Amateur Astronomers

OnQ visits an organization where members have promoted popular astronomy in Western Pennsylvania since 1929. You'll see why the Amateur Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh is one of the largest and most-recognized astronomy clubs in the nation.

Amateur Astronomers aired on Apr 09, 2009.


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