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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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Jul
2
Tue
2019
New Moon
Jul 2 all-day

July 2 – 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 19:16 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-2019.html

Total Solar Eclipse
Jul 2 all-day

July 2 – Total Solar Eclipse. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the Sun revealing the Sun’s beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona. The path of totality will only be visible in parts of the southern pacific Ocean; central Chile; and central Argentina. A partial eclipse will be visible in most parts of the southern Pacific Ocean and western South America.

Source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2019.html

Jul
9
Tue
2019
Saturn at Opposition
Jul 9 all-day

July 9 – 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-2019.html

Jul
12
Fri
2019
Wagman Star Party
Jul 12 @ 8:45 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Wagman Observatory Phone: (724)224-2510

For Moonset, Moonrise, and Sunset times, please visit the Time and Date website at:
https://www.timeanddate.com/

Mingo Star Party
Jul 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Mingo Observatory Phone: (724)348-6150

Please Note: Safe solar observing begins approximately 2 hours prior to the event start time, with a break until dark sky observing begins.

For Moonset, Moonrise, and Sunset times, please visit the Time and Date website at:
https://www.timeanddate.com/

Jul
13
Sat
2019
Wagman Star Party
Jul 13 @ 8:45 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Wagman Observatory Phone: (724)224-2510

For Moonset, Moonrise, and Sunset times, please visit the Time and Date website at:
https://www.timeanddate.com/

Mingo Star Party
Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Mingo Observatory Phone: (724)348-6150

Please Note: Safe solar observing begins approximately 2 hours prior to the event start time, with a break until dark sky observing begins.

For Moonset, Moonrise, and Sunset times, please visit the Time and Date website at:
https://www.timeanddate.com/

Jul
16
Tue
2019
Full Moon
Jul 16 all-day

July 16 – 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 21:38 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Buck Moon because the male buck deer would begin to grow their new antlers at this time of year. This moon has also been known as the Full Thunder Moon and the Full Hay Moon.

Source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2019.html

Partial Lunar Eclipse
Jul 16 all-day

July 16 – Partial Lunar Eclipse. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow (or penumbra) and only a portion of it passes through the darkest shadow (or umbra). During this type of eclipse a part of the Moon will darken as it moves through the Earth’s shadow. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of Europe; Africa; central Asia; and the Indian Ocean.

Source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2019.html

Cranberry Public Library Lecture
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lecture Topic: Star Life

3AP Organizer: Fred Klein ( fk@fredkleinastro.com )

Jul
23
Tue
2019
Millvale Library Lecture
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lecture Topic: Star Life

3AP Organizer: Fred Klein ( ffk@fredkleinastro.com )

Jul
28
Sun
2019
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
Jul 28 – Jul 29 all-day

July 28-29 – Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July 28 and morning of July 29. The waning crescent moon will not be too much of a problem this year. The skies should be dark enough for what could be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius but can appear anywhere in the sky.

Murrysville Community Park Star Party
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Exact times and locations are still TBD

3AP Contact: Bill Moutz (sailboat25@verizon.net)

Aug
1
Thu
2019
New Moon
Aug 1 all-day

August 1 – 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 03:12 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-2019.html

Sto-Rox Library (PRIVATE LECTURE)
Aug 1 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

This is a private lecture. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the 3AP organizer.

3AP Organizer: Fred Klein ( ffk@fredkleinastro.com)

Aug
9
Fri
2019
Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation
Aug 9 all-day

August 9 – Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 19.0 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 morning sky. Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise.

Source: http://www.seasky.org/astronomy/astronomy-calendar-2019.html

Wagman Star Party
Aug 9 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Wagman Observatory Phone: (724)224-2510

For Moonset, Moonrise, and Sunset times, please visit the Time and Date website at:
https://www.timeanddate.com/

Mingo Star Party
Aug 9 @ 8:45 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Mingo Observatory Phone: (724)348-6150

Please Note: Safe solar observing begins approximately 2 hours prior to the event start time, with a break until dark sky observing begins.

For Moonset, Moonrise, and Sunset times, please visit the Time and Date website at:
https://www.timeanddate.com/

Aug
10
Sat
2019
Wagman Star Party
Aug 10 @ 8:30 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Wagman Observatory Phone: (724)224-2510

For Moonset, Moonrise, and Sunset times, please visit the Time and Date website at:
https://www.timeanddate.com/

Mingo Star Party
Aug 10 @ 8:45 pm – 11:45 pm

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

Mingo Observatory Phone: (724)348-6150

Please Note: Safe solar observing begins approximately 2 hours prior to the event start time, with a break until dark sky observing begins.

For Moonset, Moonrise, and Sunset times, please visit the Time and Date website at:
https://www.timeanddate.com/