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.
Come explore our web site. Here you'll find details about our organization's meetings, discussion topics, members and their scopes, and a lot more. Our organization maintains two observatories: the larger in Washington Crossing State Park (housing a research-grade 355mm Schmidt-Cassegrain catadioptric and historic 159mm Hastings-Byrne refractor). A second facility is found at Jenny Jump State Park in northwestern New Jersey. This houses a 318mm custom-built Newtonian reflector.
Read about the AAAP in this article from a recent issue of Princeton U.S. 1.
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Members and guests are in for treat at the next AAAP meeting on Feb. 10, 2015. Gene Ramsey, Observatory Chair and mentor to many, will share tips and tricks that he has learned from 20 years of observing at our Washington-Crossing observatory, star parties and club outreach events. His talk will be about how to save hundreds of dollars on astronomy equipment such as telescopes, eyepieces, 12-volt batteries, observing chairs and magazines such as Astronomy and Sky & Telescope. Also, he will share some of the important astronomical discoveries of the last twenty years such as the dark energy, a massive black hole in the center of the Milky Way, and humans landing on the moon. Donít miss this opportunity for beginners and veterans alike to learn valuable tips garnered from many years of hands-on experience and experimentation. 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.