AAAP 2015 Star Party Schedule For Both Mingo Creek Park Observatory, Mingo Creek County Park, Washington County, PA Wagman Observatory, Deer Lakes Park, Allegheny County, PA March 27, 28 April 24, 25 May 22, 23 June 19, 20 July 24, 25 August 14,15 (Mingo10 Year Anniversary NO WAGMAN STAR PARTY) August 21, 22 Wagman Observatory – NO MINGO STAR PARTY) Sept 5 (Dark Sky),19, 27(Sunday Lunar Eclipse) Oct 3 (Dark Sky), 17 Nov 7 Mid-Autumn Star Party Wagman Observatory - NO MINGO STAR PARTY) Nov 14 Bundle-up Star Party Mingo Observatory – NO WAGMAN STAR PARTY
AAAP 2015 Star Party Schedules
Mingo Creek Park Observatory
Mingo Creek Park Observatory 40.2110 N, 80.0190 W Mingo Creek County Park, Washington County, PA March 27, 28 April 24, 25 May 22, 23 June 19, 20 July 24, 25 August 14,15 (Mingo10 Year Anniversary) Sept 5 (Dark Sky),19, 27(Sunday Lunar Eclipse) Oct 3 (Dark Sky), 17 Nov 14 Bundle-up Star Party
Wagman Observatory Deer Lakes Park, Allegheny County, PA
March 27, 28 April 24, 25 May 22, 23 June 19, 20 July 24, 25 August 21, 22 Sept 5 (Dark Sky),19, 27(Sunday Lunar Eclipse) Oct 3 (Dark Sky), 17 Nov 7 Mid-Autumn Star Party
Please Note the 2015 Membership Applications are the same as the 2013 Membership Applications, until the site is updated plesase use these and change 2013 to 2015. Mail to AAAP Treasurer, Michael Meteney, Sugar Run Rd., Venetia, PA 15367-1514 New Member Application http://www.3ap.org/AAAP_New_MemForm_2013.pdf
Regarding "join the NSN through the AAAP," in other words in order to obtain a NSN Username and Password through the AAAP, one muppear on the AAAP Membership Directory, need only request entry to NSN and verify membershst first become an AAAP Member, by submitting the New Member Application, dues, and follow the process as outlined by the Executive Committee in 2013.
Existing members who's names aip by name on AAAP Membership Directory or validation by AAAP Treasurer or AAAP Memberhsip Secretary.
Monthly Membershsip Meetings: January General Membership Meeting - Members and Invited Guests Only January brings the annual "Planetarium Show," Public AAAP Meetings resume in February 2015. For detailed information on the featured presentations please contact, Ed Moss, VicePresident@3ap.org.
Mingo Creek Park Observatory Mingo Schedule Brochure: http://tinyurl.com/ml5dr93
Typical Mingo Public Star Party Schedule: 7:30 PM Open Rain or shine, cloudy or clear! Mingo's Richard A. Haddad Planetarium: 8:00 PM Sky Show; 8:40 PM Presentation: Introduction to Amateur Astronomy; 9:20 PM Sky Show; 10:00 PM Movie: Cosmic Castaways
Contest Categories for 2013 are as follows: • Atmospheric
• Galaxy • Nebula • Stellar (Clusters, Constellations, Doubles, Star Trails, Etc.) • Lunar / Planetary / Solar
If you have a question on the suitability of an image for a particular category please reach out to us.Images containing more than one image type (galaxy with an open cluster pairing) are up to the photographer to decide which category is most appropriate.
The Kevin Brunelle Photography Contest is open to all active AAAP Members
All images entered should concern areas of interest to the AAAP
Remote imaging is allowed provided the equipment is owned and setup by the astrophotographer
The image must be the sole work of the contestant and may not be a collaborative work
All images submitted must have been captured after the deadline for the November 8th 2013 KJB Contest and must be submitted on or before November 1st 2013
No more than 5 entries per category per person (25 images maximum per person)
Starting in 2013 we ask that contestants please hold back on posting any images to the Yahoo group or bringing attention to any images that will be entered in the contest for a period of 2 months leading up to the contest.
Directions for submission: Please submit images to nmbrandt@... or billsnyder51@... on or before November 1st. Compressed image file formats like JPEG are preferred but all formats will be accepted. Please break up your submissions into several emails to decrease your chances of a single large email not going through. Please include with each image, either in the email or as the file name, what you would like the image to be called and in what category you would like to submit it in.
A CD or USB thumb drive can also be mailed to KJB Chairman. Please be sure to postmark by Oct 29th to ensure delivery by Nov 1st. Prizes: First place winners in all categories will have their images printed (with your name in the bottom right corner), framed, and hung in both Wagman and Mingo Observatories in recognition of your photographic accomplishments. Disclaimer: By entering the Kevin J. Brunelle Photography contest, you retain the rights to your works while granting the AAAP the right to copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work – and derivative works based upon it – provided AAAP credits the copyright holder. Examples would include but are not limited to public display at AAAP facilities, public star parties, and club meetings in digital and print media.