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.

2014 AAAP Service Awards

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A photo-montage of the 2014 AAAP Award winners

Our Association succeeds thanks to the involvement of our members – whether it is devoting time to our events (star parties, Astronomy weekends, etc.), or simply participating in our events (meetings, lectures, members-only events, etc.) Whatever the level of involvement, we appreciate all of our members.

The December meeting/party is our opportunity to recognize those members who deserve a special recognition. It is with great pleasure we announce those members who received an award for 2014… Read more

AAAP Congratulates Member Bill Snyder for the NASA APOD, December 24, 2014 The Fish Head Nebula

The Fish Head Nebula (IC 1795) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen.

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AAAP Congratulates Member Bill Snyder for the Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day December 12, 2014 The Fish Head Nebula

The Fish Head Nebula (IC 1795) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen.

Geminid Meteor Shower – Best Meteor Shower of the Year

GEMINID METEOR SHOWER – Dec 13th -14th 2014

Geminid Meteor Shower  peaks 4AM, Sunday  12/14/2014 making the dates just before and just afterwards good meteor opportunities.  Hours, 9 PM  through 11Pm -1Am,  after radient rises and before Moonrise are prime viewing Fri., Sat., and Sun. ; Moonrise respectively at 11 PM, 12, AM Sun, 1AM Mon., times close approximations. Read more