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 […]
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AAAP star parties at both Wagman Observatory and at Mingo Observatory on Satuday September 27,2014. Public is invited. Stellarium.org screen capture, looking SW at 8PM: Bright star Antares, Mars, Saturn and the Moon form an interesting grouping. Above and to the right Antares shines. More AAAP September 27, 2014 Star Party information: Wagman Observatory Mingo […]
Bill Snyder’s astrophotograph of the Horsehead Nebula (IC 434) is the First Place Winner in the Deep Space Category at the 2014 International Astrophotographer of the Year Contest sponsored by the Royal Museums Greenwich. Bill has received many accolades for his astrophotography, including seven APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) wins. Bill’s astrophotographs can be […]
Mingo Observatory Lecture: The Big Bang and Then Some – a Layman’s Perspective Learn about how everything we now enjoy in the night sky got started. Open Rain or shine, cloudy or clear. No reservation needed. Four Tuesdays, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, September 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Observing afterwards, conditions permitting. Mingo Clear […]
Wagman Clear Sky Chart Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Wagman Better Observing Techniques (formerly Starhopping) class is cancelled. Monday, September 15, 2014 Wagman Better Observing Techniques(formerly Starhopping) class is cancelled, by Wagman Director Tom Reiland due to deteriorating conditions. 3:45PM 9/15/2014 Tuesday’s session September 16 is still scheduled. Better Observing Techniques classes are scheduled Mondays and […]