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. See the two screenshots of www.Stellarium.org sky simulations. The first is a 7:30 PM and the second, showing the Gibbous Moon is at 10 PM.
Click on the links for specific star party information including driving directions and on the images above for Stelarium simulations of the sky: 1. SW at 7:30 PM, bright planets Saturn and Mars above the horizon. 2. NE at 10 PM, 45 minutes after Moonrise, See bright starts Aldebaron and Capella,