October 28, 2017 Mingo Star Party

Star Party at Mingo Creek Park Observatory
located in Mingo Creek Park
Mansion Hill Extension, past Shelter 10
Washington County, PA. Phone #: 724-348-6150

Date:  Saturday, October 28, 2017
Times:  Safe solar observing; 5:00 PM – Night sky observing; approximately 7:00 PM (Weather Permitting for observing).

Planetarium Presentations will occur rain or shine.

Come and learn about the Mingo Creek Park Observatory, the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh and astronomy in general. The evening events consist of the following:

  • There will be safe observing of the Sun before sunset through the 4” Lunt Hydrogen Alpha telescope.
  • After dusk come and observe the wonders of the night sky.  Planets observed may include views of Saturn with its rings.  Many deep sky objects may also be observed such as the Ring Nebula and other nebulae, clusters and double stars.
  • Presentations about current events in astronomy and the Mingo Creek Park night sky will take place in the Richard Y. Haddad Planetarium at various times throughout the night.
  • In preparation for Halloween we may have some visitors from a galaxy far, far away.

The Mingo Creek Park Observatory is handicap accessible. There is no charge for your visit, but we gladly accept donations to cover operating expenses. There is no reservation needed and there is no limit on group sizes.

NOTE: Mingo Creek Park Observatory and its grounds, as a part of Mingo Creek County Park, are a no smoking and no alcohol permitted area.

Mingo Creek Park Observatory is operated by an all-volunteer staff of members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh.

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