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Al Paslow Astronomy Collection

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Updated: Oct 15, 2012 10:23am PST

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong is gone now. I've decided to post some images that will ...

Updated: Aug 31, 2012 4:19am PST

12 inch Dynascope - from the 1950's

I've decided to post images of a real classic telescope. This telescop ...

Updated: Feb 28, 2012 5:01pm PST

10 inch Refractor Renovation

The 10 inch D&G refractor was in need of some renovations. Please n ...

Updated: Feb 25, 2012 4:12am PST

Sky Shots

Hi - the first three images give the perspective of the Moon and the m ...

Updated: Jan 31, 2012 4:02am PST

Paul F. Campbell's photos

This is a collection of astronomical images, including the moon, plane ...

Updated: Nov 10, 2011 5:15pm PST

Allegheny Observatory 2011

Here are a few images taken during Open House September 30, 2011.

Updated: Oct 01, 2011 12:44pm PST

Telescope eyepieces & accessories

Pictures and videos of eyepieces, classic and modern as well as other ...

Updated: Aug 28, 2011 12:06pm PST

Operation of the 24 inch Telescope at Mingo Crrek Observatory

This series of images concerns the use of TheSky software to operate ...

Updated: Jun 05, 2011 8:02am PST

Wagman Starparty June 18, 2010

Photos by David L. Smith at The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pit ...

Updated: May 01, 2011 7:34am PST

Sam Brown's Book - All about Tellescopes

A good ATM Primer. A Classic works. Selected pages by permission. For ...

Updated: Apr 23, 2011 12:26pm PST

Moon Bounce attempt at Mingo

April 9, 2011 - The Wireless Association of the South Hills set up po ...

Updated: Apr 09, 2011 10:11pm PST

20 inch Tectron

Here is a 20 inch Tectron instrument I have purchased from a local obs ...

Updated: Apr 05, 2011 3:27pm PST

Westminister College, Planetarium

Updated: Mar 31, 2011 10:23pm PST

Solar Observing in the Dominican Republic

The large sunspot group 1158 was observed and imaged by members of the ...

Updated: Feb 16, 2011 2:18am PST

Judith A. Resnik

This is on the CMU Campus in Pittsburgh. The picture was taken on the ...

Updated: Jan 29, 2011 8:06am PST

Moon Images

This page will continue to grow when more images become available. Mos ...

Updated: Jan 05, 2011 6:17pm PST

Rare 3 inch Clark Refractor

Recently I inspected a Classic Alvan Clark Telescope for a potential ...

Updated: Dec 14, 2010 5:25am PST

Brashear Center Museum

Dave and I are fortunate to live in the Pittsburgh, PA area which was ...

Updated: Dec 09, 2010 2:58pm PST

Sky Shots II

Updated: Dec 08, 2010 1:36pm PST

VW Vanagon on Rt. 88

Not sure of the year and engine condition. Likely needs exhaust work.

Updated: Nov 01, 2010 10:23am PST

Mingo Last Star Party 2010

Saturday evening Oct 23, 2010 was the last public star party for the ...

Updated: Oct 24, 2010 7:21am PST

Sun Dog

Taken from Pittsburgh's South Side Oct. 13, 2010 David L. Smith Phot ...

Updated: Oct 13, 2010 3:33pm PST

Paul F. Campbell Moon mosaic photos

Updated: Sep 26, 2010 8:24am PST


Updated: Sep 19, 2010 7:22pm PST

Sidewalk Astronomy, 19th & E. Carson St. Sept. 2010

This is a Saturday night in Pittsburgh, PA, Some members of the Amateu ...

Updated: Sep 18, 2010 9:59pm PST

Stellafane 2010

I made the trip to Stellafane in Springfield VT to attand the 2010 Spr ...

Updated: Aug 15, 2010 7:22am PST

New photos of Mingo, Aug 7, 2010

These are shots of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh's ...

