AAAP Observatory Star Parties Saturday, October 11

As skies darken, bright planets Mars and Saturn appear. After the Sun sets see the dark sky yield views of “hard to spot” objects, followed by the stunning sight of Moonrise. AAAP opens both Wagman and Mingo Observatories to the public Saturday October 11, 2014 for  Moonrise Star Parties. Observe the autumn skies and watch the Gibbous Moon rise at 9:14 PM, EDT. Marvel at the wonders of the universe using the telescopes inside AAAP observatories and the member telescopes stationed outside. Read more

Saturday, September 27, 2014, Wagman and Mingo Observatories Invite Public to AAAP Star Parties

AAAP star parties at both Wagman Observatory and at Mingo Observatory on Satuday September 27,2014. Public is invited.

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Stellarium.org screen capture, looking SW at 8PM: Bright star Antares, Mars, Saturn and the Moon form an interesting grouping. Above and to the right Antares shines.

More AAAP September 27, 2014 Star Party information:
Wagman Observatory
Mingo Observatory

Mingo Observatory Lecture: The Big Bang and Then Some – a Layman’s Perspective

Timeline of the Universe
Mingo Observatory Lecture: The Big Bang and Then Some – a Layman’s Perspective
Learn about how everything we now enjoy in the night sky got started.
Open Rain or shine, cloudy or clear. No reservation needed.
Four Tuesdays, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, September 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.
Observing afterwards, conditions permitting.
Mingo Clear Sky Chart

Mingo 3/30/2014

Nick & Coleen Martch, Mick & MIchael Christeson, Dan Spano, Bill Roemer, Mike Meteney, Michael Skowvron, John Diller, Nate Brandt, Frank Pastin and I observed at Mingo Observatory tonight closing at 10:30 PM. We looked at Sirius, Jupiter including a later shadow transit, M-42, M-46, M-82 w SN about 13.7 mag, M-81, M-97, M-108, M-65, M-66, M-95, M-105, NGC 3384, NGC 3389, M-85, NGC 4394, NGC 4312, M-100, Mars,1 meteor and 1 fireball. An enjoyable evening.

Ken Kobus