Astronomers Association to Host Latest Free Lecture on Tuesday

Jim Green, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division since 2006, will present a lecture entitled “The Revolution in Planetary Science” at the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton event on Feb. 4.

Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton.

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton is pleased to announce that our monthly lectures will continue on Monday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University Campus. 

Our speaker this month will be Dr. Jim Green, who will present a lecture entitled “The Revolution in Planetary Science.”   

Admission is free and the public is welcome.  Ample free parking is available across the street from Peyton Hall.

As director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division since 2006, Dr. Green is eminently qualified to discuss the latest discoveries about our Solar System. 

He received his Ph.D. in Space Physics from the University of Iowa in 1979.  Since then, he has headed several data centers responsible for providing scientists with rapid access to data, other scientists, and NASA computers and information.

While at Goddard Space Flight Center, Dr. Green was a co-investigator and the Deputy Project Scientist on the Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) mission. He has written over 100 scientific articles about the Earth's and Jupiter's magnetospheres and over 50 technical articles on data systems and networks. 

Dr. Green has received numerous awards including the 1988 Arthur S. Flemming award for outstanding individual performance in the federal government and Japan's 1996 Kotani Prize in recognition of his international science data management activities.

Future public lectures will be on the second Tuesday of each month:

  • March 12 – Author Michael Lemonick
  • April 9 – To Be Announced

Every Friday from April to October, AAAP hosts public observing at our observatory in Washington-Crossing State Park, Titusville, NJ from 8:00 to 11:00 pm, weather permitting. 

More information including directions is on AAAP’s website: www.princetonastronomy.org


About the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton:

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton is an organization of over 80 members with interest in all aspects of astronomy and space science. Founded in 1962, the AAAP promotes a wide range of astronomy-related activities including: solar, planetary and deep-sky observing, astrophotography, star parties, lectures and education.

The group owns and operates two observatories in NJ at Washington Crossing State Park and Jenny Jump State Park. Members include avid observers, armchair investigators and complete novices. All share a common love of the sky. Complete meeting details and directions are found at the AAAP web site: www.princetonastronomy.org

Sidereal Times, the association newsletter with information on club activities, is online at princetonastronomy.wordpress.com/  Friend us on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/cb7oqvk




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