Enthusiasm for observational astronomy, curiosity about cosmology, achievements with CCD imaging and technology. These and all other aspects of astronomy are interests shared by members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton. The club is based in Princeton, (Mercer County) New Jersey.
This organization of 100 + promotes astronomy-related activities for members and non-members, novice to expert. A wide spectrum of astronomy interests are explored at the AAAP through regular meetings, workshops, use of the two club observatories, public outreach and regional star parties.
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The upcoming AAAP meeting will be on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Bowen Hall: (see Princeton campus maps for building and parking locations). Luke Hovey, a PhD candidate at Rutgers University, will speak about his research on supernovae remnants. A meet-the -speaker dinner for AAAP members will begin at Winberries Restaurant on Palmer Square at 6:00 pm. Please RSVP to S. Prasad Ganti if you will attend the dinner.
Hovey is in final semester in the physics PhD program at Rutgers University. He works with Professor Jack Hughes on young supernova remnants of Ia origin in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Luke has been making proper motion measurements of the forward-shocks in these remnants with multi-epoch Hubble Space Telescope (HST) imaging. Using these measurements he is able to place limits of the age of these supernova remnants, as well as diagnosing areas where efficient Cosmic ray acceleration may be occurring. He is also able to use these measurements to constrain the search areas for possible progenitor companions of these supernovae.
Don't miss this exciting presentation describing some of the more cutting edge, dynamic research occuring in the current astrophysics community. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Bowen Hall.
|MONTHLY MEETING LOCATION CHANGES TO BOWEN HALL STARTING JANUARY 13, 2015|
Bowen Hall is the location of the 2015 - 2016
AAAP monthly meetings.
Bowen Hall is located on Prospect Avenue next to North Garage within the Engineering Quadrangle complex on the Princeton University campus.
Meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month and begin promptly at 7:30 PM in the lecture hall.