Entries by DeSantisK

Wagman Observatory Star Parties, May 5 and 6, 2017

***UPDATE: Friday and Saturday’s Star Party have CANCELLED due to inclement weather and SAFETY concerns, the heavy rain having saturated the field where cars park and guests walk between telescopes.***   Wagman Observatory Star Parties, Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6 starting at 8:20 PM EDT   Observe the wonders of the Spring Sky, galaxies in […]

Astronomy Lecture: From John Brashear to 21st Century Optics and Telescopes, by Blaise Canzian, Ph. D., 7:30 PM May 12, 2017, Science Stage, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA

From John Brashear to 21st Century Optics and Telescopes, by Blaise Canzian, Ph. D. The public is invited to the Amateur Astronomer’s Association of Pittsburgh’s Monthly Meeting Lecture, Friday, May 12, 2017, 7:30 PM, at the Science Stage of the Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Telescopes have evolved both in technology and mission since the […]

April 7, 2017 AAAP Meeting: Hunting for Powerful Monsters, Super Massive Black Holes in Distant Galaxies by Chien-Ting Chen,Phd Astrophysicist, Penn State University

Galaxies are the building blocks that astronomers use to understand the evolution of the observable universe. During the past two decades, the most profound discovery in the cosmic evolution of galaxies is that in the center of almost every large galaxy there is a black hole with a mass range from tens of thousands to […]

Wagman Observatory Star Parties – March 31 and April 1, 2017

Saturday’s Star Party was shortened due to clouds.  Friday’s Star Party is cancelled due to inclement weather   Wagman Observatory opens AAAP’s 2017 Observatory Star Party Season (See Full Schedule Below) this Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. The public is invited to see a region of space where galaxies are found in clusters, be dazzled […]