Updated: Aug 08, 2010 10:25pm PST

Mellon Park Stars

This is Mellon Park in Pittsburgh, PA the lights in the field are a st ...

Updated: Aug 01, 2010 8:08pm PST

Zelienople star party July 30, 2010

Updated: Jul 30, 2010 10:30pm PST

VW Syncros, Morgantown, WV

Updated: Jul 10, 2010 10:30pm PST

2009 to June 2010

Updated: Jun 17, 2010 2:12pm PST

Mingo Creek Park Planetarium Dome Installation

The Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh is i ...

Updated: May 21, 2010 9:26pm PST

Solar Halo

This a solar halo taken on the South Side of Pittsburgh, PA on April 2 ...

Updated: Apr 27, 2010 10:22am PST

Snow, Pittsburgh Feb. 6, 2010

this is our around 18" of snow. taken from Pittsburgh's South Side. Da ...

Updated: Feb 06, 2010 2:42pm PST

Lunar X Oct 25 2009

Elusive phenomenon is imaged ! We managed to observe the Cross or "X" ...

Updated: Jan 18, 2010 4:53pm PST

Christmas 2009

Christmas at our house. Family members in from from Wisconsin too!

Updated: Dec 30, 2009 3:23pm PST

Allegheny Observatory - Machine Shop etc.

Pictures obtained while I was working as a volunteer on the evening of ...

Updated: Sep 27, 2009 4:11pm PST

New Pittsburgh Street Lights

These are images of some of the city's new LED Street lights. The loca ...

Updated: Aug 29, 2009 6:41pm PST

Dominican Republic Astro Images

Recently, our goods friends in the Dominican republic have sent us som ...

Updated: Aug 26, 2009 4:50pm PST

Rainbow, PGH

This partial rainbow was on Sunday June 29, 2008 by Dave Smith from th ...

Updated: Aug 10, 2009 5:23pm PST

Green Bank

Vist to see Radio Telescopes & Alan Bean from Apollo12.

Updated: Jul 19, 2009 7:12pm PST


Stormie makes a visit to what used to be Yenko Chevrolet home of the f ...

Updated: Jul 12, 2009 7:56pm PST

Wagman Starparty June 27, 2009

These are from the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh starp ...

Updated: Jul 12, 2009 7:48pm PST

Space Out Weekend atThe Carnegie Science Center

These are David L. Smith's images from the Amateur Astronomers Associa ...

Updated: Mar 30, 2009 5:05pm PST

Other Telescopes & Optics

I have owned, made and acquired various instruments over time. I've ma ...

Updated: Mar 07, 2009 2:45pm PST

Steeler's Superbowl Home Parade

February 3, 2009- Pittsburgh, PA. The Steeler's marched down Grant Str ...

Updated: Feb 03, 2009 3:01pm PST

Wagman Observatory Starparty Sept. 20 2008

These photos are of yet another public starparties at the Amateur Astr ...

Updated: Sep 22, 2008 3:47pm PST

Starparty Sept. 5, 2008 Wagman Observatory

This is another public starparty at the Amateur Astronomers Associatio ...

Updated: Sep 06, 2008 7:38pm PST

Brett's Trip to L.A.

Brett and R Kelly take a trip to Southern California to visit their fr ...

Updated: Aug 21, 2008 3:36am PST

Eagle Rock Observatory

Eagle Rock Observatory is located in the foothills of Idaho's Caribou ...

Updated: Aug 15, 2008 11:07am PST

A Day at Niagara Falls

On the way home from the Stellafane Telescope Convention in Vermont we ...

Updated: Aug 06, 2008 5:20pm PST

Abe Lincoln's son - Robert's Observatory

Classic 6 inch Brashear Refractor in Vermont.

Updated: Aug 06, 2008 5:14pm PST

Stellafane 2008

We make the 600 miles trip to Vermont - Images taken at this years tel ...

Updated: Aug 05, 2008 4:40am PST

Mingo Creek Park Observatory, July 25, 2008

This observatory belongs to the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pit ...

