange a night of star gazing for … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

by David Letcher, Outreach Chair Hello Everyone, The following are the current outreach opportunities for us. Let me know if you can participate in any or all events. On March 17, Sunday at 3:00 p.m., a film called The City … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

David Letcher, Outreach Chair Community outreach opportunity: On Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM AAAP Members are invited to set up their telescopes on the playground and share their expertise at Mill Lake School’s annual Astronomy Night. … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

David Letcher, Outreach Chair The evening of Nov. 28th saw a group of AAAP members hosting a star party at the Millstone River School in Plainsboro, NJ. We had clear skies with a bright full moon. Jupiter was prominent too … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

David Letcher, Outreach Chair First, I am pleased to report that my four lectures on backyard astronomy were successfully delivered on the Friday evenings of September 14 through October 5. We had a good turnout ranging from about a dozen … Continue reading

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Leonard Digges – Inventor of the Telescope?

by Dave Letcher Sometime around 1515 – 1520 Leonard Digges was born in Barham, a parish in Kent, UK. He died about 1559. Digges was well-known as a mathematician and surveyor; in fact he is credited with the invention of … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

David Letcher, Outreach Chair The four Friday evening public lectures on backyard astronomy, by yours truly, are in full swing. My first class met on Friday evening, September 14. I introduced the audience to vocabulary and the objects commonly seen … Continue reading

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From the Outreach Chair

David Letcher, Outreach Chair On Sunday August 12, the D & R Greenway Organization and AAAP are hosting a ‘Perseid Meteor Shower party’ at a recently acquired preserve known as the Cider Mill Grasslands Preserve in E. Amwell Township, Hunterdon County. … Continue reading

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