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JANUARY
January 15, 2010
Partial Solar Eclipse Observation
Pekan Rabu, Langkawi
Kuah, Langkawi, Malaysia
Public outreach and observation of the partial solar eclipse schedule to happen early and late afternoon local time. Organize by National Planetarium group and Falak Online
January 15 - 16, 2010
Death Valley Star Party
Death Valley National Park/Furnace Creek Resort
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort in Death Valley National Park invites the Las Vegas Astronomical Society to conduct their Annual Death Valley Star Party. Enjoy crystal clear desert skies at night. During the day enjoy horseback riding, golfing the world's lowest golf course, biking, touring Death Valley National Park, tennis, spa treatments, spring-fed pools, and gourmet meals at the beautiful Furnace Creek Resort. Call Phyllis at (760) 786-3353 for special Resort rates and additional information.
January 28 - 29, 2011
19th Annual Regional Meeting of Amateur Astronomers
Gardner-Webb University / Ritch Banquet Hall
Boiling Springs, North Carolina, USA
The Cleveland County Astronomical Society will host the 19th Annual Regional Meeting of Amateur Astronomers This event opens at 8:00am with programs beginning at 10:00am. Featured will be speakers, astrophotography displays and contest, swap tables, equipment vendors, prize drawings, fellowship with amateur astronomers from the region, and a chance to find out about local events and facilities. solar and night observing (weather premitting)
FEBRUARY
February 2, 2013
10th annual Dark Sky Festival in Harmony, FL
Township of Harmony
Harmony, FL, USA
10th annual Dark Sky Festival! Free, fun, family event 6pm - 11pm
February 7 - 8, 2014
European AstroFest
Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London, England, United Kingdom
Europe's largest astronomy and space convention, organized by Astronomy Now magazine. http://www.facebook.com/AstroFest
February 8 - 13, 2010
Cedar Key Star Party
Cheifland Astronomy Village
Cedar Key, Florida , USA
This star party is held at Cedar Key which is about 50 miles southwest of Gainesville on the gulf coast. The Cheifland Astronomy Village is about 20 min away.
February 10 - 13, 2010
2009 Winter Star Party (SCAS Event)
Florida Keys
Marathon, Florida, USA
Get set for The Winter Star Party! The 26th Annual Winter Star Party is scheduled for February 8 - 13, 2010 on West Summerland Key (a.k.a. "Spanish Harbor Key") in the Florida Keys. Astrophotographers and amateur astronomers often bring their families from across the U.S. and around the globe to make it a truly international event. Southern winter skies are a real treat for our Canadian and northern friends! This special 6 day long "Stellar Star Party" includes vendors promoting their latest products for amateur astronomy, nationally recognized guest speakers, a popular "Kids Kamp", mirror-grinding lessons, the ever popular door prize giveaway on Friday afternoon and much more!
February 14 - 28, 2013
Northern Lights Cruise
Norway cruise
Alta, Norway
Please join us on a 14 night Northern Lights Cruise on the Marco Polo. Feb. 14, 2013 http://cruisedivision.com/2011Emails/Beverly/2.html
February 28 - March 1, 2014
11th annual Dark Sky Festival
Harmony Town Square
Harmony, FL, USA
11th Annual Dark Sky Festival for 2 nights, 5-10pm February 28 -and- March 1, 2014. Meet Astronaut Story Musgrave and much more! http://www.harmonyfl.com/Amenities/dark-sky-festival
MARCH
March 2, 2013
Tri Star
Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, North Carolina, USA
The Triad Starfest, TriStar for short, is a gathering of astronomers of all types, from novice to professional, for a full day of presentations, displays, & observing. The event allows astronomy enthusiasts to share ideas, learn about a range of astronomical topics, get together with old friends, and make new ones. TriStar 2013 will take place on Saturday, 2 March in the Sears Applied Technologies Center on the campus of GTCC in Jamestown, NC. In addition to a series of speakers scheduled throughout the day, there will be a wide range of astronomical displays, assorted astronomy-related vendors, prize drawings, "how-to" help for astronomy beginners, an astrophotography exhibition, and daytime and nighttime observing sessions (weather permitting).
March 6 - 11, 2013
Kielder Forest Star Camp
Kielder Forest
Bellingham, Northumberland, UK
A five night star party under England's darkest sky in the remote Border region.
March 12 - 14, 2010
Mid Atlantic Mirror Making Seminar
Mallard Lodge, Smyrna DE
Smyrna, DE, USA
The purpose of the Seminar is to introduce proven successful mirror making techniques and practices to those wishing to make their own mirrors. Special emphasis will be placed on successfully figuring the mirror. All mirror-making materials will be furnished and expert mirror makers will be available to guide each person’s activities. We will begin with 6” F-8, 8” F-6, and 10” F-6 mirrors and tools with diamond generated curves; ready for 220 grit. Successful mirror makers will leave the Seminar with a fine-figured mirror ready for aluminizing. They will also have the skills, knowledge and confidence to repeat the process as desired. Although our purpose is to ensure each mirror maker is successful, there is no guarantee of results.
March 12, 2011
Wagman Winterfest
Deer Lakes Park
Russellton, Pennsylvania, USA
Heavy snow that had fallen earlier in February, 2010, kept us from accessing the observatory hilltop, so Wagman Winterfest XVII was canceled. We're hoping for better things this year. Consider joining us!
March 12 - 14, 2010
Mid-Atlantic Mirror Making Seminar
Mallard Lodge
Smyrna, Delaware, USA
The purpose of the Seminar is to introduce proven successful mirror making techniques and practices to those wishing to make their own mirrors. Special emphasis will be placed on successfully figuring the mirror. All mirror-making materials will be furnished and expert mirror makers will be available to guide each person's activities. We will begin with 6" F-8, 8" F-6, and 10" F-6 mirrors and tools with diamond generated curves; ready for 220 grit. Successful mirror makers will leave the Seminar with a fine-figured mirror ready for aluminizing. They will also have the skills, knowledge and confidence to repeat the process as desired. Although our purpose is to ensure each mirror maker is successful, there is no guarantee of results.
March 18 - 22, 2015
Hodges Gardens Star Party
Hodges Gardens State Park
Florien, Louisiana, USA
The Baton Rouge Astronomical Society invites everyone to join us for the 7th Annual Hodges Gardens Star Party (formerly the Kisatchie Star Party). This is our 15th year to host this event (8 at Kisatchie, 7 now at Hodges Gardens). Lodging options include tent camping on the observing field, RV camping and cabins within the park.
March 19 - 23, 2015
Isle of Wight Star Party
Isle of Wight, UK
Newport, Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, England, UK
Come and Enjoy Some of the Darkest Skies in the South of England. Located at Brighstone Holiday Centre, on the southwest coast of the Isle of Wight, England and offering breathtaking, almost 180 degree views across the English Channel.
March 26 - 29, 2014
Mid-South Star Gaze & Astronomy Conference
Rainwater Observatory & Planetarium
French Camp, Mississippi, USA
We are gearing up for Rainwater Observatory's annual Midsouth Stargaze and Astronomy Conference coming up March 26-29, 2014! This event attracts amateur and professional astronomers from all over the country. It is held under one of the darkest skies in the southeastern United States and just off the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway near the village of French Camp, Mississippi. Join us this year for fun, fellowship, observing, and fascinating presentations by astronomers such as galaxy researcher, Dr. William Keel from the University of Alabama, comet researcher, Dr. Donna Pierce from Mississippi State University and much more!
March 27, 2010
3rd Annual Swap N Sell
Aviation Heritage Center
Sheboygan Falls, WI, US
The Sheboygan Astronomical Society will be holding their 3rd Annual Swap N Sell. A brat fry will be hosted by EAA Chapter 766, so stop in to see the astronomical stuff for sale and enjoy a delicious brat!
