AAAP and Partial Solar Eclipse of October 23, 2014


The AAAP shared the eclipse at Wagman Observatory and at various locations around the Greater Ptttsburgh Region and beyond.  From Wagman Observatory for the eclipse member Matt Jones made this 10 frames per second time lapse video you may enjoy.

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Mingo Observatory Star Party Saturday, October 25, 2014

Celebrate the sky with the AAAP at the Mingo Observatory’s last regular star party of 2014, 6:30 PM, Saturday, October 25, 2014. Read more

AAAP Observatory Star Parties Saturday, October 11

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 Gibbous Moon rise at 9:14 PM, EDT. Marvel at the wonders of the universe using the telescopes inside AAAP observatories and the member telescopes stationed outside. Read more

Saturday, September 27, 2014, Wagman and Mingo Observatories Invite Public to AAAP Star Parties

AAAP star parties at both Wagman Observatory and at Mingo Observatory on Satuday September 27,2014. Public is invited.

StellariumSWSept27at8PM 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 Observatory

Mingo Observatory Lecture: The Big Bang and Then Some – a Layman’s Perspective

Timeline of the Universe
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 Sky Chart

Better Observing Techniques Classes at Wagman Observatory

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 Tuesdays, Sept 15 and 16 and Oct 13 and 14 at Wagman Observatory. Classes begin at 7 PM.