This is a ticket only event sponsored by Friends of Carnegie Library Homestead. See notice for tickets at http://www.homesteadlibrary.org/ . $45 Advance, $50 At Door. Join Friends of Carnegie Library Homestead enjoying a selection of international wines and celebrate 2010 World Space Week, Oct. 4-10, 2010, sharing views through AAAP members' telescopes on the terrace.

World Space Week is an international event to commemorate the beginning of the Space Age with the launch of Sputnik 1 on Oct. 4, 1957.This years theme centers on the cosmos.

Date: Friday, 10/8/2010

Time: 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern

Munhall, 510 East 10th Avenue, Munhall, PA 15120-1910

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    Sunset: 6:52 PM
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    Moon
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    What's in the Sky this evening?

Information for Visitors:

Visit the Carnegie Library Homestead for Ticket Information. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Procedes benefit the Carnegie Library Homestead.

Join in the International Wine Tasting and the international effort to explore the cosmos as part of World Space Week.

Jupiter, Mars, Uranus, and Pluto are in the sky tonight. Jupiter and Uranus are near conjunction. Moonset is 7:04 PM. The Moon was new Thursday. In the street lights, Jupiter and its moons will be the good targets tonight. We anticipate to have five telescopes available for viewing.

World Space Week is an international event to commemorate the beginning of the Space Age with the launch of Sputnik 1 on Oct. 4, 1957.This years theme centers ont he cosmos.

More Observing Resources suggested byGalileoscope.org :

Observing Resources

There are many good observing resources available online. Here are some of the best free web sites and programs.

Sellarium: http://www.stellarium.org/

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.

WorldWide Telescope:

http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Home.aspx

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:

http://www.stargazing.net/astropc/index.html

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 observations.

Uncle Al's Sky Wheel:

http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/starclock/skywheel.html

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.

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