March 28, 2015
International Sidewalk Astronomy Night
various places around the world
Sidewalk Astronomers will be taking to the streets to share the night sky with the public around the world on the evening of April 20.
APRIL
April 1, 2011
Public Skywatch at Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, USA
The South Jersey Astronomy Club hosts public skywatches at Belleplain State Forest throughout the year. Skywatch details are posted on our home index page. Skywatches usually begins about 7:30PM, and admission is free! Once inside Belleplain State Forest, just follow the signs to the public parking lot (free) and then walk the short distance on to the observing field.
April 3 - 5, 2009
Central European Deepsky Imaging Conference
Ars Electronica Center
Linz, Austria
CEDIC (Central European Deepsky Imaging Conference) will open its doors the first time in 2009 and will be the first astronomical imaging conference throughout Europe. Information and communication across local borders should be the main focus of this event. Two whole days of sessions - covering all topics regarding astronomical imaging - should establish a new pan european information standard; for professionals as well as for beginners.
April 8, 2010
Astronomy Day
Novins Planetarium
Toms River, New Jersey, USA
April 8 - 11, 2010
Southern New Mexico Star Party
City of Rocks State Park
Silver City, NM, USA
The event takes place at New Mexico's City of Rocks State Park - home to thousands of strange monolithic rock formations found in only six other locations in the world. Great dark skies.
April 9 - 12, 2015
Southern Star Astronomical Convention
Wildacres Retreat
Little Switzerland, North Carolina, USA
The Southern Star Astronomical Convention is preparing for our 29th Anniversary celebration in 2015. Another great astronomy event! Thanks for your past support of this terrific astronomy conference. Check back in mid-February 2015 for the 2015 convention information. www.charlotteastronomers.org
April 10, 2010
OMSI Astronomical Photometry, Spectroscopy and Astrometry Workshop
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
Portland, OR, USA
The workshop labs will demonstrate step-by-step techniques in making photometry and spectroscopy measurements. The spectroscopy workshop labs will demonstrate the principles of spectroscopy instruments.
April 14, 2012
Planet Walk
B & O Trail
From Glen Burnie to Severna Pa, Maryland, Anne Arundel Country
April 14, 2012
9th Annual Dark Sky Festival
Harmony
Melbourne, Florida, USA
Fun & FREE family event. Stargazing, astronomers, live music & entertainmant, science exhibits and demos. NASA speakers, Starlab Mobile Planetarium, Cosmic kids zone, food & drinks, "glow golf" & more!
April 15 - 18, 2010
Annual Meeting of the AAVSO
Valle Grande Hotel and Resort
Mendoza, Argentina
April 15 - 16, 2010
NorthEast Astro-Imaging Conference (NEAIC)
Rockland Community College
Suffern, NY, USA
The east coast's largest and oldest amateur conference on astronomical imaging.
April 15 - 18, 2010
Star Gaze Star Party XVI
Tuckahoe State Park Equestrian Center
Queen Anne, Maryland, USA
The registration fee includes camping fee for the observing area. ALL NIGHT STARGAZER COFFEE, as always, will be free. Bottled water, sodas and hot dogs will be available at minimal cost. Campers will be permitted to park and set up by their scopes, but there are no hookups or electricity in the observation area. Porta potties are on site with full rest rooms and bathing facilities a short drive away. We are also having some great special entertainment.
April 16 - 17, 2010
North Central Region of the Astronomical League Convention
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, USA
he theme of the meeting is Generations: Past, Present and Future of the Telescope We will discuss the beginnings of modern astronomy to Galileo, his life and instruments and his tragic end. We will follow through the Evolution of Modern Astronomy discussing the people and their scientific instruments that have expanded our understanding of the universe. We will try to give you a peek at the Future of Modern Astronomy discussing the current and planned developments astronomy.
April 16 - 20, 2015
The Spring Equinox Star Party
Kelling Heath
Weybourne, England, United Kingdom
Main Weekend - Saturday 18th/Sunday 19th April. A number of Astronomy shops present and telescope tour on Saturday afternoon. Over 200 people were present at the 2014 event. All booking details on website.
April 17 - 18, 2010
NorthEast Astronomy Forum (NEAF)
Rockland Community College
Suffern, NY, USA
The world's largest astronomy show! Over 100 vendors, 8 speakers, Saturday and Sunday Workshops and much, much more.
April 17 - 24, 2015
The OzSky Star Safari (formerly the Deepest South Texas Star Safari)
Warrumbungles Mountain Motel
Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
The OzSky Star Safari (formerly known as the Deepest South Texas Star Safari) is an exclusive annual event held near Coonabarabran, NSW - The Astronomy Capital of Australia - aimed primarily at assisting amateur observers from the Northern Hemisphere by providing them with the opportunity to experience the grandeur of the Southern skies without the need to transport large telescopes. OzSky 2015 will be held during the week of April 17-24, 2015 however many participants often choose to arrive in Sydney a few days earlier to explore the City of Sydney or simply to acclimatize to the local time zone. For further details, including booking and registration information, please visit: http://www.OzSky.org .
April 25, 2015
Astronomy Day
World Wide
Contact the Astronomy Day Headquarters or astronomy club or planetarium nearest you for more information for this fall Astronomy Day event. Be sure to put "Astronomy Day" in subject line.
April 25 - 26, 2014
Stokes Star Party
New Jersey School of Conservation, Stokes State Forest
Branchville, NJ, USA
"New Jersey" and "dark skies" are not usually companions within the same sentence, but the Stokes Star Party has begun a tradition of taking advantage of the remaining dark skies in the Garden State. Nestled up in the far Northwest corner of the state is Stokes State Forest, inside of which is found the 240-acre abode of the New Jersey School of Conservation (NJSOC). As such, the NJSOC has become an ideal setting for star-gazing under night skies that are the least obstructed by light pollution in the state.
April 25 - May 4, 2014
Autumn 2014 Southern Star Party
Night Sky Caravan Park
Bonnievale, Western Cape, South Africa
The Autumn 2014 Southern Star Party will be held at Night Sky Caravan Park, Bonnievale, South Africa, from April 25 to May 04. This two-week-end event promises to be a spectacular observing experience.
April 26 - 27, 2014
Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show (NEAF)
Rockland Community College
Suffern, NY, USA
THIS EXCITING TWO-DAY EVENT FEATURES: More than 115 on-site vendors, World-renowned speakers, Astro-imaging workshops, Daily solar observing, STARLAB planetarium shows, Getting Started classes for beginners, Space & Astronomy events for kids, and much much more!
April 27 - 30, 2011
Mid-South Star Gaze
Rainwater Observatory
French Camp, Mississippi, USA
Astronomy conference and star party with speakers, educational workshop, and vendors. .65m Sangre telescope available
April 28 - May 1, 2011
South Jersey Astronomy Club Spring Star Party
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, USA
SJAC Sring Star Party will be held at one of the darkest sites in the region -- the athletic field at Belleplain State forest.
MAY
May 1 - 4, 2014
Two Rivers Spring Star Party
2757 N 1st Ave
Barry, Illinois, USA
We invite you to come enjoy a weekend under the Stars at the Fourth Annual Two Rivers Spring Star Party. Explore the Universe on a 20 acre field. Come see if you can spot the Andromeda Globular Cluster. Guest Speakers, Raffle Drawing. Campers and Rv's along with pets are welcome. Visit the Birth Place of Mark Twain, Shopping nearby, Come work on an Astronomical Society Certificate, meet new friends, or get re-aquaitinted with old friends, Pre-Registration ends April 15th, walk ups will be higher. Catering is available. We are hard to find but worth the drive.
