Enjoy rare opportunity to view Late Autumn sky with the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh at the Mingo Observatory Bundle Up Starfest, Saturday, November 29,2014. Please check back for updates.
MINGO BUNDLE UP STAR FEST – STAR PARTY November 29, 2014 See stars,galaxies, nebula, planets, Moon, meteors,and more, up close through our 10″ and 24″ fixed telescopes and members telescopes on the hill. Haddad Planetarium offers lectures, movies, sky shows. 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM End time depending on conditions. Address: Mingo Observatory, 1 Shelter 10 Road, Nottingham Township, PA 15301 40.2110 N, 80.0190 W Donations Accepted For more information and group pre-registration, 724-384-6150 or MingoSPCoordinator@3ap.org.
Mingo Observatory will open at 5PM, previously set at 6 PM, conditions permitting, and will feature a full evening of offerings at the Richard Y. Haddad Planetarium regardless of the sky conditons as long as the road, temperatures, conditons permit. The telescopes will operate if the conditons ( no precipitaton, 50% clear, above 20 degrees F, etc.) allow. There will be skyshows 5:45Pm and following the Chilean Astronomy Program. An astronomy related movie will be offered following the sky shows.
1.“In Search of Our Cosmic Origins” (16:34)
2.“ESOcast 51: All Systems Go for the Highest-altitude Supercomputer” (6:10)
3. “ESOcast 56: Gentle Giants in the Desert” (7:16)
4. “ESOcast 69: Revolutionary ALMA Image Reveals Planetary Genesis” (5:25)
5. “ESOcast 53: Chile Chill 3” (6:21)
6. “ESOcast 66: Groundbreaking Event for the E-ELT” (5:
* Note the read out in the image is for 7PM, but that was made prior to the end of DST. 7PM DST is the same as 6PM EST.