July Star Parties
See a region of space where stars are being born, catch a dazzling view of the ringed planet, visit the craters of the moon and marvel at our Milky Way Galaxy’s finest clusters and nebulae. It’s all part of the show during July Star Parties sponsored by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh.
The Star Parties start Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at 8:40 PM EDT at the Nicholas E. Wagman Observatory in Deer Lakes Regional Park, Frazer Township, Pa., near the village of Russellton in northeastern Allegheny County and some 18 miles from Pittsburgh.
This is an opportunity for amateur astronomers, students and the general public to observe the wonders of the summer sky along with Saturn. Visitors will be able to observe the Moon two days after First Quarter, the Hercules cluster and the Ring Nebula.
Did you buy a telescope or get one as a gift and don't know how to use it? Bring it along and members of the AAAP will be happy to help you learn how to use it!
Looking to buy a telescope, accessories, star charts and books? Wagman Observatory is the place to start. We'll have free handouts, guides and booklets to point visitors in the right direction.
The Star Parties will be held WEATHER PERMITTING.