Star Party at Moraine State Park
Friday, August 23, 2019
- 10:30 pm
Moraine State Park, Bike Rental Parking Lot
157 North Shore Drive
Portersville, PA 16051
The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will once again bring this FREE 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 postpones 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.