The April 10, 2015 monthly meeting will feature, AAAP’s own Dr. Ken Cole’s presentation, “Making A New Atlas of Mars,” a different top-down look at the Red Planet. Here is Ken’s lecture synopsis: Read more
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|
This month’s meeting is 7:30 pm, March 13, 2o15 at Allegheny Observatory.
This is a Members Only meeting.
In case of an inclement weather cancellation, it will be reported on the website, in a special Guide Star supplement, on the AAAP listserver and on the club’s Facebook page.
(Diane Turnshek is still doing the Allegheny Observatory talk. Reservations needed: 412-321-2400).
De-Light Pittsburgh – Special Public Astronomy Seminar: Diane Turnshek (Physics, CMU)
New date: Thursday, March 5, 2015 7:00 pm Read more