Mid-Autumn Star Party, Wagman Observatory, November 7, 2015

The members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh invite the public to Wagman Observatory, Saturday, November 7, 2015, for the Mid-Autumn Star Party.

The Nicholas E. Wagman Observatory is located in Deer Lakes Regional Park, Frazer Township, Pa., near the village of Russellton in northeastern Allegheny County and some 18 miles from Pittsburgh.  Nearly 62,000 people have visited the observatory since its opening in 1987. Come and see what they’ve discovered and you’ve been missing.  This event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7 starting about 5:15  PM EST. The Wagman Star Parties will be held WEATHER PERMITTING. The public should call 724-224-2510 for more information.    

Check for updates and see the Guide Star AAAP Newsletter,  AAAP Facebook Page and the AAAP web page for more information.

Admission is free, though we gladly accept donations to cover the cost of operation. To reach Wagman Observatory, follow the Orange Belt (accessible from Routes 8 and 28) to Deer Lakes Park, near Russellton. Follow the road through the Park for 1.2 miles and turn left on to the Observatory grounds. Please use parking lights only when you drive through the gate.

For additional directions or to check on the weather conditions, please call the observatory at 724-224-2510. If you get our voice mail or a busy signal, keep trying. We receive many calls for information just before and during the star parties._Wagman_Sched_2015

Did you get a telescope recently and don’t know how to use it? Bring it along and members of the AAAP will help!

Looking to buy a telescope, accessories, star charts and books? We’ll have free handouts, guides and booklets to point visitors in the right direction.

See large clusters of stars, beautiful colored double stars, visit the craters of the moon and view the planets Uranus and Neptune. It’s all part of the show during Dark Sky,Mid-Autumn Star Party sponsored by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh.  It is the last scheduled public event for 2015 at Wagman Observatory.

Wagman Star Party starts SaturdayNovember 7 at 5:15 PM, EST at Nicholas E. Wagman Observatory, Deer Lakes Regional Park, Frazer Township, Pa., near the village of Russellton in northeastern Allegheny County and some 18 miles from Pittsburgh.

This is an opportunity for amateur astronomers, students and the general public to observe the wonders autumn skies including the Moon four days before New MoonThe Great Hercules Star Cluster, the Andromeda Galaxy and Double Cluster in Perseus in the telescopes at the Observatory. Did you get a new telescope recently and don’t know how to use it? Bring it along and members of the AAAP will help! Looking to buy a telescope, accessories, star charts and books? Wagman Observatory is the place to start. We’ll have free handouts, guides and booklets to point visitors in the right direction.

The Star Parties will be held WEATHER PERMITTING. The public should call 724-224-2510 for more information..

This is the  last scheduled public event of 2015 set for Wagman Observatory. AAAP will hold one more observatory star party on November 14 at Mingo Observatory. Wagman thanks you for your support and welcomes you back in 2016.

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Radiants (apparent origins) of many November meteor showers are shown above the eastern horizon along with familiar constellations and bright stars in this Stellarium screen capture.

Radiants (apparent origins) of many November meteor showers are shown above the eastern horizon along with familiar constellations and bright stars in this Stellarium screen capture.

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