CANCELLED November 1, 2014 Wagman Star Party

Cancelled due to weather.

See large clusters of stars, beautiful colored double stars, visit the craters of the moon and view the planets Uranus and Neptune. It’s all part of the show during Mid-Autumn November Star Party sponsored by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. It’s the last scheduled public event for 2014 at Wagman Observatory. Read more

AAAP Invites Members, Public, November 14, 2014 Meeting at Allegheny Observatory, 7:30 PM

Astrophotography by AAAP Members will be featured at the AAAP November Meeting. Here is an example of an astrophotograph taken by an AAAP member. Horsehead Nebula by Bill Snyder. For more on this photo, please scan over earlier posts.

Astrophotography by AAAP Members will be featured at the AAAP November Meeting. Here is an example of an astrophotograph taken by an AAAP member. Horsehead Nebula by Bill Snyder. For more on this photo, please scan over earlier posts.

The Public is Invited to the AAAP November Meeting. Read more

AAAP Members Invited to Submit to Brunelle Astrophotography Contest

The Kevin J. Brunelle Astrophotography Photo Contest Deadline Less Than A Month Away (Article from October Guide Star)

If (as your Editor hopes) you have been reading the Guide Star front-to-back, you must have noticed the many fine celestial images submitted by our members. Some of these, and others you have not seen, may be shown at the club’s November 14 meeting at Allegheny Observatory, where we will be holding the annual Kevin J. Brunelle Astrophotography contest. Read more

AAAP and Partial Solar Eclipse of October 23, 2014

Postscript:

The AAAP shared the eclipse at Wagman Observatory and at various locations around the Greater Ptttsburgh Region and beyond.  From Wagman Observatory for the eclipse member Matt Jones made this 10 frames per second time lapse video you may enjoy.

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Mingo Observatory Star Party Saturday, October 25, 2014

Celebrate the sky with the AAAP at the Mingo Observatory’s last regular star party of 2014, 6:30 PM, Saturday, October 25, 2014. Read more

AAAP Observatory Star Parties Saturday, October 11

As skies darken, bright planets Mars and Saturn appear. After the Sun sets see the dark sky yield views of “hard to spot” objects, followed by the stunning sight of Moonrise. AAAP opens both Wagman and Mingo Observatories to the public Saturday October 11, 2014 for  Moonrise Star Parties. Observe the autumn skies and watch the Gibbous Moon rise at 9:14 PM, EDT. Marvel at the wonders of the universe using the telescopes inside AAAP observatories and the member telescopes stationed outside. Read more