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Astronomy association will host ‘star party’ in Murrysville

Patrick Varine
Tribune-Review file
A shooting star shares the sky with satellites and aircraft at the scenic overlook near Brady’s Bend Township in Armstrong County during the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower, Sunday, August 13, 2018. Remnants of the Aquarid Meteor Shower may be visible during a July 28 “star party” at Murrysville Community Park.

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will host a “star party” at 8:30 p.m., July 28 at Murrysville Community Park.

There will be a short presentation on stargazing and the universe. Afterward, guests will be able to view the sky through association members’ telescopes.

Jupiter and Saturn will be visible, as well as the Aquarids meteor shower and a flyover by the International Space Station at 10:31 p.m.

Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket and bug spray. Members of the public may also bring their own telescopes.

The program is presented by the Murrysville Recreation Department. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required by calling 724-327-2100, ext. 115 or 131.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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