Space Out Astronomy Weekend at Carnegie Science Center is Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, 2017 Guests to the Science Center will enjoy the extras of Astronomy Weekend with the regular price of admission. Look for the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh Volunteers in the First Floor Lobby Area and if weather is favorable, […]
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Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh Announces 2017’s First Spring Star Parties at Wagman Observatory See a region of space where galaxies are found in clusters. Be dazzled by one of the largest birth places of stars. Visit the craters of the moon and view two planets in the evening sky. It’s all part of the show […]
The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will meet 7:30 PM, Friday, March 10, 2017, Science Stage, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. The Lecture Presentation begins at 7:30 PM: High-Energy Astrophysics: the Fascinating World of Supernova Explosions and Pulsars. Presenter: Harsha Blumer, PhD, Post-doctoral researcher, West Virginia University , Morgantown, WVA and Geeenbank Observatory. Lecture […]
Congratulations to Tom Reiland on naming “Space Tunnel” as a new asterism. AAAPer Tom Reiland is credited for identifying a new asterism called, “Space Tunnel.” That’s about 20 he will have logged in 30 years. Tom states,” They come in all sizes. It’s similar to finding shapes or patterns in clouds, only we see them […]
The Wizard Nebula | Astronomy.com Picture of the Day AAAP Member, Bill Snyder ‘s Wizard Nebula is the February 15, 2017 Astronomy.com Picture of the Day. Wizard Nebula shown below from Bill’s astrophotography website. Congratulations, Bill, on another winner! Follow AAAP
The Wagman Observatory telephone and voicemail (724-224-2510) are restored. Thank you for your patience while the outage was rectified. The first AAAP Star Party of the 2017 Star Party Season is scheduled for March 31 at the Wagman Observatory. The 2017 Wagman Star Party Brochure PDF file is here -Wagman_Sched_2017 and under the About tab.