2012 Wagman Star Party Schedule
February 25, Winterfest
April 27, 28
May 25, 26
June 22, 23
July 27, 28
August 24, 25
September 8, 22
October 6, 20
2012 Star Party Schedule
Mingo Creek Park Observatory April 27, 28 May 25, 26 June 22, 23 July 6, 7, 20, 21 August 10, 11 September 8, 22 October 6, 20
Club picnic at Deer Lakes Park and members' star party will be TBA.
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Rise and Set Times: Sun, Moon and Planets (Clicking "Search," displays table.)
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Wagman Observatory is open to the public for scheduled public star parties, April - October, and to private groups, when scheduled in advance. Email: AAAP@3ap.org.
2010 Wagman Star Party Schedule, Nicholas E. Wagman Observatory 2010 Star Party Schedule Feb 20, Winterfest April 16 & 17 May 21 & 22 June 18 & 19 July 16 & 17 Aug 13 & 14 Sept 11 & 25, Dark Sky Oct 16 & 23 Moonrise
Wagman 2011 Star Party Schedule, as of May 20, 2010. 16 dates. TR :
Mar 12 Winterfest
April 8 and 9
May 6 and 7
June 10 and 11
July 8 and 9
August 5 and 6
September 2 and 3 and 17 for Dark Sky SP
October 8 and 15 for Moonrise SP
More Observing Resources suggested by Galileoscope.orgonline resources pages 27 -28 in pd fog Galileoscope Manual.
There are many good observing resources available online. Here are some of the best free
web sites and programs.
"Best Free Astronomy Software, May 2011 "*
*Not endorsed, only listed.
Stellarium is a free open source planetarium program. It is available for Windows, Mac
OS X, and Linux. Stellarium allows you to input your location, date and time and see
what objects are visible in the night sky.
Microsoft's WorldWide Telescope is a powerful program that allows you to explore the
night sky. It can function as a traditional planetarium program but allows you to call up
astronomical images from a variety of sources and create you own tours of the night sky.
It is currently only available for Windows, but a web-based version is coming soon.
Google Sky: http://www.google.com/sky/
Google Sky is an extension of Google Earth that will function as a planetarium program
in addition to allowing you to access images and data on astronomical objects. Clicking
on any object brings up information on the object and links to images. You can see the
night sky as it appears from anywhere on Earth.
Virtual Moon Atlas: http://www.ap-i.net/avl/en/start
The Virtual Moon Atlas is a free computer program that shows that allows you to make
highly detailed maps of the Moon to assist in observations. You can find the phase of the
Moon as well as rise and set times. You can find features by name and determine the best
time to observe different features on the Moon. Available for Windows only.
Sky Charts is a free planetarium program available for Windows. Once you enter your
location and time, you can see what is visible in the night sky to help you plan your
Uncle Al's Sky Wheel:
Uncle Al's Sky Wheel is a free printable planisphere. Once assembled, this sky chart can
be set to help you find the constellations at any time of night for any night of the year.
Sky Wheels are very useful if you are you are observing and do not have access to a
computer at your observing site.
Heavens Above: http://www.heavens-above.com/
Heavens Above is best known for its predictions of visible satellite passes. This site also
has information on visible comets, the Moon and the planets to help you determine what
is visible in the night sky. You can find rise and set times as well as locations for all the
major planets and bright comets.
Go StargazeNight Sky Network iPhone app that connects you to astronomy clubs and their stargazing events within seconds. You can search for events near your current location or find out what's happening across the U.S.A.
Satellite Flybys from SpaceWeather.com
SpaceWeather.com a source for news and information about the Sun-Earth Environment.
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