May 2, 2015
AstroDay Festival
Prince Kuhio Plaza
Hilo, Hawaii, USA
The 14th Annual award winning AstroDay Festival will be back at the Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo, Hawaii on Saturday, May 2nd from 10 am until 5 pm. Featuring exhibits, demonstrations and presentations from the Maunakea Observatories and many other science organizations in Hawaii, StarLab Planetarium shows, robotics demonstrations, telescope viewing, and a Kids Corner with fun activities. The award ceremony for the Mauna Kea Coin Contest will also be held during AstroDay. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.mkaoc.org/programming/astroday
May 2 - 4, 2014
XII Cilento's Star Party
Il Forno Antico - farm holidays
San Mauro la Bruca (SA), Campania, Italy
This year AstroCampania, astronomer amateur group, organize XI edition of Cilento's Star Party. More info (in italian): http://acgo.it/xiisp
May 6, 2011
Public Skywatch at Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, USA
Rain-date is May 7, 2011. The South Jersey Astronomy Club hosts public skywatches at Belleplain State Forest throughout the year. Skywatch details are posted on our home index page. Skywatches usually begins about 7:30PM, and admission is free! Once inside Belleplain State Forest, just follow the signs to the public parking lot (free) and then walk the short distance on to the observing field.
May 8 - 12, 2013
Rencontres Astronomiques du Printemps (RAP)
Craponne-sur-Arzon
Saint-Etienne, Le Puy en Velay, France
With more than 500 members, this is one of the largest event in France and Western Europe, from the binocular to the 800 mm dobson. See our website at http://www.astrorap.fr
May 10 - 17, 2015
Texas Star Party
3500 acre ranch
Ft. Davis, TX, USA
Week-long gathering of 500+ amateur astronomers under very dark skies, afternoon and evening talks, vendors, astrophoto, sketching, ATM, and observing activities and contests. New! Texas Imaging Symposium
May 10 - 13, 2013
Tennessee Spring Star Party
Fall Creek falls State Park
Pikeville, Tennessee, USA
Friday setup at 2:00pm-Speakers on Saturday-Observing both Friday and Saturday nights-. Venders at Inn-No registration fee. Pack up by 2:00pm Sunday-See details at CAS website or e-mail
May 11 - 13, 2010
Symposium on Telescope Science
Northwoods Resort
Big Bear Lake, CA, USA
The 29th Annual Symposium on Telescope Science will conduct a joint meeting with CENTER FOR BACKYARD ASTROPHYSICS (CBA) emphasizing amateur research and amateur-profess-ional collaboration. Papers are presented on latest CCD and Photometry research and techniques.
May 12 - 16, 2010
Teleskoptreffen
Frankfurt, Germany
May 15 - 18, 2015
Beginning/Advanced Astronomy Camp for Adults
Mt. Lemmon Observatory
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Astronomy Camps are immersion adventures in DOING science. Participants become astronomers operating large telescopes (20, 60, 61-inch diameters), interacting with leading scientists, and interpreting their own scientific measurements. The Camps are held in the "Sky Island" environment of Mt. Lemmon Observatory (9200 feet). Participants observe not only by eye but also by recording celestial objects to learn first-hand about astronomy, physics, mathematics, and engineering. Camps include daytime lectures, tour of the University's Mirror Lab, and hands-on activities about forefront topics. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required.
May 21 - 25, 2015
RTMC Astronomy Expo
Camp Oakes
Big Bear City, CA, USA
Located high in the San Bernardino Mountains near Big Bear City, California, the RTMC Astronomy Expo is the premier astronomy gathering in the west.
May 22 - 25, 2014
South Pacific Star Party
Wiruna - ASNSW's Premier Dark Sky Site
Ilford, New South Wales, Australia
The South Pacific Star Party (SPSP) is an Annual gathering of Amateur and professionl Astronomers from across Australia and the World. The SPSP typically includes formal daytime workshops, as well as formal and informal lectures, while evening events include observing, socialising, and public sky tours for those of you who are not so familiar with the stellar skyscape, or if you just want to view some of the more obscure objects in the sky.
May 24 - 27, 2013
Spacefest V
Starr Pass Resort and Spa
Tucson, AZ, USA
Spacefest is a gathering of astronauts, space scientists, space artists, and space entrepreneurs. Most of the living moonwalkers and Apollo astronauts, world-class speakers, astronomers, scientists, and artists from movies, TV and print, will meet and greet fans.
May 30 - June 1, 2014
8th Annual Bootleg Astronomers Star Party
Green River Conservation Area
Harmon, Il, USA
Come and explore the night skies with us under some of the darkest skies in the State of Illinois. We promise... You will be "WOWED"! Upon your arrival you will receive an informational packet provided by us, including your ticket for our fabulous door prize give-a way. We will provide free coffee, hot chocolate, & tea both nights. Tent & RV camping. Water and sanitary facilities on site. Electricity to charge your batteries/packs is available as well. We will provide several battery chargers for your use. (note, this is a wilderness area). Motels are available in nearby Princeton off I-80. Please visit our website for our registration form. "Bootleg Astronomers", Pillaging the Universe one Star at a time." http://bootlegastronomy.com/
JUNE
June 2 - 5, 2011

Rocket Launch Site, Brothers, OR
Bend or Prinevelle, Oregon, USA
This is a BRAND NEW event in a really dark sky site in Central Oregon. The site is primitive with only porta potties available. We did a test of site last fall and folks who attended have all said they'd be back. Come join us!
June 2 - 9, 2012
Venus Transit
Hawaii
Big Island, Hawaii , USA
Transit of Venus in Hawai'i. June 2-9, 2012. 02jun12 Shared arrival transfers to Hilton Waikoloa Resort w/ taxes & daily breakfast. 03jun12 day of leisure 04jun12 evening Mauna Kea Summit & Stars, stargazing tour with transfers & dinner 05jun12 TRANSIT DAY at resort with Traditional Luau dinner at resort 06jun12 day of leisure 07jun12 full day Volcano National Park tour with lunch & transfers 08jun12 day of leisure 09jun12 departure with shared transfers to airport. Rate from $1757.00 PP, based on double occupancy. Rate does not include airfares. *We still have space available! Hope YOU can join us! Beverly Rother www.CruiseDivision.com
June 3 - 9, 2014
Beginning Teen Astronomy Camp
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Astronomy Camps are immersion adventures in DOING science. Since 1988, students have become astronomers, observing with large telescopes (16-90" diameters), interacting with leading scientists, and interpreting their own scientific measurements. The Camps are held on Kitt Peak National Observatory (6800 feet). Students observe and record celestial objects to learn first-hand about astronomy, physics, mathematics, and engineering. Camps include daytime lectures with hands-on activities about forefront topics as well as space art, field trips, group research projects, etc. Career opportunities are modeled by University faculty and by undergraduate and graduate students counselors. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required.
June 6, 2015
Star Conn 2015
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT, USA
Starconn is a day long astronomy 'convention.' It is held in the Science Center of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. The day is the product of the Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford and is sponsored by the Astronomy Department of Wesleyan University.
June 7 - 8, 2013
Craters of the Moon Star Party
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Arco, Idaho, USA
Overnight camping sites available in the campground. RV overnight parking allowed in caves parking area for astronomers with a telescope. We are asked to not block the north pull-through parking.
