Moraine Star Party, 8:30 PM, Saturday, July 11, 2015, July 18 Raindate

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh and the Kiski Astronomers once again bring this popular family program to Moraine State Park, Portersville, PA, July 11, 2015. July 18, raindate. Read more

Experience Electrical Interruption Today? … Sunspot 2371.

Sunspot 2371

Sunspot 2371

 

Aurora Possible Wednesday evening:

The coronal mass ejection that erupted June 22 in conjunction with the R2 solar flare has been modeled and arrival is expected June 24 at 2300 UT

If you experienced electrial interruption Tuesday it might have been Sunspot AR2371 . Read more

Early Evening Near Conjunction of Jupiter and Venus, June, into Early July 2015

Jaw-dropping near conjunction of Jupiter and Venus in June, espceially in late June and into early July.  June 30 and July 1 it will be especially dramatic. Read more

AAAP Mingo Star Party and Wagman Star Party On Both Friday, June 19 and Saturday,June 20, 2015 ~~~Wagman Friday June 19 Star Party Is Cancelled~~~ ~~~Wagman Saturday June 20 Star Party Is Cancelled~~~

Please join the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh on Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20, 2015 at the Wagman Observatory and the Mingo Observatory as we open our buildings and grounds to the the public for June Star Parties. Read more

Wagman Movie Night – May 30, 2015 – Postponed

Wagman Director informs, conferring with the Allegheny County Parks and Recreation Department, due to inclement weather, decision has been reached to reschedule the movie planned for this evening at Wagman Observatory. We will keep you posted as to the new date and time.

The next movie night is
June 27, showing:
Earth to Echo.

AAAP Mingo Star Party and Wagman Star Party On Both Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23, 2015

9 PM SW May 23, 2015 Jupiter above the Moon, Venus to the right. Stellarium.org Screen Capture

9 PM SW May 23, 2015 Jupiter above the Moon, Venus to the right. Stellarium.org Screen Capture

The May Wagman Star Parties and the May Mingo Star Parties will be on May 22 and 23, 2015. Arrive early to see the evening planets. Please plan on sticking around for the darkening of the sky when dimmer objects brighten. The  Stellarium screen capture depicts Read more