The Saturday, May 19, 2018 Star Parties at both Wagman and Mingo Observatories are cancelled due to inclement weather.
The Friday, May 18, 2018 Star Party at Wagman Observatory is cancelled due to inclement weather.
AAAP invites the public to enjoy the spring skies and astronomy outreach this weekend at both the Wagman (8:45 PM) and Mingo (6:30 PM) Observatories on both Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, nights. Enjoy the planet Jupiter and the Moon half a week past Full. Learn the constellations and bright stars. See distant nebula. View through the large observatory fixed telescopes and through the telescopes and big binoculars of our member volunteers on the the hill. Engage in stimulating discussion of astronomy topics. Learn about telescopes and astronomical observing. These events are free and open to the public. Donations to support continued outreach is appreciated. Check back here and on AAAP’s Facebook for updates including inclement weather and ground conditions. If in doubt, please call the observatory phone numbers listed below.
Wagman Observatory, 225 Kurn Road, Tarentum, PA 15084 Phone 724-224-2510, Latitude 40.627 degrees N, Longitude 79.813 degrees W .
Mingo Creek Park Observatory, 1 Shelter 10 Road, Finleyville, PA 15332 Phone 724-348-6150, Latitude 40.211 degrees, Longitude -80.020 degrees Declination -9 degrees.