The December AAAP meeting is on the 12th at 7:30PM in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus.
AAAP member William Murray will talk on “The Life and Legacy of Charles Messier”.
Bill’s talk is an examination of the life of the famed 18th century French astronomer Charles Messier and a look at how his work 200 years ago affects amateur astronomers today. Charles Messier is best known today for his catalog of 110 “Messier objects”.
One of the purposes of the AAAP is to educate the public about the wonders of the universe over our heads through our lecture series and outreach
Our astronomers setup telescopes for public use at Communiversity in Princeton, Super Science Saturday at the NJ State Museum in Trenton and at various public events around Mercer County.
We will bring telescopes to your school or educational event to show and explain objects in the night sky like the Moon, constellations, planets, nebulae and galaxies.
Come visit the Universe at our state-of-the-art astronomical observatory located
near Pennington, NJ just minutes from I-95.
AAAP astronomers will show you galaxies, planets, ghostly nebulae, spectacular globular clusters and jewel-box, open star clusters. Using our research-grade Celestron 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope mounted on a Paramount Robotic Mount and our historic 6.25-inch Hasting-Byrne refractor scope. You will see the night sky like never before.
We've installed a video camera so everyone can see astronomical objects on an LCD screen. View deep sky objects on a large LCD screen.
Sidereal Times is the official newsletter of AAAP since 1962. |
Published in blog form now, it is the best source of current news about club activities. In addition, we publish essays, gear evaluations, astrophotographs, book and movie reviews, poetry, travelogues and technical articles related to our hobby.
AAAP plans to post on this website soon our archive of all issues going back to the club's founding. We hope to complete this project soon.