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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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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[...]
May 5 @ 8:00 pm – May 6 @ 12:00 am
For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
May 6 – May 7 all-day
May 6-7 – Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the[...]
May 6 @ 8:00 pm – May 7 @ 12:00 am
For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
May 10 all-day
May 10 – 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 21:42 UTC.[...]
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
General Business Meeting & Annual Officer Elections Guest speaker and topic: Dr. Brian Canzian presents, “Space Telescopes” Dr. Brian Canzian, PhD, Senior Systems Engineer L-3 Integrated Optical Systems; formerly Brashear.
May 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Carnegie Science Center, Science Stage
 
May 17 all-day
May 17 – Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 25.8 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its[...]
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – May 20 @ 12:00 am
Moonrise: 02:24 | Moonset: 13:34 Sunset: 20:33 For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – May 21 @ 12:00 am
Moonrise: 02:59 | Moonset: 14:37 Sunset: 20:34 For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
May 25 all-day
May 25 – 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 19:45 UTC. This[...]
Jun 2 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 12:00 am
For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
Jun 3 all-day
June 3 – Venus at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Venus reaches greatest eastern elongation of 45.9 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Venus since it will be at its[...]
Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 12:00 am
For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
Jun 9 all-day
June 9 – 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 13:10 UTC.[...]
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Clicks for Cash June 12-18 Please designate your “Clicks” for the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. This year’s web-based contest for charities that have registered to participate in WCCF Gives 2017 will be held from[...]
Jun 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
I have agreed to give a talk at the Dormont Summer Camp by the pool on Tuesday June 13 at 10:30 AM. Last year we set up telescopes in the parking lot. More Info: http://www.boro.dormont.pa.us/index.asp?SEC=3AA27979-B5AF-4773-B414-2816CFD18C9B[...]
Jun 15 all-day
June 15 – Saturn at Opposition. The ringed 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[...]
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tentative date for the 2017 Wagman Members Picnic. Date subject to change.
Jun 17 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Star parties begin at dusk, weather permitting. Kunkle Park is located behind the Washington Township Municipal Building. Terry Trees 03/29/17
Jun 21 all-day
June 21 – June Solstice. The June solstice occurs at 04:24 UTC. The North Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun which will have reached its northernmost position in the sky and[...]
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 24 @ 12:00 am
Moonrise: 05:34 | Moonset: 20:24 Sunset: 20:53 For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
Jun 24 all-day
June 24 – 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 02:31 UTC. This[...]
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 12:00 am
Moonrise: 06:34 | Moonset: 21:27 Sunset: 20:53 For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bethel Park Library has requested their second star party. This year they have chosen June 28th and July 19th as the backup date. Tim Kelly 02/28/17
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 12:00 am
For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
Jul 1 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 12:00 am
For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
Jul 9 all-day
July 9 – 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 04:07 UTC.[...]
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
More information to follow. Please contact Bill Moutz for additional information.