June 14, 2014
Apollo Rendezvous Convention & Star Party
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery & John Bryan Observatory
Dayton, Ohio, USA
Apollo Rendezvous, hosted by the Miami Valley Astronomical Society in Dayton, Ohio, is one of the premier annual gatherings of amateur astronomers in the Midwest. Visit http://www.mvas.org/ or contact: Linda Weiss AR Chair ar@mvas.org
June 18 - 26, 2014
Advanced Teen Astronomy Camp
Kitt Peak National Observatory
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Astronomy Camps are immersion adventures in DOING science. Since 1988, students have become astronomers conducting research projects with large optical (16-90" diameters) and radio telescopes (10-12 meters), interacting with leading scientists, and interpreting their own scientific measurements. The Camps are held on Kitt Peak National Observatory (6800 feet). Students observe and record celestial objects to learn first-hand about astronomy, physics, mathematics, and engineering. Camps include daytime lectures with hands-on activities about forefront topics as well as space art, field trips, group research projects, etc. Career opportunities are modeled by University faculty and by undergraduate and graduate students counselors.
June 21 - 28, 2014
Grand Canyon Star Party
Grand Canyon National Park North and South Rims
Flagstaff, AZ, USA
The Grand Canyon Star Party is a public star party. You can volunteer with your telescope, or just join us under some of the darkest skies in the country. See the website for details.
June 22 - 24, 2012
Summer Astronomy Programs
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Pikeville, Tenn, USA
I, with my partners, will be presenting basic astronomy programs at Fall Creek Falls State Park, Pikeville, Tn., a remote dark sky site. On June 22nd to 24th meet at 6:30 in the lobby at the Inn to ride the park van up to the observation field. The program will start at 7:00 consisting of basic astronomy, how to find your way around the night sky by using a star wheel, and how to use a basic astronomical telescope. Saturday there will be a solar observing from 1:00 to 3:00. These programs are designed for entry level astronomers. Telescope observing will began when the stars come out. I will bring an extra telescope for all to use, or you can view through our scopes, or you can bring your scope. So come to learn and have a good time with us under the stars.
June 25 - 29, 2014
Rocky Mountain Star Stare
Gardner
Westcliffe, Colorado, USA
Rocky Mountain Star Stare 2014! Check out the website, http://www.rmss.org for all the information and details!
June 26 - 29, 2014
Cherry Springs Star Party
Cherry Springs State Park
Coudersport, Pennsylvania, USA
The Cherry Springs Star Party or CSSP will be held at Cherry Springs State Park near Coudersport, PA. Cherry Springs State Park is well known for very dark skies and we hope you'll enjoy them with us at the Cherry Springs Star Party! Our 2013 Star Party was a great success and featured talented speakers and good opportunities for observing. The Registration Desk will open at 12 PM to 6 PM Thursday,Friday and Saturday. Last year we had almost $4000 in raffle prizes from many vendors. We will have 24/3 food service. We hope to see YOU at the Star Party!
June 29 - July 3, 2011
Rocky Mountain Star Stare 2011
Gardner, CO
Westcliffe, CO, USA
The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society has purchased their own land and will now host RMSS on its property. More information on the new site and RMSS can be found at our website. Incredible fields of stars by night are supplemented by day with workshops, children's activities, door prizes, catered meals and fun for everyone. To register or get more info, http://www.rmss.org.
June 29 - July 2, 2011
Green Bank Star Quest 8
Green Bank National Radio Asrtonomy Observatory
Green Bank, West Virginia, USA
Optical and radio astronomy star party. Held in the senic high mountain valley at the Green Bank National Radio Asrtonomy Observatory. Educational and fun event for the whole family. Camping, observing at you campsite, hot showers nearby, Snack Bar and hot home style meals available on site. Keynote speaker Dr. Seth Shostak and other noted speakers nightly. Workshops, presetations and childrens activities daily. Some of the best beautifull dark night skys (weather permitting) in the east. It may not be heaven but we feel it is pretty close.
June 30 - July 3, 2011
Wisconsin Observers Weekend
Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca, WI, USA
Enjoy a laid-back weekend of observing at this regional event held under the dark skies of central Wisconsin. Sponsor: NEWSTAR (NorthEast Wisconsin STARgazers) Information: bpeter76@yahoo.com Web: WWW.new-star.org
JULY
July 1 - August 31, 2015
Thursday Night Astronomy Nights at Gordon's Park
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Every Thursday night in July and August at 9 PM, Gordon's Park offers a program that includes an orientation into astronomy, a review of planets, northern lights and solar systems, as well as instructions on the use of a planisphere (star map) to find objects in the night sky. Participants will learn how to star hop, view with the naked eye, & have the opportunity to try Bausch & Lomb wide-angle binoculars & observe through the Parks 8" Dobsonian Telescope. 705-859-2470, www.gordonspark.com
July 2 - 15, 2012
Nordic-NASA summer school “Water, ice and the Origin of Life in the Un
Reykjavik
Reykjavik, Iceland
The Nordic-NASA summer school “Water, ice and the Origin of Life in the Universe”, which will be held in Iceland from 2 to 15 July 2012, aims to give participants a thorough high-level introduction into the role of water in the evolution of life in the cosmos, starting from formation of water molecules in space and ending with evolution of the first organisms. It will bring together students and researchers from a multitude of different science branches, making it a truly multidisciplinary event. The event will be organised by the Nordic Astrobiology Network (please put in link to http://www.nordicastrobiology.net) together with the NASA Astrobiology Institute.
July 7 - 10, 2010
Green Bank Star Quest
Green Bank National Radio Observatory
Green Bank, West Virginia, USA
July 7 - 10, 2010
Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival
Bryce Canyon National Park
Cedar City, Utah, USA
Annual Astronomy Festival under the last great sanctuary of dark skies. Oriented to general public. Solar viewing, workshops, science lectures, ranger talks, guest speakers, telescope viewing, and dark skies (limiting magnitude 7+). Guest astronomers with telescopes must register prior to arriving.
July 7 - 10, 2010
Green Bank Star Quest
Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Green Bank, West Virginia, United States
Optical and Radio Astronomy Star Party. Presentations by multiple nationally known speakers in indoor climate controlled visitor center. Hot Showers near campsites. Dark skies. Venders. NRAO tours. Located in a beautiful high mountain valley. See web site for more information. Theme: Asteroids, Comets, Meteors and Messier Objects. Carolyn Shoemaker keynote speaker.
July 15 - 19, 2015
Mason Dixon Star Party
Shreveport North Airport
Wellsville, Pennsylvania, USA
The 26th annual Summer MDSP will be held July 15 thru July 19 with guest speakers, vendors, a raffle. Early arrivals allowed with advance permission. A food vendor will be at the star party Friday evening through Sunday morning. Come celebrate our 26th year with us!
July 15, 2014
UACNJ July 5th Astronomy Extravaganza
UACNJ Observatory, Jenny Jump State Park
Hope, New Jersey, United States
Featuring: • Lectures by noted experts in a variety of astronomy topics • Hands-on observing sessions guided by UACNJ Observers using UACNJ equipment or your own • Demonstrations of solar and radio telescopes • Meteorite display • Tours of UACNJ facilities * Solar Observing *weather permitting • Star party *weather permitting
July 15 - 21, 2012
Southern Skies Star Party
Lake Titicaca
Bolivia
Annual summer star party held in Bolivia. With views of the sky so stunning the summer milky way casts a shadow on the ground. Often, astronomers challenge each other to spot objects reflected in the calm lake, or reflected in hotel windows. Some visitors have even reported observing through the hotel window with binoculars. The high altitude and calm seeing provide arguably the highest contrast views of any observing site on earth.
July 15 - 19, 2015
Golden State Star Party
Frosty Acres Ranch
Adin, California, USA
Located at Frosty Acres Ranch near the town of Adin in northeast California, GSSP is at an elevation of 4400 feet with a stunning view of Mount Shasta 66 miles to the west. Our event combines excellent skies with picturesque wilderness and farmland, nearby towns, great catered food, and distance from city lights. This will be our 8th year in Adin.
