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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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Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation
Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation
Jan 1 all-day
January 1 – Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 22.7 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its[...]
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Full Moon / Supermoon
Full Moon / Supermoon
Jan 2 all-day
January 2 – Full Moon / Supermoon. 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[...]
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Quadrantids Meteor Shower
Quadrantids Meteor Shower
Jan 3 – Jan 4 all-day
January 3-4 – Quadrantids Meteor Shower. The Quadrantids is an above average shower with up to 40 meteors per hour at its peak. It is thought to be produced by dust grains left behind by[...]
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Pre-Meeting with Rooftop Observatory 6:30 pm
Pre-Meeting with Rooftop Observatory
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6:30-7:30 PM Meet and Greet at the Carnegie Science Center, Rooftop Observatory Free and Open to the Public Enjoy the Pre-Meeting Meet and Greet at the Carnegie Science Center Rooftop Observatory. Share socializing and the[...]
AAAP Meeting 7:30 pm
AAAP Meeting
Jan 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
January 5 AAAP Meeting Free and Open to the Public 6:30-7:30 PM Meet and Greet at the Carnegie Science Center, Rooftop Observatory 7:30 PM Regular AAAP Meeting Planetarium, Carnegie Science Center Meeting Program: Speaker: Anna[...]
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New Moon
New Moon
Jan 17 all-day
January 17 – 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 02:17 UTC. This[...]
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Full Moon / Supermoon / Blue Moon
Full Moon / Supermoon / Blue Moon
Jan 31 all-day
January 31 – Full Moon / Supermoon / Blue 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[...]
Total Lunar Eclipse
Total Lunar Eclipse
Jan 31 all-day
January 31 – Total Lunar Eclipse. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes completely through the Earth’s dark shadow or umbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will gradually get darker and[...]