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Observatory Report

by Dave and Jennifer Skitt, Observatory Chairperson(s) Figured I give everyone an update on a recent Keyholder (KH) refresher training session.  We had nine persons total, 6 KH’s and 3 KH’s in training.  Rafael Caruso received his key at the … Continue reading

Posted in June 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Close-Focusing Test with the Hastings-Byrne Refractor

by John Church In recent issues of Sidereal Times I’ve been discussing whether our 1879 Hastings objective was designed using John Herschel’s 1822 procedure.  Herschel’s method was a major advance that gave very good results for its time.  As part … Continue reading

Posted in June 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Greetings from the Observatory Co-Chairs

Posted in January 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Gene’s Tele Vue Baseball Cap

by Dave Skitt Observatory Chairperson Gene’s Tele Vue Baseball Cap To keep the memory of Gene Ramsey alive, I wrote a short piece about Gene and his Tele Vue baseball cap. It was posted in Tele Vue’s February 2020 Blog.

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

Novice EAA Imager Captures Rare, Unseen Astronomical Phenomenon

by Dave Skitt, Observatory Chairperson If you’ve been reading my emails lately, you know that Dr. Rex Parker, PhD, and I conducted a Keyholder training session on Sunday, March 8, 2020.  We focused on the clubs’ expanding Electronically Assisted Astronomy … Continue reading

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