July 17 - 18, 2015
Public Observing Sessions & Laser Guided Sky Tours
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Excellent Introduction into Astronomy, these sessions are open to the public during the Stargazing Manitoulin Star Party and are held in the dark sky preserve at Gordon's Park. The evenings include looking through telescopes & observing with binoculars and an incredible laser guided sky tour. 705-859-2470, www.gordonspark.com
July 17, 2010
NCal Historical Astronomy Luncheon & Discussion Assn
Chabot Space & Science Center
Oakland, California, USA
For people interested in discussing astronomy's history. 10 AM: "What is a Planet?" After lunch (2:30-ish) "Fantasy Flights to the Moon". 3 or 4 Saturdays each year, different topics every time.
July 17 - 20, 2015
Stargazing Manitoulin
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Excellent Star Party held in the RASC designated dark sky preserve at Gordon's Park with 360 degree viewing, no light pollution & the darkest skies in Ontario. Activities include a Campfire Welcome Reception, Public Observing Sessions, Laser Guided Sky Tours, Guest Speakers, Swap Meet, Show & Tell Session, Nature Interpretive Centre, Guided Fossil Hike, Mini Putt Challenge, Horseshoe Tournament, Children's Playground & Saturday Night BBQ Turkey Pot Luck Supper. Please call 705-859-2470 to register or visit Gordon's Park website at www.gordonspark.com
July 18 - 19, 2015
CWAS AstroFest
CSIRO Parkes Observatory's Visitors Centre
Parkes, Central West of New South Wale, Australia
The Central West of New South Wales boasts some of the darkest skies in Australia, and as such is a wonderful place to appreciate the wonders of the night sky. In an effort to foster, encourage and promote astronomy in the region, the Central West Astronomical Society is holding its annual festival of astronomy, or AstroFest, in July. The festival endeavours to bring to the people of the Central West world renowned astronomers, both professional and amateur, so they may share their enthusiasm and love of the heavens. The festival will be held over two days from 18-19 July 2015. A conference and associated events will provide fascinating insights into various aspects of modern astronomy.
July 18 - 27, 2014
The Queensland Astrofest
Camp Duckadang
Linville, Queensland, Australia
The Queensland Astrofest, rated in the Top Ten of the world's best astrocamps (BBC 2007), is held annually at the Lions Club Camp Duckadang. It has a dark sky with bunk house accommodation. Generous catered meals are available twice a day. Queensland Astrofest boasts a unique ten day format. Each Saturday will have Vendor sales and talks from major speakers. Workshops run each day. The renowned Astro-Feast is held on the last Saturday night of the camp. Entries for the Erwin van der Velden Photography Awards are required to be lodged with the committee by the 13th July 2014. Registration opens April. More details are on the Web site.
July 19 - 22, 2012
Wisconsin Observer's Weekend
Hartman Creek State Park
Waupaca, Wisconsin, U.S.
The Wisconsin Observer's Weekend (WOW) is three days of summer camping and observing at Hartman Creek State Park just west of Waupaca Wisconsin. This is primitive camping – pit toilets and hand water pump only, but hot showers and “flushes” are available in the family campground a short distance down the road. On Saturday afternoon NEWSTAR hosts an ice cream social for WOW attendees free of charge. Due to space restrictions, registration is limited to 80 attendees this year.
July 20 - 21, 2012
Connecticut River Valley Astronomers Conjunction
Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center
Northfield, Massachusetts, USA
Join fellow stargazers from the across Northeast for a weekend among the stars during the 30th annual Connecticut River Valley Astronomers' Conjunction. Events include an exciting variety of guest speakers, solar and dark-sky nighttime observing, a swap table, an outdoor barbecue dinner, and camping at Barton Cove on the Connecticut River, home of nesting bald eagles. Check out our web site for the latest information as well as pictures of previous Conjunctions.
July 20 - 22, 2012
Summer Astronomy Program
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Pikeville, Tenn, USA
I, with my partners, will be presenting basic astronomy programs at Fall Creek Falls State Park, Pikeville, Tn., a remote dark sky site. On meet at 6:30 in the lobby at the Inn to ride the park van up to the observation field. The program will start at 7:00 consisting of basic astronomy, how to find your way around the night sky by using a star wheel, and how to use a basic astronomical telescope. Saturday there will be a solar observing from 1:00 to 3:00. These programs are designed for entry level astronomers. Telescope observing will began when the stars come out. I will bring an extra telescope for all to use, or you can view through our scopes, or you can bring your scope. So come to learn and have a good time with us under the stars.
July 24 - 27, 2014
Indiana Family Star Party
Camp Cullom (90 acres)
Frankfort, Indiana, USA
2014 is the 12th year for Indiana's largest star party. Family-friendly and planned to reward experienced and inexperienced astronomers alike. Prairie Grass Observatory; 6 building facility with 28" Go-to, 16" LX200, 16" Newtonian, 7" refractor(in 13ft dome), 100 mm Binoculars, air-conditioned lecture hall. On-sight food, Speakers, Free Popcorn, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Free Donuts, camping, Hayrides, venders, aircraft flyover. Free on-field Wi-Fi. Activities for Children. Playground, Exceptional Disc Golf course, H-Alpha solar viewing on 16" scope. Support: Wabash Valley Astronomical Society, Indiana Astronomical Society and Muncie Astronomy Club. Registration: www.indianastars.us or call Russ Kaspar:765-659-3338.
July 25 - 27, 2014
RASCals Star Party
Metchosin Cricket Field
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Victoria Centre has held successful Star Parties annually from 2000 through to present. The RASCals Star Party has a well-deserved reputation of being a fun and easy-going camping and observing weekend which the whole family can enjoy. Features: interesting speakers, door prizes, Guided Telescope Walk, Astronomy 101, workshops, kids activities, and of course viewing the night sky till dawn - what we all come here for! Facilities: on-field camping, water, power for astronomy gear only (no RV plug-ins or full service hook-ups), nearby full service restaurant & coffee shop, washrooms, on-site astronomy dealer. FREE EVENT - donations appreciated!
July 27 - August 1, 2014
Nebraska Star Party
Merritt Reservoir
Valentine, Nebraska, USA
One of the darkest sky sites in the Mid-West. Star Party for families. It is also very friendly toward those who are beginning in the hobby of amateur astronomy and provides a Field School for them.
July 28 - 30, 2011
Weekend Under the Stars
Foxpark, Wyoming, USA
The 21st Annual Weekend under the stars will be held at Foxpark, Wyoming. Sponsored by the Cheyenne Astronomical Society and Laramie Astronomical Society and Space Observers. For more information visit website: http://home.bresnan.net/~curranm/ email, casmail@bresnan.net, or contact Martin Curran, 3539 Luther Place, Cheyenne, WY 82001, (307) 635-5944.
