AAAP Congratulates Member Bill Snyder for Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day – M106

M106 M106 is a spiral galaxy in the northern constellation Canes Venatici the Hunting Dogs. It lies some 25 million light-years from Earth. Some astronomers think emissions from M106 indicate a vast quantity of material is falling into a supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s core. (5.2-inch Thomas M. Back TMB 130 refractor, Apogee U8300 CCD camera, Hydrogen-alpha/LRGB image with exposures of 6, 7 2, 2, and 2 hours, respectively) Bill Snyder from Connellsville, Pennsylvania

M106 is a spiral galaxy in the northern constellation Canes Venatici the Hunting Dogs. It lies some 25 million light-years from Earth. Some astronomers think emissions from M106 indicate a vast quantity of material is falling into a supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s core. (5.2-inch Thomas M. Back TMB 130 refractor, Apogee U8300 CCD camera, Hydrogen-alpha/LRGB image with exposures of 6, 7 2, 2, and 2 hours, respectively)
-Bill Snyder from Connellsville, Pennsylvania

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AAAP February Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM Friday February 13, 2015 Carnegie Science Center, Bayer Science Stage

The feature presentation of the February 13, 2015 monthly meeting is the annual planetarium show, Stars Over Pittsburgh. Members should convene at the Bayer Science Stage promptly at 7:30 pm, before heading up as a group to the Planetarium. Read more

AAAP Mtg. January 9, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9 PM, Carnegie Science Center, Bayer Stage.

The feature presentation is a talk by Mr. Eric Fischer: “Where have all the astronauts gone?”. Learn about the current status of the U.S. manned space program.

Plus, discussion of the past month’s observations, upcoming events, recent astro-photos, and more!

The public is welcome.

Range Resources hydraulic fracturing presentation

Since drilling near AAAP observatories is a concern, Range Resources has this presentation that provides information about their processes.
Range Resources 2014

AAAP Scholarship for High School Seniors

To promote, improve and encourage the profession of Astronomy, the AAAP will provide an award in the amount of $1000 for High School Seniors who are presently enrolled in either Allegheny or Washington Counties who are planning to study astronomy, physics or mathematics.  Deadline for submission: April 1, 2015

Additional details and the application packet can be found here.