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2020 General Meetings: Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8, Sep 11, Oct 9, Nov 13

2020 Mingo Star Parties: Apr 24 & 25; May 15 & 16; Jun 19 & 20; Jul 17 & 18; Aug 7 & 8; Sep 11 & 12; Oct 23 & 24; Nov 14

2020 Wagman Star Parties: Apr 3 & 4; May 1, 2, 29 & 30; Jun 26 & 27; Jul 24 & 25; Aug 21 & 22; Sep 5 & 26; Oct 10 & 24; Nov 7

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CANCELLED Citiparks Emerald View Star Party 9:00 pm
CANCELLED Citiparks Emerald View Star Party
Aug 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
EVENT ON THE 3RD IS CANCELLED – USE RAIN DATE OF THE 4TH INSTEAD If you would like help learning how to set-up and use your own telescope or binoculars, please feel free to bring[...]
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New Moon
New Moon
Aug 11 all-day
August 11 – 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 09:58 UTC. This[...]
Partial Solar Eclipse
Partial Solar Eclipse
Aug 11 all-day
August 11 – 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[...]
Mingo Star Party 6:30 pm
Mingo Star Party
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 12 @ 12:00 am
Moonrise: 06:31 | Moonset: 20:49 Sunset: 20:21 For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties
Boyce Park Star Party 9:00 pm
Boyce Park Star Party
Aug 11 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
AAAP telescope volunteers will be out in force at the Boyce Park Star Party, sponsored by Pittsburgh City Parks, Park Rangers. All ages are welcome to enjoy this night enjoying the sky. If you would[...]
Kunkle Park Star Party 9:00 pm
Kunkle Park Star Party
Aug 11 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
See the Perseid meteor shower (naked-eye, without a telescope). The planet Mars with its polar caps will be visible throughout the evening as will Jupiter and several of its large moons. Saturn with its beautiful[...]
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Perseids Meteor Shower
Perseids Meteor Shower
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day
August 12-13 – Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle which was[...]
Mingo Perseid Meteor Shower Party 8:30 pm
Mingo Perseid Meteor Shower Party
Aug 12 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 13 @ 5:00 am
Special Event: Perseid Meteor Shower Watch The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will open the observatory grounds in Mingo Creek County Park for the annual Perseid Meteor Shower which is anticipated to peak on Sunday[...]
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Citiparks Schenley Overlook Star Party 9:00 pm
Citiparks Schenley Overlook Star Party
Aug 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
If you would like help learning how to set-up and use your own telescope or binoculars, please feel free to bring them and arrive an hour early. AAAP telescope volunteers will share views through their[...]
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Venus at Greatest Eastern Elongation
Venus at Greatest Eastern Elongation
Aug 17 all-day
August 17 – Venus at Greatest Eastern Elongation. The planet Venus reaches greatest eastern elongation of 45.9 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Venus since it will be at its[...]
CANCELLED Wagman Star Party 8:00 pm
CANCELLED Wagman Star Party
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 12:00 am
Due to inclement weather, this event has been CANCELLED Moonrise: 13:25 | Moonset: NA Sunset: 20:13 For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties
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Mingo Star Party 6:30 pm
Mingo Star Party
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 19 @ 12:00 am
Moonset: 00:14 | Moonrise: 14:25 Sunset: 20:12 For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties
Wagman Star Party 8:00 pm
Wagman Star Party
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 12:00 am
Moonset: 00:13 | Moonrise: 14:25 Sunset: 20:12 For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties
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Raystown Lake Park Star Party 8:00 pm
Raystown Lake Park Star Party
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh for a Star Party. Enjoy gazing at the stars, planets, and the universe. AAAP members will have their own telescopes on site for guests to view from or[...]
Citiparks Schenley Overlook Star Party 9:00 pm
Citiparks Schenley Overlook Star Party
Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
If you would like help learning how to set-up and use your own telescope or binoculars, please feel free to bring them and arrive an hour early. AAAP telescope volunteers will share views through their[...]
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Full Moon
Full Moon
Aug 26 all-day
August 26 – 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 11:57 UTC.[...]
Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation
Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation
Aug 26 all-day
August 26 – Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 18.3 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its[...]
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Citiparks Emerald View Star Party 9:00 pm
Citiparks Emerald View Star Party
Aug 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
If you would like help learning how to set-up and use your own telescope or binoculars, please feel free to bring them and arrive an hour early. AAAP telescope volunteers will share views through their[...]
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