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.
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Come join the next AAAP meeting on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the New Jersey State Museum Planetarium : You are welcome to bring family and friends for our gathering at the Planetarium, at 205 West State Street in the capitol area of Trenton. AAAP member and Planetarium staffer Bill Murray will give us a private show (no charge) using the state-of-the-art “Full DomeVideo” technology which immerses the audience with images covering the entire dome.
The meeting continues the tradition of AAAP sharing the vision of the Planetarium to bring astronomy experiences to the public.
|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.