AAAP March Membership Meeting, 7:30 PM Friday March 13, 2015 Allegheny Observatory

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.

Rescheduled — Special Public – De-Light Pittsburgh – Astronomy Seminar – March 5 – Thaw Hall – U. of Pitt.

earth-hour-2015-banner

(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

February Guide Star

In the category of “better late than never” ….

Here’s the February 2015 Guide Star, the newsletter of the AAAP. 2015-02 GS

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

Read more

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.