See some of the
photos from the 2008 edition of Wagman Winterfest.
(click "View Pictures" then, on the right, click on "View as a slideshow" to get the full effect)
The AAAP, with about 450 members, is the largest astronomical society in Pennsylvania. We operate Nicholas E. Wagman Observatory in Deer Lakes Regional Park, Frazer Township, about 18 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
There is no need to
register to attend Wagman
Winterfest. Admission? It's free. Parking fees? Nope. But be sure to
bundle up. Bring a warm beverage, such as hot chocolate or hot cider.
Please be careful where you park and walk
-- the grounds may be slippery.
Want to learn about the
stars and planets?
Come and bring your questions! And if the weather cooperates, we'll
take a look at some of the winter's wonders, such as the Orion Nebula!
Did you receive a
telescope for Christmas and you don't know how to use it? Bring it
along and we'll try to help.
Wagman Winterfest is held
Severe cold or heavy
snow will cause the star party to be canceled. So will persistent cloud
cover, for which Pittsburgh is famous!
If Wagman Winterfest is forced to cancel, we recommend you visit the Henry Buhl Jr. Planetarium and Observatory at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Science Center to continue your exploration of the cosmos!