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2018 General Meetings: Jan 5, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11, Sep 13, Oct 12, Nov 9.

2018 Mingo Star Parties: Apr 21; May 18 & 19; Jun 8 & 9; Jul 20 & 21; Aug 11 & 18; Sep 7 & 8; Oct 6 & 20; Nov 3. Note this reflects a December 2017 change to the previously published 2018 Mingo Schedule.

2018 Wagman Star Parties: Apr 20 & 21; May 18 & 19; Jun 22 & 23; Jul 20, & 21; Aug 17 & 18; Sep 15 & 29; Oct 13 & 27; Nov 10

 

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May
26
Sat
2018
Kunkle Star Party
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
29
Tue
2018
Full Moon
May 29 all-day

May 29 – Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 14:19 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Flower Moon because this was the time of year when spring flowers appeared in abundance. This moon has also been known as the Full Corn Planting Moon and the Milk Moon.

Source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2018.html

Jun
8
Fri
2018
Mingo Star Party
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – Jun 9 @ 12:00 am

Moonrise: 02:45 | Moonset: 15:01
Sunset: 20:47

For more information, please visit our Star Party link at:
http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties

Jun
9
Sat
2018
Mingo Star Party
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – Jun 10 @ 12:00 am

Moonrise: 03:15 | Moonset: 16:05
Sunset: 20:48

For more information, please visit our Star Party link at:
http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties

Jun
16
Sat
2018
New Moon
Jun 16 all-day

June 13 – New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 19:44 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.

Source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2018.html

Jun
21
Thu
2018
June Solstice
Jun 21 all-day

June 21 – June Solstice. The June solstice occurs at 10:07 UTC. The North Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun which will have reached its northernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Cancer at 23.44 degrees north latitude. This is the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.

Source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2018.html

Jun
22
Fri
2018
Wagman Star Party
Jun 22 @ 8:45 pm – Jun 23 @ 12:00 am

Moonset: 02:35 | Moonrise: 15:38
Sunset: 20:53

For more information, please visit our Star Party link at:
http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties

Jun
23
Sat
2018
Wagman Star Party
Jun 23 @ 8:45 pm – Jun 24 @ 12:00 am

Moonset: 03:05 | Moonrise: 16:40
Sunset: 20:53

For more information, please visit our Star Party link at:
http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties

Jun
27
Wed
2018
Saturn at Opposition
Jun 27 all-day

June 27 – Saturn at Opposition. The ringed planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Saturn and its moons. A medium-sized or larger telescope will allow you to see Saturn’s rings and a few of its brightest moons.

Source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2018.html

Jun
28
Thu
2018
Full Moon
Jun 28 all-day

June 28 – Full Moon. The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 04:53 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Strawberry Moon because it signaled the time of year to gather ripening fruit. It also coincides with the peak of the strawberry harvesting season. This moon has also been known as the Full Rose Moon and the Full Honey Moon.

Source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2018.html

Jul
6
Fri
2018
Baldwin Library Star Party
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Baldwin Borough Public Library Star Party

2018 Dates:  July 6 and July 13,  September 14 and September 21.

July 13 and 21 are make up dates.

More information to follow. Times to be determined. 

Jul
12
Thu
2018
Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation
Jul 12 all-day

July 12 – Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation of 26.4 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset.

Source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2018.html

Jul
13
Fri
2018
New Moon
Jul 13 all-day

July 13 – New Moon. The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 02:48 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.

Source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2018.html

Partial Solar Eclipse
Jul 13 all-day

July 13 – Partial Solar Eclipse. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Moon covers only a part of the Sun sometimes resembling a bite taken out of a cookie. A partial solar eclipse can only be safely observed with a special solar filter or by looking at the Sun’s reflection. This partial eclipse will only be visible in extreme southern Australia and Antarctica. (NASA Map and Eclipse Information)

Source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2018.html

Baldwin Library Star Party
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Baldwin Borough Public Library Star Party

2018 Dates:  July 6 and July 13,  September 14 and September 21.

July 13 and 21 are make up dates.

More information to follow. Times to be determined. 

Jul
14
Sat
2018
Scenic View at Laurel Hill (Tentative – To Be Confirmed)
Jul 14 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

AAAP is exploring participation in a Star Party at Scenic View at Laurel Hill.

Jul
18
Wed
2018
Bethel Park Library Star Party
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE – Additional information will be provided once planning has been finalized.

3AP Coordinator: Tim Kelly

Jul
20
Fri
2018
Mingo Star Party
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 21 @ 12:00 am

Moonset: 01:09 | Moonrise: 14:33
Sunset: 20:44

For more information, please visit our Star Party link at:
http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties

Wagman Star Party
Jul 20 @ 8:45 pm – Jul 21 @ 12:00 am

Moonset: 01:08 | Moonrise: 14:33
Sunset: 20:45

For more information, please visit our Star Party link at:
http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties

Jul
21
Sat
2018
Mingo Star Party
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 22 @ 12:00 am

Moonset: 01:41 | Moonrise: 15:34
Sunset: 20:43

For more information, please visit our Star Party link at:
http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties