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From the Program Chair

By Victor Davis The June 14, 2022 meeting of the AAAP will be an experiment combining in-person and virtual elements into a hybrid meeting.  The intention is to meet the needs of members eager to resume commiserating in person and … Continue reading

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From the Program Chair

By Victor Davis The May 2022 meeting of the AAAP will take place (virtually) on Tuesday, May 10th at 7:30 PM. (See How to Join the May Meeting below for details). This meeting is open to AAAP members and the … Continue reading

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Comet Leonard on the morning of December 3, 2021

Straight from the oven, baked by our own esteemed member Prof. Robert Vanderbei, Princeton University.

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Lunar Eclipse — November 19, 2021

by Robert Vanderbei I’m teaching a Freshman Seminar this fall called Sizing Up The Universe. There are 12 students in the class. A few weeks before the eclipse, I told my students that the eclipse was an upcoming event and … Continue reading

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Bob Vanderbie’s Lucky Shot!

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Get Together of Jupiter and Saturn Families, 2020

by Robert Vanderbei The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will take place in the late afternoon and early evening of Monday, December 21.  On that day, the Sun will set at 4:35pm.At that time, Jupiter and Saturn will be low … Continue reading

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In anticipation of the Great Conjunction, 2020

by Robert Vanderbei On Monday, Dec. 21, Jupiter will “lap” Saturn in their mutual race around the Sun.  At the closest approach, their angular separation will be just 6 arcminutes. That’s the closest Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in about 400 years.   … Continue reading

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A Child’s Delight

by Robert Vanderbei You can see both Jupiter and Saturn in the sky and Saturn on my computer’s screen too.

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Robert Vanderbei’s Mars Photo

Bob Vanderbei is a professor in the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University. He is an amazing astro-photographer and a club member.  His photo of Mars below taken at 3:15 a.m. on October 6 makes you … Continue reading

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a few astrophotographs taken this past week

by Robert Vanderbei Below is the picture I took two night’s ago of the Needle Galaxy (aka NGC 4565). For those who are interested in more details about the telescope, the camera, and the exposure, check out this webpage. And, … Continue reading

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