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2018 General Meetings: Jan 5, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 13, May 11, Sep 14, 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

 

2019 Mingo Star Parties: Apr 27; May 24 & 25; Jun 21 & 22; Jul 12 & 13; Aug 9 & 10; Sep 20 & 21; Oct 25 & 26; Nov 9

2019 Wagman Star Parties: Jan 20 (Total Lunar Eclipse); Apr 13 & 27; May 17 & 18; Jun 7 & 8; Jul 12, & 13; Aug 9 & 10; Sep 6, 7, & 21; Oct 5 & 19; Nov 2

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New Moon
New Moon
Dec 7 all-day
December 7 – 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 07:20 UTC. This[...]
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Geminids Meteor Shower
Geminids Meteor Shower
Dec 13 all-day
December 13-14 – Geminids Meteor Shower. The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per[...]
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Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation
Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation
Dec 15 all-day
December 15 – Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 21.3 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its[...]
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December Solstice
December Solstice
Dec 21 all-day
December 21 – December Solstice. The December solstice occurs at 22:23 UTC. The South Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun which will have reached its southernmost position in the sky and[...]
Ursids Meteor Shower
Ursids Meteor Shower
Dec 21 – Dec 22 all-day
December 21-22 – Ursids Meteor Shower. The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle which was first discovered in[...]
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Full Moon
Full Moon
Dec 22 all-day
December 22 – 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 17:49 UTC.[...]
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First Night 2019 (12/31/2018) 6:00 pm
First Night 2019 (12/31/2018)
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
First Night 2019 (12/31/2018) AAAP Members sharing Sidewalk Astronomy at various locations throughout the Pittsburgh Area. Please contact vicepresident@3sp.org for more information. KD12/18/2017