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Black Holes to be Subject of Free Astronomy Lecture

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton will host the lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus.

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 Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. in Peyton Hall on the Princeton University campus. 

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

After the holidays, we launch back out into the galaxy with a lecture by Princeton Astrophysics Professor Jenny Greene: “Tiny but Powerful: the Smallest Supermassive Black Holes.” 

Jenny Greene is an assistant professor of astronomy at Princeton University. She studies supermassive black holes and the galaxies that they live in.  

Professor Greene did her undergraduate work at Yale and graduate work at Harvard.  In her spare time, she teaches algebra to inmates in New Jersey state prisons, as part of a large volunteer initiative run by Professor Knapp of Princeton Astrophysics.

Future public lectures will be on the second Tuesday of each month: Feb. 12, March 12, April 9 and May 14. Speakers and topics will be announced when confirmed.

Every Friday from April to October, AAAP hosts public observing at our observatory in Washington-Crossing State Park, Titusville, N.J., from 8 to 11: p.m., 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://www.facebook.com/pages/Amateur-Astronomers-Association-of-Princeton/225112680910838

 

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