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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

 

Mar 25 all-day
Astronomy Weekend, Carnegie Science Center March 25 – 26, 2017 AAAP members will be presenting astronomy to the public again this year at Carnegie Science Center’s March 25-26, 2017 Astronomy Weekend. More information and time[...]
Mar 26 all-day
Astronomy Weekend, Carnegie Science Center March 25 – 26, 2017 AAAP members will be presenting astronomy to the public again this year at Carnegie Science Center’s March 25-26, 2017 Astronomy Weekend. More information and time[...]
Mar 28 all-day
March 28 – 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 02:58 UTC. This[...]
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 1 @ 12:00 am
For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
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[...]
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/
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[...]
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.[...]
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.[...]
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/
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[...]
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/
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: TBD
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 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.