The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will meet 7:30 PM, Friday, March 10, 2017, Science Stage, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. The Lecture Presentation begins at 7:30 PM: High-Energy Astrophysics: the Fascinating World of Supernova Explosions and Pulsars. Presenter: Harsha Blumer, PhD, Post-doctoral researcher, West Virginia University , Morgantown, WVA and Geeenbank Observatory. Lecture […]
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Congratulations to Tom Reiland on naming “Space Tunnel” as a new asterism. AAAPer Tom Reiland is credited for identifying a new asterism called, “Space Tunnel.” That’s about 20 he will have logged in 30 years. Tom states,” They come in all sizes. It’s similar to finding shapes or patterns in clouds, only we see them […]
The Wizard Nebula | Astronomy.com Picture of the Day AAAP Member, Bill Snyder ‘s Wizard Nebula is the February 15, 2017 Astronomy.com Picture of the Day. Wizard Nebula shown below from Bill’s astrophotography website. Congratulations, Bill, on another winner! Follow AAAP
The Wagman Observatory telephone and voicemail (724-224-2510) are restored. Thank you for your patience while the outage was rectified. The first AAAP Star Party of the 2017 Star Party Season is scheduled for March 31 at the Wagman Observatory. The 2017 Wagman Star Party Brochure PDF file is here -Wagman_Sched_2017 and under the About tab.
The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will meet 7:30 PM, Friday, February 10, 2017 at the Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. The meeting is free and open to the public. The featured presentation for February, the annual planetarium show will be provided by the Carnegie Science Center Staff. Members and guests should convene […]
Friday , February 10, 2017, start 5:34 pm, maximum 7:43 pm, end 9:53 pm, a Penumbral Eclipse of the Moon (Lunar Eclipse) will be visible in the Pittsburgh Area, weather permitting. Some individuals will recognize the diffuse shadow moving across the Moon. To others, it may look like an ordinary Full Moon. With a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse there […]