What's New

03/22/2014 Due to the overwhelming demand and the limited space for the public lectures we've made some changes to the public lecture registration procedure.  The changes are as follows:  Only 2 reservations can be made per person per phone call for a lecture.  Only 30 people who've attended the previous lecture can sign up for the next lecture, the rest of the available reservations will be reserved for people who have not attended a lecture previously.        
01/13/2014 The 2014 Public Lecture schedule is now available.
05/01/2013 If you live in the Pittsburgh area, the documentary "UNDAUNTED: The forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory" will air on WQED on Thursday evening May 9th at 8:00p.m.
02/28/2013 The Thursday tours will start earlier than normal this season.  Thursday and Friday tours will be available starting in April. 
07/23/2012 The documentary about the observatory is now available online, Please visit the website for more information.  "UNDAUNTED: The forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory."  Visit the All-Sky Camera page to see a view of the night sky over the observatory (only updated at night ).  The 2012 annual open house date is set for Friday October 12th.  Reservations will be taken beginning  at 9:00 a.m. August 1st.      
07/30/2011 The 2011 Open House Date has been set for Friday September 30th.  Reservations will be taken beginning  at 9:00 a.m. August 1st.
04/13/2011 The 2011 Public Lecture Poster is available. 
01/08/2010 A partial 2010 Public Lecture schedule is now available. 
02/26/2009 The 2009 Public Lecture schedule is now available. 
07/29/2008 The 2008 Open House date has been set for Friday October 3rd.  Reservations will be taken beginning  at 9:00 a.m. August 1st.
02/20/2008 The 2008 Public Lecture Schedule is now available in .pdf format.
09/19/2007 All of the reservations for the open house and the remaining public tours are full for the rest of this tour season.  We will start taking reservations for the 2008 tour season on March 1st.
07/27/2007 The 2007 Open House date has been set for Friday September 28th.  Reservations will be taken beginning  at 9:00 a.m. August 1st.
01/31/2006 Check out the new Preliminary Parallaxes on the Research page.
06/12/2005 Masses computed for the components of the binary star Alpha Ophiuchus (Hipparcos 86032), see Research Pre-publications.
04/15/2004 First results of the NSF - Gravity Probe B funded CCD camera added to our Research page.
   
   
   

 

 

University of Pittsburgh
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Allegheny Observatory
159 Riverview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15214

Last Modified 01/13/2014