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2017 General Meetings: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 7, May 12

2017 Mingo Star Parties: Apr 21 & 22; May 19 & 20; Jun 23 & 24; Jul 14 & 15; Aug 11 & 12; Sep 15 & 16; Oct 14 & 28; Nov 11

2017 Wagman Star Parties: Mar 31; Apr 1; May 5 & 6; Jun 2 & 3; Jun 30; Jul 1, 28, & 29; Aug 25 & 26; Sep 9 & 23; Oct 7 & 28; Nov 4

 

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Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation
Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation
Apr 1 all-day
April 1 – Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation of 19 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its[...]
Wagman Star Party 8:00 pm
Wagman Star Party
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 2 @ 12:00 am
For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
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Jupiter at Opposition
Jupiter at Opposition
Apr 7 all-day
April 7 – Jupiter at Opposition. The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time[...]
CANCELLED: North Allegheny McKnight Star Party 6:00 pm
CANCELLED: North Allegheny McKnight Star Party
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
UPDATE: Star Party has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Fred Klein 04/05/17 The star party at North Allegheny McKnight elementary school 500 Cumberland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 is scheduled for Friday April 7. This[...]
AAAP Meeting 7:30 pm
AAAP Meeting
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
General Business Meeting & Annual Officer Nominations Guest speaker and topic: Chien-Ting Chen, PhD presents “Hunting for Powerful Monsters: Supermassive Black Holes in Distant Galaxies” Chien-Ting Chen, PhD is an astrophysicist at Pennsylvania State University.[...]
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Full Moon
Full Moon
Apr 11 all-day
April 11 – Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 06:08 UTC.[...]
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Mingo Star Party 6:00 pm
Mingo Star Party
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 22 @ 12:00 am
Moonrise: 03:50 | Moonset: 14:45 Sunset: 20:05 For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
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Lyrids Meteor Shower
Lyrids Meteor Shower
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day
April 22-23 – Lyrids Meteor Shower. The Lyrids is an average shower usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher[...]
Mingo Star Party 6:00 pm
Mingo Star Party
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 12:00 am
Moonrise: 04:26 | Moonset: 15:50 Sunset: 20:06 For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
Kunkle Park Star Party 7:30 pm
Kunkle Park Star Party
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Star parties begin at dusk, weather permitting. Kunkle Park is located behind the Washington Township Municipal Building. Terry Trees 03/29/17
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Mt. Lebanon Earth Day 11:00 am
Mt. Lebanon Earth Day
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
This is a fun day and gives the AAAP a chance to promote Wagman and Mingo Star Parties, club memberships, astronomy, light pollution awareness, and the solar eclipse! More Info: http://www.lebogreen.org https://www.facebook.com/pages/Earth-Day-in-Mt-Lebanon/135088833224133 Kathy DeSantis
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New Moon
New Moon
Apr 26 all-day
April 26 – New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 12:17 UTC. This[...]
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