Updated: Jul 27, 2008 12:03am PST

Fern Hollow Nature Center, Starparty

This is at the Fern Hollow Nature Center, Sewickley, PA. Some members ...

Updated: Jul 24, 2008 1:00pm PST

Fork Mount for 24" R/C Telescope, Mingo Creek Observatory

This telescope belongs to the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pitts ...

Updated: Jul 12, 2008 5:40am PST

Mingo Star Party - June 28, 2008

The South Hills Wireless Association was there to to join us for this ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2008 7:10pm PST

Thunder Clouds & Storms

June 23, 2008. Thunder storms & ominous clouds roll past South Hills V ...

Updated: Jun 23, 2008 4:04pm PST

Moon May 6, 2008 & Mercury?

I went out to take a photo of the Moon. After Returning I found the Mo ...

Updated: May 06, 2008 6:42pm PST

Astronomy Weekend at The Carnegie Science Center March 2008

These are photos of the displays set up in Pittsburgh's Carnegie Scien ...

Updated: Apr 01, 2008 12:35pm PST

Implosion of St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

This is a series of photos of the implosion of the old St. Francis Hos ...

Updated: Mar 25, 2008 3:59pm PST

Wagman Observatory Winterfest Feb. 16, 2008

This is the annual "Wagman Winterfest" held by the Amateur Astronomers ...

Updated: Feb 17, 2008 12:10pm PST

Mingo Star Parties - April -May & end of 2007

Here are images of people who have attended recent star parties at Min ...

Updated: Nov 07, 2007 11:30am PST

Comet Holmes

One of the strangest Comets ever seen. Increase in brilliance of 500,0 ...

Updated: Oct 29, 2007 6:38pm PST

Schomer Observatory

Mark Schomer of Connellsville, PA build this beautiful & stylish obser ...

Updated: Sep 16, 2007 11:05am PST

McDonald's Museum

During Memorial Day Weekend , 2007 I stumbled accross this huge McDona ...

Updated: Sep 02, 2007 8:23pm PST

Wagman Observatory Starparty July 21, 2007 Photos by Dave Smith

These photos are taken by Dave Smith at ...

Updated: Jul 25, 2007 10:00am PST

John Dobson - Science Center & Mingo

John Dobson on April 1, 2006 attended Astronomy Day at the Carnegie Sc ...

Updated: Jul 16, 2007 5:31pm PST

Josh's Prom May 25. 007

The Bethel Park, PA High School had the senior prom on friday ...

Updated: May 26, 2007 4:07pm PST

Ice Crystals

The winter weather has been quite harsh over the past several days dur ...

Updated: May 02, 2007 8:28pm PST

Paul F. Campbell's Sunsets , clouds and wildlife photos

This is a collection of Sunsets, clouds and wildlife from my home in W ...

Updated: Apr 23, 2007 5:56pm PST

4.25 Reflectors

Light and small, easy to take on a trip this is a very nice size instr ...

Updated: Apr 03, 2007 2:50am PST

Dave Smith's Images at the Carnegie Science Center

This is at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, PA. These photos ...

Updated: Apr 02, 2007 7:49am PST

Sidewalk Astronomy , Dave Smith's Photos

These are taken in Pittsburgh, PA Friday, March 30, 2007 on E. Carson ...

Updated: Mar 31, 2007 10:44pm PST

Mingo Observatory

Images of Mingo Creek Park Observatory.

Updated: Mar 26, 2007 6:14pm PST

Astro Images by Dan McKeel

Friend and fellow member of the AAAP, - Daniel McKeel of Upper St Cla ...

Updated: Mar 21, 2007 6:08pm PST


Hi, I'm Stormie Paslow and this is my website. I turned 6 years old in ...

Updated: Jan 31, 2007 3:55am PST

Comet McNaught C/2006 P1

This beautiful object was recently located in the evening sky and ear ...

Updated: Jan 20, 2007 8:33pm PST

Lunar Halo By Dave Smith

These are Dave Smith photos taken in Jan ...

Updated: Jan 03, 2007 11:37am PST

New Years Day Sun

Just for fun I took several images of the big sun early Jan 1, 2007. H ...

Updated: Jan 01, 2007 1:06pm PST

Christmas Meeting/Party of the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh

These are Dave Smith's photos of the Dec ...

Updated: Dec 13, 2006 10:02pm PST

Mingo Observatory Telescopes

Updated: Nov 21, 2006 4:31pm PST

John Dobson's Visit

On March 29, 2006 - The famous John Dobson arrived in Pittsburgh, PA f ...

Updated: Nov 18, 2006 3:32pm PST

Woodland Hills School Dist. Refractor

This 9 inch refractor was made by C. E. Mackett & Co Mfrs & Opticians ...

Updated: Nov 12, 2006 2:21am PST

2006 Transit of Mercury at Mingo Observatory

Well the Nov 8, 2006 Transit of Mercury accross the face of the sun wa ...

Updated: Nov 10, 2006 6:45am PST

Dave Smith's Photos from Oct. 21, 2006 AAAP Mingo Creek Park Observatory Star Party

Here are images from the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh ...

Updated: Oct 23, 2006 9:01am PST

Mingo Obs Star Party Sat Oct 14, 2006

The Webelo's Boy Scout Group visited our facility this weekend. The sc ...

Updated: Oct 17, 2006 3:45pm PST

Party at Triple "B" Farms

Friday Oct 6, 2006 we were invited to a birthday party at Triple "B" F ...

Updated: Oct 07, 2006 5:26am PST

Dave Smith's photos of the AAAP Meeting Sept 2006 CSC

Thanks again to Al Paslow for letting me post more images from the Ama ...

Updated: Oct 04, 2006 12:24pm PST

Allegheny Observatory, Open House Sept 29, 2006 Dave Smith's Photos

The University of Pittsburgh holds an open house every year at its All ...

Updated: Sep 30, 2006 7:48pm PST

West Va -

Lately, I have been working in a very rural area called Romney, West V ...

Updated: Sep 28, 2006 4:00pm PST

Chrissie and Richard's Almost Heaven Star Party 2006 Images

Off we go with kayaks and telescopes to the Almost Heaven Star Party o ...

Updated: Sep 17, 2006 10:17am PST

Dave Smith's Photos from Sept 2, 2006 "Moonrise" Starparty at N. E. Wagman Observatory

This is one of two observatories owned and operated by the Amateur Ast ...

Updated: Sep 16, 2006 11:51pm PST

Mingo Star Parties July 21 & 22 2006

The weekend star parties of friday and saturday were a great success! ...

Updated: Jul 23, 2006 4:46am PST

Dave Smith's photos of the 24" R/C Dedication June 24, 2006

Mingo Creek Park Observatory Summer Fest. These are photos of the Amat ...

Updated: Jun 30, 2006 12:05pm PST

Dave's Photos of Girl Scouts At Mingo Observatory

These are images taken by David L. Smith of the Girl Scouts and Browni ...

Updated: Jun 29, 2006 11:37pm PST

Mingo 24 inch Telescope Dedication

Official Dedication of the 24 inch RC Telescope at Mingo Creek Observa ...

Updated: Jun 25, 2006 1:57pm PST

Delivery of Mingo 24" RC telescope

These photos were taken June 1 & June 2, 2006 at the Amateur Astronome ...

Updated: Jun 07, 2006 9:27am PST

24 inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope

Wow!!Late on the evening of June 1, 2006 a rather large tube assembly ...

Updated: Jun 02, 2006 4:04am PST

Stormie Pictures

Updated: Dec 23, 2005 2:32am PST

Mingo October Star Parties

A group of Handicapped inviduals from the Washington County area takes ...

Updated: Oct 12, 2005 7:12am PST

Mingo Girl Scouts Star Party Troop # 1216- Oct 8, 2005

Despite rainy weather we had a great time with Debra & Jim Snyder and ...

Updated: Oct 09, 2005 8:14am PST

Mingo Observatory Summer 2005

Ever changing Mingo Observatory & Planetarium was due for more updates ...

Updated: Oct 09, 2005 8:13am PST

4.25 " Edmund Palomar Jr. Telescope

This telescope is a mint condition instrument made by Edmund Scientifi ...

Updated: Oct 05, 2005 6:46pm PST

Mingo Star Parties

This is a collection of images taken on Sept 9 - 10th of the Star Part ...

Updated: Sep 10, 2005 7:53am PST

Venus & Jupiter Sept 2005

Updated: Sep 06, 2005 6:43pm PST

Mingo Observatory Dedication Aug 27, 2005

Updated: Aug 31, 2005 4:20pm PST

Astronomical Trip to the Dominican Republic

The images here tell a story of a trip my family and I enjoyed to the ...

Updated: Aug 22, 2005 7:18pm PST

The Dominican Astronomical Society

During my trip to the Dominican Republic in August 2005 I met a number ...

Updated: Aug 11, 2005 8:06am PST

Mingo Star Party - July 30, 2005

Updated: Jul 31, 2005 7:17am PST

Wagman Obs Star Party - July 23, 2005

Saturday night the AAAP held a "Rising Moon"star party in celebration ...

Updated: Jul 25, 2005 8:07am PST

6 inch Jaegers Refractor Telescope

A 6 inch F-10 Refractor is an interesting telescope that I considered ...

Updated: Jul 11, 2005 8:26pm PST

Carl Sagan's Porsche at the University of Arizona

I shot this image of Dr. Sagan's Porsche in the fall of 1977 while I w ...

Updated: Jul 02, 2005 10:30am PST

1958 Cave 10 inch f-7 Telescope

An unusual original Cave 10 inch f 7.2 Newtonian Telescope. E-mail me ...

Updated: Jul 02, 2005 7:40am PST

Venus & Mercury June 05

Updated: Jul 01, 2005 8:19pm PST

My Trip to Mars

I boarded my machine and made way for a journey to a mysterious place. ...

Updated: Jun 23, 2005 4:17pm PST

Mingo Star Party 6-10-05

Hi everyone ! Here are some images of Fridays Star Party at Mingo ...

Updated: Jun 11, 2005 7:04am PST


Updated: May 31, 2005 7:15pm PST

Brett's Prom- May 20, 2005

Updated: May 21, 2005 8:37am PST

Eric Ramos - Friend & Advanced Amateur in the Dominican Republic.

"My name is Eric Ramos, I'm 52, and live in Santo Domingo, Dominican R ...

Updated: May 16, 2005 4:37am PST

Spring Mingo 2005 Images

Updated: May 15, 2005 6:41pm PST

Mingo - Star Party -- May 13, 2005

Updated: May 13, 2005 11:27pm PST

Mingo Obs update -4-10-05

Updated: Apr 19, 2005 6:07pm PST

Boy Scout Marathon at Mingo Obs. Apri 15 & 16 2005

The Boy Scouts visited the AAAP Observatory at Mingo Creek Park in Wah ...

Updated: Apr 17, 2005 4:09pm PST

My 14.25 inch Star-Liner Telescope

Large apeture and accurate drives make this instrument an ideal telesc ...

Updated: Mar 10, 2005 7:00pm PST


Updated: Mar 03, 2005 6:27pm PST

Cave Telescopes

Updated: Feb 27, 2005 6:27pm PST

Cleveland Mount

Updated: Jan 30, 2005 4:01pm PST

18 inch Ritchey-Chretien at Unv. Florida

This instrument was made for Jim Jacobson of Coulter Optical Co in Cal ...

Updated: Jan 04, 2005 8:01pm PST

Mingo Planetarium

Updated: Dec 05, 2004 6:19pm PST

This site features some great images.