Pittsburgh Stargazing AAAP September 5, 2015, Dark Sky Star Parties: Wagman Observatory and Mingo Observatory

Stellarium Screen Capture, 9PM, September 5, 20015 South West view.

Stellarium Screen Capture, 9PM, September 5, 20015 South West view.

The members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh invite the public to Mingo Observatory and Wagman Observatory on Saturday, September 5, 2015. Come see the planets Neptune and Uranus and enjoy the Milky Way without interference from the Moon. It’s all part of the show during the September Dark Sky Star Partis sponsored by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. Read more

CANCELLED Pleasant Hills Star Party, 7:30 PM, October 2, 2015

Cancelled – Update of October 2, 2015

Tonight’s Pleasant Hills Library Star Party has been cancelled because of the weather, not to mention the clouds and more clouds. Did I mention clouds? At this time there is no rain or make-up date planned. We will try again next year and have discussed moving the star party date back into the July / August / September time frame.
A big thank you to those who were going to participate. Read more

AAAP Member Matt Deitrich Wins APOD, August 25, 2015, Meteors and Milky Way Over Mt. Ranier

Astronomy Picture of the Day 2015 August 25 Meteors and Milky Way over Mount Rainier Image Credit & Copyright: Matthew Dieterich

AAAP Member Matt Deitrich  wins the Astronomy Picture of the Day, August 25, 2015. Congratulations Matt!
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Wagman Star Parties August 21 and 22, 2015.

Stellarium screen capture of South West sky at 9 PM.. The Moon shines between the Moon in Sagitarius and Scutum. saturm shines between Scorpius and Libra. Bright star Arcturus is higher and to the West.

Stellarium screen capture of South West sky at 9 PM.. The Moon shines in Sagitarius .,Saturn, in Libra. Bright star Arcturus is higher and to the West.

Please join the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh on Friday and Saturday, August 21 and 22, 2015 at the Wagman Observatory as we open our building and grounds to the the public for more August Star Parties. Read more

AAAP September 11, 2015 Monthly Meeting

Amateur Astronomers Association Monthly Meetings return from summer hiatus September 11, 2015.  Members and Guests should convene at the Bayer Science Stage, Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Ave.Pittsburgh, PA 15212  promptly at 7:30 pm. The parking fee is $5 at the inside lobby kiosk. It is recommended to enter and exit through the same gate.

The September 11, 2015 AAAP  monthly meeting will feature speaker Diane Turnshek speaking on De-Light the Night (Light Pollution Solutions).  Read more

Wagman Observatory Open For August 12-13, 2015 Perseid Meteor Viewing

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Wagman Observatory’s hilltop will been open to everyone interested in viewing the Perseid Meteor Shower on the Wednesday night, August 12/13. The gates will be open at Sunset. Read more