AUGUST
August 1, 2015
Saturday Night Astronomy (Civic Holiday Weekend)
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Special Saturday Night Astronomy Session (Civic Holiday Weekend) that includes an orientation into astronomy, a review of planets, northern lights and solar systems, as well as instructions on the use of a planisphere (star map) to find objects in the night sky. Participants will learn how to star hop, view with the naked eye, & have the opportunity to try Bausch & Lomb wide-angle binoculars & observe through the Parks 8" Dobsonian Telescope. 705-859-2470, www.gordonspark.com
August 4 - 5, 2012
Planetfest 2012: Curiosity Knows No Bounds
Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, CA, USA
Make plans to party with The Planetary Society and space enthusiasts around the world this summer as we celebrate the landing of Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory, on the Red Planet! The Planetary Society, with sponsorship from JPL and some help from the wonderful people at Yuri's Night will be hosting this event. We'll have professional speakers and experiments for kids. To cap it all off, we'll have a live feed of the insertion and landing itself!!! For more information or to get tickets, visit planetfest.org or call (626) 793-5100. Not in the Los Angeles, CA USA area? No problem! We'll be having satellite events all over and webcasting the Pasadena event. More details on our website planetfest.org
August 8 - 16, 2015
Mt. Kobau Star Party
Mt. Kobau
Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada
Dark sky observers' gathering held near August New Moon every summer since 1984. Wilderness site once chosen for international-scale observatory before project's cancellation. Please visit our web site for details. http://www.mksp.ca
August 8 - 11, 2013
Julian Starfest
Menghini Winery
Julian, CA, USA
Julian Starfest, an astronomy exhibition and public starparty, is up and rolling to another great event! Scheduled for the 8th through the 11th of August at the Menghini Winery in Julian, CA. Julian, at 4,200', offers some of the darkest skies in Southern California and the Menghini Winery offers a beautiful venue. Starfest, now a joint effort between the San Diego Astronomy Association and the town of Julian, will only get bigger and better as the years pass. Last year we saw hundreds of campers and close to 1500 on Saturday evening for the free public star party. Talk about outreach! We hope to do as well this year.
August 11 - 16, 2015
Table Mountain Star Party
Eden Valley Ranch
Oroville, WA, USA
The 2015 TMSP will once again be held Eden Valley Ranch about 9 miles East of Oroville, WA. Six days and five nights of great observing, as well as informal talks, workshops, seminars, commercial vendors, door prizes, a student-astronomer program, a telescope-makers contest, and a swap meet. Leisure activities include hiking, mountain bicycling, and other outdoor sports.
August 11 - 16, 2015
Oregon Star Party
Indian Trail Spring, Ochoco Natl Forest
Prineville, OR, United States
A gathering of 600+ amateur astronomers and their families, at Indian Trail Spring in the Ochoco National Forest. Located near the geographic center of Oregon at an elevation of 5000 feet, we have the darkest sky of any major star party in the continental United States. Activities for adults and Kids, speakers, vendors, swap meet, night sky tours,Telescope Walkabout. See website for all the details.
August 11 - 16, 2015
Public Observing Sessions & Laser Guided Sky Tour
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Excellent Introduction into Astronomy, these sessions are open to the public during the Manitoulin Star Party and are held in the dark sky preserve at Gordon’s Park. The evenings include looking through telescopes & observing with binoculars and an incredible laser guided sky tour. 705-859-2470, www.gordonspark.com
August 11 - 14, 2015
Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Camping & observing the Perseids Meteor Showers from the Dark Sky Preserve at Gordon's Park on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. 360 degree observing, horizon to horizon, sqm reading of 21.45, darkest skies in Ontario and No light pollution.
August 13 - 16, 2015
Stellafane
Breezy Hill
Springfield, Vermont, USA
Check our web site beginning in mid-May for full details. We are now open on Thursday for 3 nights of observing.
August 13 - 14, 2010
Public Skywatch
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, United States
South Jersey Astronomy Club Public Skywatch August 13 (rain-date August 14) 7:30 PM.
August 14 - 17, 2015
Manitoulin Star Party
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Observe with telescopes & binoculars from the darkest skies in Ontario. 360 degree viewing, no light pollution and extremely dark skies with a 7.5 magnitude. Camping, Public Observing Sessions, Laser Guided Sky Tours, Information Sharing Session, Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception, Guest Speakers, Q & A Forum, Swap Meet, Show & Tell, guided educational nature hikes, mini putt challenge, horseshoe tournament & social BBQ Turkey Pot Luck Supper. www.gordonspark.com or 705-859-2470
August 14 - 16, 2015
Northwoods Starfest
Beaver Creek Reserve - Hobbs Observatory
Fall Creek, Wisconsin, USA
The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society will hold the 28th annual Northwoods Starfest on August 14th-16th, 2015 at Hobbs Observatory near Fall Creek, Wisconsin. Details and registration information will be available on the CVAS website in late May or early June.
August 14 - 19, 2012
Astroblast
Two Mile Run County Park
Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA
Astroblast is an annual star party hosted by the Oil Region Astronomical Society in northwestern Pennsylvania. For more details, please click on our link!
August 17 - 19, 2012
Hidden Hollow Star Party
Hidden Hollow
Mansfield, Ohio, United States
Join us August 17-19, 2012, for a weekend of stellar guest speakers, workshops, contests, planetarium programs and dark skies! Camping, bunkhouses, restrooms, showers, food vendors and fantastic prizes... No matter what the weather, there's always something to do! The views through the 36" Observatory scope are out of this world! This year we should have the traveling NASA tour exhibit and guest speakers from both NASA and MUFON! Be sure to check out our huge new EDU building and enjoy the big screen TV!
August 17 - 19, 2012
Summer Astronomy Program
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Pikeville, Tenn, USA
I, with my partners, will be presenting basic astronomy programs at Fall Creek Falls State Park, Pikeville, Tn., a remote dark sky site. We will meet at 6:30 in the lobby at the Inn to ride the park van up to the observation field. The program will start at 7:00 consisting of basic astronomy, how to find your way around the night sky by using a star wheel, and how to use a basic astronomical telescope. Saturday there will be solar observing from 1:00 to 3:00. These programs are designed for entry level astronomers. Telescope observing will began when the stars come out. I will bring an extra telescope for all to use, or you can view through our scopes, or you can bring your scope. So come to learn and have a good time with us under the stars.
August 20 - 21, 2010
SFAA Yosemite Star Party at Glacier Point
Yosemite National Park
El Portal, California, USA
August 21 - 23, 2009
Nova East
Smileys Provincial Park
Newport, Hants County, Nova Scotia
Welcome to the home page of Nova East 2009, the 23rd anniversary of Atlantic Canada's regional star party. Nova East was originally established as the camping and observing weekend for the Halifax Centre, and has grown to include participants from many other astronomy clubs in the Atlantic region, and a number of attendees from the northeastern United States as well.
August 21 - 24, 2014
Starfest
The River Place Park
Hanover, Ontario, Canada
The North York Astronomical Association invites you to attend its annual amateur astronomy conference and star party. August 21-24, 2014. Our theme this year is "Explore New Worlds"! Starfest is Canada's largest annual amateur astronomy conference and star party attracting hundreds of astronomy enthusiasts from Ontario and neighbouring provinces and states. It has also been ranked among the top star parties in North America by Sky and Telescope magazine. Starfest offers a wide variety of observing-oriented activities to suit both beginners and advanced astronomers. You are invited to bring your telescope, astronomical images, and share your observing experiences with others.
August 21 - 23, 2009
MegaMeet
Blue Mountain
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
MegaMeet is the main observing event of the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society. It’s a bare-bones star party, without vendors, speakers, or registration fees. MegaMeet is held at the 1600 foot summit of Pulpit Rock, LVAAS' dark skies location on Blue Mountain, approximately 25 miles west of Allentown, PA and just north of Hamburg, Pennsylvania.
August 21 - 23, 2009
Arunah Hill Days
Arunah Hill Natural Science Center
Cummington, Massachusetts, USA
Dark Sky observing at 2004 ft. The event is free. Tent talks, Camping, solar oberserving, day hiking on our many trails and model rocket building and launching for kids of all ages. No pets.
August 21 - 22, 2009
North Dakota Badlands Star Party
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Watford City, North Dakota, USA
August 21 - 24, 2014
Earth Wind and Sky Star Party
2757 N 1st Ave
Barry, Illionois, USA
We invite you to come enjoy a weekend under the Stars at the Fifth Annual Earth Wind and Sky Star Party. Explore the Universe on a 20 acre field under visual limiting Mag 6 skies. Guest Speakers, Raffle Drawing. Campers and Rv's along with pets are welcome. Visit the Birth Place of Mark Twain, Shopping nearby, Come work on an Astronomical Society Certificate, meet new friends, or get re-aquiainted with old friends, Pre-Registration ends July 15th walk ups will be higher. Catering is available. We are hard to find but worth the trip.
