Enjoy the park after dark! Join us for a night of stargazing AND the chance to use telescopes provided by the Amateur Astronomers' Association of Pittsburgh! The volunteers truly enjoy sharing their passion for the universe and are always willing to answer questions and teach about our night sky. Check out their websites below AND join us at the park!
Guests will be able to view the sky through the privately owned telescopes of volunteer members from the AAAP. This is a FREE event. Registration is encouraged, walk-ins welcome! Please try to register so we can contact you in case of a weather cancellation.
Know Before You Go
Murrysville Community Park, Field 6 (Uppermost Field) 4056 Wiestertown Road Export, PA 15632
These events are weather dependent so if it is a cloudy night or raining the Star Party will be cancelled
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, bug spray, and your curiosity. The evenings can get very chilly and damp, please dress for the weather
Please no smoking anywhere on the field (it harms the telescopes)
Refrain from using flash lights (unless covered by red cellophane)
Do not use cell phones (unless covered by red cellophane)
Use headlights with caution and with a red lens. The white light ruins night vision.
Cloudy skies and rain will cause the event to be cancelled.
Members of the public are encouraged to bring their own telescopes and ask questions.
Please be aware that the equipment is very expensive and fragile and is the volunteer’s personal equipment. NO sports balls, running, or playing near the equipment will be tolerated.