Entries by DeSantisK

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 […]

AAAP March 10 Meeting and Speaker Presentation: High-Energy Astrophysics: the Fascinating World of Supernova Explosions and Pulsars, Presenter: Harsha Blumer, PhD

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 […]

Tom Reiland Names “Space Tunnel,” A New Asterism

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 […]