Mingo Observatory Star Parties on September 7th & 8th

UPDATE: Due to the threat of flooding in the park, Saturday’s event has been cancelled


The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh invites you to a Star Party at Mingo Creek Park Observatory (Located in Mingo Creek Park, Mansion Hill Extension, past Shelter 10) in Washington County, PA. Phone #: 724-348-6150

Dates: Friday & Saturday, September 7 & 8
Time of Safe Solar Observing: 6:00 PM
Time of Night Sky Observing: approximately 8:15 PM

Weather Permitting for Observing – Planetarium Presentations occur rain or shine

Star Party events in September will consist of the following:

* Safe observing of the Sun beginning approximately two hours before sunset.

*After dusk observe the wonders of the September night sky. Come see Venus, Jupiter and its moons, Mars and the rings of Saturn and possibly Mars. 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.

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.

Becky Nichols, Director, Mingo Creek Park Observatory
Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh

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