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Star Party

Bike Rental Parking Lot, North Shore, Moraine State Park

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will once again bring this popular family program to Moraine.  Experience a guided tour of the sky!  Meet at the parking lot near the Bike Rental on North Shore, Moraine State Park, bring a chair.  After a power point presentation that begins at 8:30 pm we will be observing the heavens through the privately owned telescopes of volunteer members from the Amateur Astronomers Association and others www.3ap.org.  Jupiter and Saturn will be visible that night, as well as distant galaxies and planetary nebula thousands and millions of light years away. . Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, bug spray, and your curiosity. Please no smoking anywhere on the field (it harms the telescopes) and refrain from using flash lights unless covered by red cellophane  or cell phones, and take care with headlights. The white light ruins night vision.   Bad weather cancels event, rain date is the next night, Aug 24. Call park office 724 368-8811 by 4:00 pm if weather looks bad.  This is a FREE event. Members of the public are encouraged to bring their own telescopes and ask questions. 

 

Friday, August 23 at 8:30pm to 10:30pm


Moraine State Park, Bike Rental Parking Lot 157 North Shore Drive, Portersville, 16051
225 Pleasant Valley Road, Portersville, PA 16051-2031

Bureau

State Parks

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Educational Programs

Outdoor Activities

Stargazing

Region

West

Website

http://www.3ap.org

Hashtag

##Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh

Exact Location

Bike Rental Parking Lot 157 North Shore Drive, Portersville, 16051

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