Tag Archives: observatory

From The Observatory

by Dave Skitt, Observatory Chairperson As of this moment, the Labor Day Solar Observing Session hosted by AAAP and Wayne Henderek at the WCSP Nature Center is still scheduled to take place either Saturday or Monday afternoon.  This is a call … Continue reading

Posted in September 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Observatory Public Nights Postponed. Our Skies Remain Open

by Dave Skitt, Observatory Chairperson The State of New Jersey closed our public state park buildings. This is part of the COVID 19 virus response. AAAP delayed the opening of our observatory for Friday Night Public Observing for your safety. This delay will remain in effect until … Continue reading

Posted in April 2020, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Member Night at Simpson Observatory!

by Gene Allen, Outreach Chair Have you been enjoying the wonderful speakers but feeling uncomfortable or intimidated about visiting the Observatory? Not worth making the drive or staying up late to look at dim fuzzies? Time to shake that off … Continue reading

Posted in June 2019, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

let there be light

by Dave Skitt let there be light Let there be light! And it was good. You may believe from the title that I will be writing about the beginning of the universe, some formula for the speed of light or … Continue reading

Posted in June 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Winter use of the observatory

by Dave and Jennifer Skitt The cold weather has set in but that doesn’t mean the observatory can’t be used to catch that elusive asteroid or your favorite winter galaxy or star cluster. Here are a few considerations to keep … Continue reading

Posted in January 2018, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Eclipse Watching at AAAP Observatory

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by Rex A Parker What a day to remember! While we await some exciting stories from the AAAP Totality Group (have heard it was fantastic in Oregon), we’d like to acknowledge the GREAT job and big effort by AAAP members … Continue reading

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From Kevin Mooney’s camera at Washington Crossing

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Posted in September 2017, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment