Moraine Star Party, 8:30 PM, Saturday, July 11, 2015, July 18 Raindate

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh and the Kiski Astronomers once again bring this popular family program to Moraine State Park, Portersville, PA, July 11, 2015. July 18, raindate. Experience a guided tour of the sky! Meet at the parking lot near the Bike Rental on North Shore, Moraine State Park. Bring a lawn chair, bug spray, and your curiosity. Please no smoking anywhere on the field (it harms the telescopes) and refrain from using flash lights or cell phones. The white light ruins night vision.

Among other distant objects see Jupiter and Venus extremely close near the constellation Leo and Saturn with its glorious rings between Scorpius and Libra. Be astonished to see a coat hanger in the sky near Albireo – two stars, one blue and one gold with one name. Rain date July 18 (call park office 724 368-8811 by 4:00 pm or check our facebook if weather looks bad) This is a FREE event. From the Moraine Facebook Page.  Follow updates here and on AAAP’s Facebook Page. Get Directions to Moraine Star Party. Check the Weather Forecast for Moraine Star Party and Clear Sky Chart . Moraine State Park map.

Below Stellarium Screen Capture reaveals Saturday’s western horizon.

July 11, 2015

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