August 22 - 23, 2014
Connecticut River Valley Astronomers Conjunction
Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center
Northfield, Massachusetts, USA
Join fellow stargazers from across the Northeast for a weekend among the stars at the Connecticut River Valley Astronomers' Conjunction. Events include an exciting variety of guest speakers, solar and dark-sky nighttime observing, a swap table, an outdoor barbecue dinner, and camping at Barton Cove on the Connecticut River, home of nesting bald eagles. Check out our web site for the latest information as well as pictures of previous Conjunctions.
August 23 - 31, 2014
Merritt Star Quest
Loon Lake Road
Merritt, BC, Canada
8 day event in a pristine area near Merritt BC. Fantastic clear skies. Faint shadows cast by milkyway visible on white objects. Clouds are black holes in the sky. The milky way has faint extentions making it 50 degrees thick. Limiting magntiude 7.1 to 7.5.
August 25 - 28, 2011
Julian Star Fest 2011
Menghini Winery, Julian, CA 92036
USA
Flushed with the feeling of success, the StarFest Committee is going full-steam toward this year's event, scheduled for the dark of moon on the August 25th - 28th, 2011. That's right, one extra night this year. We've also added on-line booking through PayPal, one extra night of viewing, kid activities, plus much, much more. Camping at StarFest will be available for three nights: Thursday the 25th, Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th. Packing up and departing will take place on Sunday the 28th with everyone off the property by 5:00 p.m. There will be limited vendor activity on Sunday. Arrival and setup on Thursday can start at 3:00 p.m. Register through our website -- http://www.julianstarfest.com
August 25 - 28, 2011
Mount Bachelor Star Party @ Sunriver
Sunriver, OR
Bend, O, USA
August 25 - 28, 2011
Mount Bachelor Star Party @ Sunriver
Sunriver, OR
Bend, OR, USA
This is the third annual star party at our observatory site at Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory. As in past years there will be no on-site camping but there are plenty of close sites to our facility. We limit this star party to 45 attendees and all have use of the instruments in the observatory. There will be speakers, swap meet, fellowship and FOOD! Come on and join us at the premier observatory site in Central Oregon
August 29 - September 2, 2013
Iowa Star Party
Whiterock Conservancy
Coon Rapids, IA, USA
Amateur astronomers from all over the Midwest will gather at Whiterock Conservancy, southeast of Coon Rapids for the annual Iowa Star Party. Astronomers from the region will be setting up their telescopes in the Star Field at Whiterock Conservancy. The Ames Area Amateur Astronomers are organizing a public viewing night on Friday,starting at 7:30 p.m. until the wee hours of the night at Whiterock Conservancy’s Star Field. Members of the public are invited to experience the spectacular night skies with powerful telescopes and knowledgeable amateur astronomers.
August 31 - September 3, 2012
Drumming & Astronomy Weekend
Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve
Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Join us in the dark sky preserve for a weekend of drumming and astronomy and camping including a welcome reception and pot luck supper.
SEPTEMBER
September 1 - 4, 2011
Huronia Star Party
Highlands Nordic Centre
Duntroon, Ontario, Canada
SITE CO-ORDINATES - LAT. 44 deg. 23 min. 8 sec. North, LONG. 80 deg. 13 min. 47 sec. West ELEVATION - 470 metres
September 1 - 5, 2011
EPOCH 2011
Astro Acres
Beaver City, Indiana, USA
Conveniently located halfway between Indianapolis and Chicago, Astro Acres is one of the darkest sites left in Indiana or Illinois. This site is privately owned and has been developed specifically for supporting star parties and year round hosting of observatories.
September 1 - 5, 2011
Huronia Star Party
Highlands Nordic Centre
Collingwood, ON, Canada
Annual star party put on by the South Simcoe Amateur Astronomers
September 2, 2011
Public Skywatch at Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, USA
Rain-dates are September 3 & 4, 2011. The South Jersey Astronomy Club hosts public skywatches at Belleplain State Forest throughout the year. Skywatch details are posted on our home index page. Skywatches usually begins about 7:30PM, and admission is free! Once inside Belleplain State Forest, just follow the signs to the public parking lot (free) and then walk the short distance on to the observing field.
September 3 - 6, 2010
Nova East Star Party
Smiley's Provincial Park
Halifax, NovaScotia, Canada
Nova East is the annual and longest running Atlantic Canadian star party put on by the Halifax Centre of the RASC and the Minas Astronomy Group. Held at Smiley's Provincial Park in Nova Scotia, it offers some of the darkest skies on the east coast. This year's event has a weather related theme with working sessions on everything from image processing to telescope collimation. Come and enjoy our Maritime hospitality.
September 3 - 5, 2010
SJAA Yosemite Public Star Party
Glacier Point
Yosemite National Park, CA, USA
September 3 - 5, 2010
South Jersey Astronomy Club Public Skywatch
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, United States
South Jersey Astronomy Club Free Public Skywatch September 3 (rain-dates September 4&5) 7:30 PM. Check web-site or call ranger station on afternoon of event to find if it is a GO.
September 4 - 8,

September 4 - 7, 2013
Minnesota Astronomical Society - Northern Nights Star Fest (NNSF)
Long Lake Conservation Center
Palisade & McGregor, Minnesota, USA
This event is held under the dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Opportunities to view objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes. Excellent staging sites for setting up/using your scope. On-field electricity is available. Afternoon and evening presentations by MAS club members, astronomical experts and scholars. Comfortable modern “bunkhouse” lodging. Each room has 4 single bunks with its own bathroom and shower. Single occupancy available. Morning Coffee, Brunch, Dinner and Midnight snacks provided by LLCC. Daytime activities include presentations, swap meet, canoeing and exploring Aitkin County.
September 5 - 8, 2013
Internationales Heide-Teleskoptreffen Reinsehlen
Camp Reinsehlen Hotel
Schneverdingen, Germany
13 Jahre IHT-Reinsehlen! :-)
September 6 - 8, 2013
Herstmonceux Annual Astronomy Festival 2012
Observatory Science Centre Herstmonceux
Hailsham, East Sussex, UK
Camp under the backdrop of the observatory domes: Throughout the weekend there will be a comprehensive programme of events: Lectures Talks about the telescopes Science Shows Visits to the Radio Shack Trade stalls Spectacular Science exhibits Family activity fun day on the Sunday Viewing through the historic telescopes (weather permitting) and the smaller telescopes of amateur astronomy societies including a dedicated observing site in the camping field which will be available after The Centre closes at 11pm Raffles on both main event days with fabulous prizes* donated by the sponsors and trade stalls Beer tent Food and refreshments
September 6 - 10, 2013
Almost Heaven Star Party
TMI
Spruce Knob, West Virginia, USA
AHSP is a NOVAC-organized multi-night star party at The Mountain Institute’s very dark site near Spruce Knob, West Virginia.
September 7 - 10, 2010
Great Lakes Star Gaze
River Valley RV Park
Gladwin, Michigan, USA
Hosted by Sunset Astronomical Society, www.sunsetastronomicalsociety.com/
September 10 - 12, 2010
Astrofest
Vana's
Kankakee, Illinois, USA
Theme: Interface between astronomy and particle physics. Daytime presentations from Phd. astronomers and particle physicists. Night time star party with numerous telescopes available. including CAS observatory. Swap mart, astrophotography contest, telescope contest
September 10 - 11, 2010
LVAS 24th Annual Cathedral Gorge Star Party and Campout
Cathedral Gorge State Park
Panaca, NV, USA
Two nights under the dark skies of East Central Nevada. LVAS has reserved two group campsites for tent campers - RV sites available on first come/first served basis (22 sites). Join us for a Pot Luck lunch and door prizes on Saturday. Astronomers entertain visitors until approximately 11pm - remainder of night is personal observing under mag 6 skies. See www.lvastronomy.org Upcoming Event Info for more information.
