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. See the two screenshots of   www.Stellarium.org sky simulations. The first is a 7:30 PM and the second, showing the Gibbous Moon is at 10 PM.

October 11, 2014, SW at 7:30 PM, bright planets Saturn and Mars above the horizon.

October 11, 2014, SW at 7:30 PM, bright planets Saturn and Mars above the horizon.

October 11, 2014,, NE at 10 PM, 45 minutes after Moonrise, See bright starts Aldebaron and Capella,

 

Wagman https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/event-view.cfm?Event_ID=55966

Mingo https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/event-view.cfm?Event_ID=56007

Click on the links for specific star party information including driving directions and on the  images above for Stelarium simulations of the sky: 1. SW at 7:30 PM, bright planets Saturn and Mars above the horizon. 2. NE at 10 PM, 45 minutes after Moonrise, See bright starts Aldebaron and Capella,

2 replies
  1. Dev
    Dev says:

    Hi,
    the 3ap.com website listed Oct 11th as a star party night and I went tot he NEWO, but the gates were closed and it was a trip in vain.
    Is the website not updated or I was looking at the wrong place.
    Please suggest, I plan on bringing more friends to this even in Novemeber at NEWO.
    Thanks
    Dev

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