Summer Milky Way Over West Virginia, Matt Deiterich Wins Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day September 16, 2016

Summer Milky Way Over West Virginia by Matt Dieterich wins Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day , September 26, 2016.

Summer Milky Way Over West Virginia by Matt Dieterich wins Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day , September 26, 2016.

Congratulations Matt!  More on Matt’s work here .

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Respectfully submitted, Kathy DeSantis.

Planetary Nebula Abell 31 in Cancer, by Chuck Manges, Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day

Planetary nebula Abell 31 in Cancer, by Chuck Manges from Hooversville, Pennsylvania, Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day August 30, 2016. http://www.astronomy.com/photos

Planetary nebula Abell 31 in Cancer, by Chuck Manges from Hooversville, Pennsylvania, Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day August 30, 2016. http://www.astronomy.com/photos

Congratulations to AAAPer Chuck Manges!

Planetary nebula Abell 31 in Cancer  image is chosen as Astronomy Magazine August 30, 2016 Picture of the Day! http://www.astronomy.com/photos

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Respectfully submitted, Kathy DeSantis.

Rho Ophiuchi Complex, by Chuck Manges, Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day

The Rho Ophiuchi complex Chuck Manges from Hooversville, Pennsylvania, Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day August 12, 2016

The Rho Ophiuchi complex, by Chuck Manges from Hooversville, Pennsylvania, Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day August 12, 2016. http://www.astronomy.com/photos

 

Congratulations to AAAPer Chuck Manges!

Chuck’s  Rho Ophiuchi complex image is chosen as Astronomy Magazine August 12, 2016 Picture of the Day! http://www.astronomy.com/photos

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Respectfully submitted, Kathy DeSantis.

Matt Dieterich's Great Lagoon Nebula Astronomy Magazine POD, August 3, 2016 http://www.mdieterichphoto.com/

Matt Dieterich’s Great Lagoon Nebula, Astronomy Magazine POD, August 3, 2016 http://www.mdieterichphoto.com/

 

Astronomy Magazine  picked AAAPer Matt Dieterich’s Great Lagoon Nebula image from Mt. Rainier for their August 3, 2016 Picture of the Day! http://www.astronomy.com/photos/picture-of-day More info at Matt’s website: http://www.mdieterichphoto.com/

Congratulations Matt!

Solar Observing at Mt. Lebanon Earth Day, 10 AM – 2 PM, April 23, 2016

 

Sunspot Group AR 12192 of October 25, 2014. It was the largest sunspot in 24 years. Olympus Digital Camera. Photo Credit Dan Pedan

Large Sunspot Group AR 12192 of October 25, 2014. Olympus Digital Camera. Photo Credit Dan Pedan
The above image is the sort of view one will see through the member telescopes. AAAP member Dan, above caught an unusually  large sunspot.

Join in the family fun at Mt. Lebanon Earth Day and get hands-on experience looking through safe solar filtered telescopes.

Warning:  Never look directly at the Sun with or without a telescope. Permanent eye damage can result. Only safe specialized solar observing filters can shield the invisible damaging rays.

AAAP solar observing outreach will be featured again this year at the 2016 Mt. Lebanon Earth Day Celebration, 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Uptown Mt. Lebanon. AAAP is thrilled to return with an all new crew to this annual event sponsored by the Mt. Lebanon Environmental Team.  Click here for a list of sponsors and non-profits including AAAP participating in this fun event.

Terry Mealy is leading the AAAP delegation to Mt. Lebanon Earth Day. If you are an AAAP member and would like more information on how you can still volunteer at this event send an email or leave a comment on this website. Please finalize your arrangements at least 24 hours prior to the event. The event is free and open to the public.

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Astrophotgraphy and Possible Night Sky Viewing at David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Friday, April 22, 2016, 5PM – 9PM.

M51WhirlpoolGalaxy, Photo Credit Bill snyder

Above M51 Whirpool Galaxy, Photo Credit Bill Snyder

Astrophotography of award-winning AAAP astrophotogrphers Bill Snyder and Matt Dieterich will be shown at the Art and Arifact  Market, 5-9 PM, West Wing Lobby of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center as part of the 2nd Annual 2016 Pittsburgh Earth Day.  The Art and Artifact Market celebration in the Lobby is free and open to the public and includes an evening of music, a curated art exhibit featuring local artists, organic and handmade vendors and activities for all ages. Enjoy the sounds and grooves from the DJ Detour crew during the event!

Matt Dieterich Glacier Park Milky Way

Above Glacier Park Milky Way Photo Credit Matt Dieterich

AAAP members and officers attending the event will have the opportunity to enjoy the astrophotography and to share their enthusiasm for astronomy, the club and light pollution awareness. All interested members and the public are invited. Because of the venue change from the Hall to the Lobby which had a direct path to a river shore convocation area and possible clouds and rain on Friday, telescope volunteers are in the process of being released from their commitments for Friday night viewing. Read more