The April Wagman Star Parties and the April Mingo Star Parties will be on April 24 and 25, 2015. They should be especially starry nights falling at the end of the Lyrid Meteor Shower. Please plan on sticking around for the darkening of the sky when meteors are more visible to see the best ones. The Stellarium screen capture depicts Read more
Friday, March 27, 2015, 4:00 PM Update
The Wagman Observatory Star Party scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2015 is CANCELLED due to conditions.
The Mingo Observatory Star Party is ON. Mingo planetarium can operate regardless of sky conditions. Be aware Read more
The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh is pleased to invite you to the Wagman Observatory and to the Mingo Creek County Park Observatory for 2015 Star Party Season.
|March 27, 28||Yes Yes|
|April 24, 25||Yes Yes|
|May 22, 23||Yes Yes|
|June 19, 20||Yes Yes|
|July 24, 25||Yes Yes|
|Aug 14, 15||10th Anniversary||No star party|
|Aug 21, 22||No star party||Yes|
|Sep 5 Dark Sky (late moonrise)||Yes Yes|
|Sep 19||Yes Yes|
|Sep 27 Lunar Eclipse (Sunday night)||Yes Yes|
|Oct 3 Dark Sky (late moonrise)||Yes Yes|
|Oct 17||Yes Yes|
|Nov 7||No star party||Mid-Autumn Star Party|
|Nov 14||Bundle-up Star Party||No star party|
Since drilling near AAAP observatories is a concern, Range Resources has this presentation that provides information about their processes.
Range Resources 2014
Enjoy rare opportunity to view Late Autumn sky with the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh at the Mingo Observatory Bundle Up Starfest, Saturday, November 29,2014. Read more