Laurel Hill (Scenic View) Star Party, July 14, 2018

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will bring their popular family program to Laurel Hill State Park, Saturday, July 14, 2018,8:30 PM to 10:30 PM – Scenic View at Laurel Hill. Experience a guided tour of the sky! 8:30 PM astronomy presentation will lead the program of observing the heavens through the privately owned telescopes our members. Venus, Mars,  Jupiter, and Saturn may also be visible that night. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, Read more

Baldwin Public Library Star Party, Friday, July 6, 2018

Baldwin Borough Public Library Star Party is July 6, 2018,  8:15 PM – 9:15 PM according to the library website. All ages are welcome as we the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh for the Baldwin Borough Public Library present a short astronomy overview followed by a guided viewing of the wonders of the night sky through telescopes. Please bring along your own binoculars if you have them! Registration required. Friday, July 6 at 8:15 pm (in case of inclement weather, the makeup date would be July 13 at 8:15 pm). CONTACT:  Dolores Colarosa  412-885-2255  AAAP Member Volunteers would contact Tim K.

Wagman Star Parties June 22 and 23, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018 Wagman Star Party is cancelled.

All forecasts and studies of the radar and cloud movement point to unfavorable conditions on Friday evening. We’ll keep an open mind about Saturday night.

Wagman Come see the evening planets Venus and Jupiter. It is all part of the show during the June Star Parties at Wagman Observatory sponsored by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh.  The Star Parties start Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at 8:50 p.m.

The Nicholas E. Wagman Observatory is located in Deer Lakes Regional Park, Frazer Township, Pa., near the village of Russellton in northeastern Allegheny County and some 18 miles from Pittsburgh.

This is an opportunity for amateur astronomers, students and the general public to observe the wonders of the night sky such as the galaxies, planetary nebulae and star clusters.

Did you get a telescope recently and don’t know how to use it? Bring it along and members of the AAAP will help!

Looking to buy a telescope, accessories, star charts and books? Wagman Observatory is the place to start. We’ll have free handouts, guides and booklets to point visitors in the right direction.

The Star Parties will be held WEATHER PERMITTING. The public should call 724-224-2510 for more information.

Download the 2018 Wagman Schedule Brochure:…/01/2018_Star_Party_Schedul_Wagman_Vs01.pdf

Wagman June 15 Satellite Search Party is Cancelled

Tonight’s Wagman Satellite Search Party posted in the club newsletter is cancelled due to cloud conditions in the Wagman Observatory Area.

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