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2017 General Meetings: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 10, Apr 7, May 12

2017 Mingo Star Parties: Apr 21 & 22; May 19 & 20; Jun 23 & 24; Jul 14 & 15; Aug 11 & 12; Sep 15 & 16; Oct 14 & 28; Nov 11

2017 Wagman Star Parties: Mar 31; Apr 1; May 5 & 6; Jun 2 & 3; Jun 30; Jul 1, 28, & 29; Aug 25 & 26; Sep 9 & 23; Oct 7 & 28; Nov 4

 

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Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
7:00 pm
More Info Coming Soon! Raystown Federal Park is requesting a Star Party for Aug 19 2017. They provide a camp site for one night for anyone who wants to stay overnight. However you must contact[...]
Jul 23 all-day
12:00 am
July 23 – 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 09:46 UTC. This[...]
Jul 28 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
12:00 am
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[...]
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 12:00 am
8:00 pm
For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 30 @ 12:00 am
8:00 pm
For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
12:00 am
July 30 – Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation of 27.2 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its[...]
Aug 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
9:00 pm
Place: Whitehall Community Library Contact: Denise Ignasky (Whitehall Library) – (412) 882-6622 Time: 9:00pm – Presentation will be held in the Library Rain or Cloudy Makeup Date: August 16, 2017 Bring your binoculars if you[...]
Aug 7 all-day
12:00 am
August 7 – 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 18:11 UTC.[...]
12:00 am
August 7 – 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).[...]
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 12:00 am
6:00 pm
Moonset: 10:18 | Moonrise: 22:44 Sunset: 20:22 For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
Aug 12 – Aug 13 all-day
12:00 am
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[...]
1:00 pm
Presentation on the upcoming solar eclipse. Contact Fred Klein for more info. 06/26/17
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 13 @ 12:00 am
6:00 pm
Moonset: 11:22 | Moonrise: 23:17 Sunset: 20:20 For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
7:00 pm
Contact Bill Moutz for details
9:00 pm
Place: Jefferson Hills Library Front Parking Lot Contact: Darcy Vegallito (Pleasant Hills Library) – (412) 655-2424 Contact: Ann Settle (Jefferson Hills Library) – (412) 655-7741 Time 9:00pm – Presentation will be held in the Jefferson[...]
Aug 21 all-day
12:00 am
August 21 – 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 18:30 UTC. This[...]
Aug 21 all-day
12:00 am
August 21 – 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. This is a rare once-in-a-lifetime event for[...]
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 26 @ 12:00 am
8:00 pm
For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 27 @ 12:00 am
8:00 pm
For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
12:00 am
September 5 – Neptune at Opposition. The blue giant 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[...]
Sep 6 all-day
12:00 am
September 6 – 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 07:03 UTC.[...]
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00 pm
Star parties begin at dusk, weather permitting. Kunkle Park is located behind the Washington Township Municipal Building. Terry Trees 03/29/17
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 10 @ 12:00 am
8:00 pm
For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
8:00 pm
More information to follow. Please contact Bill Moutz for additional information.
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Better Observing Techniques Classes will be held at Wagman Observatory on Sep 11, Sept 13, Oct 9, and Oct 11. They will start about 7 or 7:30 PM and will end when the last person[...]
12:00 am
September 12 – Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 17.9 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its[...]
Sep 12 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
8:00 am
WCCF Gives 2017 Tuesday, September 12 Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on September 12, all gifts made to participating charities via www.wccfgives.org and all designated WCCF Gives check contributions received by 8 p.m. on[...]
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Better Observing Techniques Classes will be held at Wagman Observatory on Sep 11, Sept 13, Oct 9, and Oct 11. They will start about 7 or 7:30 PM and will end when the last person[...]
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 16 @ 12:00 am
6:00 pm
Moonrise: 01:54 | Moonset: 16:40 Sunset: 19:28 For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 17 @ 12:00 am
6:00 pm
Moonrise: 02:58 | Moonset: 07:28 Sunset: 19:26 For more information, please visit our Star Party link at: http://wp.3ap.org/resources/star-parties-2/