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May Star Parties at Wagman Observatory

View the planet Jupiter and the First Quarter Moon. Watch Mars and Saturn rising later in the evening. It is all part of the show during the May Star Parties at Wagman Observatory sponsored by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh. Observe the Spring Constellations and Jupiter with its four Galilean satellites. The Nicholas E. Wagman Observatory is located 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 Spring sky such as the galaxies in the Coma-Virgo Cluster, planetary nebulae and star clusters. Did you get a telescope recently and don't know how to use it? Bring it along and members of the AAAP will help! 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.

Date & Time

Weekly on Friday and Saturday

May 13, 2016 through May 14, 2016


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Free, donations accepted

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