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Amateur Astronomers Association throws more free star parties in Washington Township

Mary Ann Thomas
Shane Dunlap| Tribune-Review
Visitors get a chance to gaze toward the night sky through a telescope owned by Scott Smith, of McCandless, left, during a star gazing party and 90th anniversary celebration of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Wagman Observatory in Deer Lakes Park near Russellton.

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh will throw two more free public star gazing parties this summer at Kunkle Park in Washington Township on July 27 and Aug. 3.

If conditions are right, brightly colored double stars will be visible as will be the beautiful star clusters of the Milky Way galaxy, the spectacular rings of Saturn and several of Jupiter’s moons and cloud details, according to John Doyle of the Amateur Astronomers Association.

The star gazing parties will start at dusk, weather permitting.

Kunkle Park is located behind the Washington Township Municipal Building, 285 Pine Run Church Road, which has an Apollo address if using GPS.

For more astronomy information and details about AAAP club meetings and observatories, visit their web page. The public can also visit AAAP on “public nights” at the Wagman Observatory in Deer Lakes Park in West Deer Township.

Mary Ann Thomas is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-226-4691, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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