September 11 - 12, 2010
Alberta Star Party
Starland Recreation Area Campground
Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
The Alberta Star Party is open to everyone - not just RASC members. We invite you and your family to attend the 23rd Annual Alberta Star Party. The star party is hosted by the Calgary Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and we feel that you will be impressed by the dark and transparent skies.
September 11 - 12, 2010
The Autumn Equinox Sky Camp
Kelling Heath
Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
The Equinox Sky Camp is the largest star party in the UK, with hundreds of amateur astronomers meeting up at Kelling Heath, Norfolk, for a weekend of observing and events. The main day of the event has traditionally been the Saturday, with trade stands, secondhand 'astroboot' stalls and talks, but since 2005 the events have extended into the Sunday with talks and a workshop of particular interest to active observers. These will take place after midday to allow for those who are observing until the small hours!
September 12 - 20, 2015
Okie-Tex Star Party
Camp Billy Joe
Kenton, Oklahoma, USA
The 32nd Annual Okie-Tex Star Party will be held at Camp Billy Joe. Join us for 8 nights of dark sky observing and imaging. You can register at www.okie-tex.com beginning about 4/1/2015.
September 13, 2014
ScopeOut Astronomy Fair 2014
Cincinnati Observatory Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Astronomy and education fair for amateur & professional astronomers, kids of all ages, families, and teachers; anyone interested in the Universe. The Cincinnati Observatory is a fully restored 19th century observatory with two functional telescopes. The 16” Alvan Clark saw first light in 1904, our 11” Merz and Mahler was the world’s 2nd largest telescope when installed in 1842. Over 20,000 students and their families peer into the heaven’s each year through the scopes. Join us for presentations, tour the “Birthplace of American Astronomy”, keynote dinner speaker, stargazing and more. ScopeOut 2014 keynote speaker to be announced.
September 13 - 14, 2013
Craters of the Moon Star Party
Craters of the Moon National Monument
Arco, Idaho, USA
•View planets, galaxies, gas clouds and double stars! • Get expert sky guidance and astronomy info! • All telescopes available for public viewing! • Don’t forget to bring your own telescope and binoculars too! • Overnight camping sites available in the campground. • RV overnight parking allowed in caves parking area for astronomers with a telescope. We are asked to not block the north pull-through parking.
September 14 - 16, 2012
Tennessee Fall Star Gaze
Fall Creek Falls State Park, Tenn
Cookville, Tn, Tennessee,
Event starts at 2:00 on Friday. Viewing Friday and Saturday. Very prominent Milkyway, very dark sky,you may camp or stay at the Inn. Venders welcomed-bad weather programs at the Inn. e-mail watkinslk@comcast.net or check out CAS at http://www.cumberlandastronomicalsociety.org/
September 17 - 20, 2009
Blackwater Falls Astronomy Weekend
Blackwater Falls State Park
Davis, West Virginia, USA
To celebrate our 20th year, we've added a day! We'll start on Thursday 9/17. Two days of speakers and astronomy workshops, lectures, doorprizes, very dark skies (elevation over 3,000 feet) and accommodations include: Lodge with a restaurant, Cabins and a Campground. If the weather turn bad, all activities (except observing, of course) can be held indoors. NO admission charge. For more info, go to our website www.kvas.org
September 18 - 20, 2009
Black Forest Star Party
Cherry Springs State Park
Potter County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 18 - 22, 2009
Almost Heaven Star Party
The Mountain Institute
Spruce Knob, West Virginia, USA
The 2009 Almost Heaven Star party will be held at The Mountain Institute, near beautiful Spruce Knob, West Virginia. Held at one of the darkest site in the East, AHSP has amenities you won't find at any other star party. Plus you'll enjoy daytime programs for the whole family!
September 18 - 21, 2014
Prairie Skies Star Party
Camp Shaw
Bourbonnais, IL, USA
Prairie Skies Star Party 2014 will be held at beautiful Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See 4-H camp, adjacent to Kankakee River State Park, near Bourbonnais Illinois. We place a special emphasis on amateur telescope making, by recognizing outstanding achievement through our ATM Telescope and Accessory Awards. In addition to the usual all night observing; Prairie Skies features an imaging contest, door prizes, a swap market, and a guest speaker or two. Attend one or more of the Prairie Dog Community Picnics and enjoy a tasty prairie dog. And, don’t miss out on the famous Midnight Chili! Join us for a great time as Prairie Skies Star Party "continues the tradition" at Camp Shaw.
September 19, 2015
Astronomy Day
World Wide,
Contact the Astronomy Day Headquarters or astronomy club or planetarium nearest you for more information. Be sure to put "Astronomy Day" in subject line.
September 19 - 20, 2014
Idaho Star Party (tm)
Bruneau Dunes State Park Eagle Cove Campground
Mountain Home Idaho, Idaho, USA
Idaho Star Party at Bruneau Dunes State Park and Observatory. Guest Speaker, Tom Davis noted Astrophotographer, to speak Fri. & Sat. Star-B-Que dinner on Sat. night. Kid programs. Solar System Hike and explore the Natural Sand Dunes. Vendor sales and door prize drawing. Seperate drawing for the kids. Observatory has 25" Obsession Scope + most attendees have their own scopes. South of Mt. Home Idaho, Bruneau Dunes State Park is about 60 miles southeast of Boise airport with nice dark skies. http://www.boiseastro.org/ for more details. Campsite reservation is SEPERATE from ISP registration. Reserve your site in the Eagle Cove campground at http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/ Sites include water, electric, nice bath house with flush toilets and showers.
September 21 - 26, 2014
OzSky Alumni Star Safari
Warrumbungles Mountain Motel
Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia
The OzSky Alumni Star Safari is held annually, by special request, near Coonabarabran, New South Wales - The Astronomy Capital of Australia. The OzSky Alumni is an event which is aimed at providing past attendees of The OzSky Star Safari (formerly known as the Deepest South Texas Star Safari) with a dedicated, no-frills observing week under the grandeur of the September southern skies without the need to transport large telescopes across the Pacific Ocean. The 2014 OzSky Alumni Star Safari will be held from September 21-26 2014.
September 22 - 25, 2011
South Jersey Astronomy Club Fall Star Party
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, United States
The Star Party will be held at one of the darkest sites in the region -- the athletic field at Belleplain State forest.
September 24 - 27, 2014
Enchanted Skies Star Party
Socorro, New Mexico, USA
The Enchanted Skies Star Party, held in Socorro, New Mexico, offers a unique Southwestern Astronomy experience. With many exciting features, the Enchanted Skies Star Party includes a unique opportunity for a night of observing at an elevation of 10,600 feet. We continue our decade-long tradition of presenting outstanding lectures by leading professional and amateur astronomers, and we'll gather on Saturday night for an evening of great food, Southwestern entertainment and excellent, dark-sky observing. Socorro's dry, high-desert climate, dark skies, and friendly small-town environment provide an excellent dark sky observing experience.
September 24 - 28, 2014
Brothers Star Party for Oregon Observatory
Oroc Lauch Site
Brothers, OR, USA
This is a primitive dark site about 40 miles from Bend and Prineville, OR. Access for all vehicles is an easy two mile drive from US 20. Attendees from past astronomy events at this site have nothing but rave reviews about the dark sky!
September 25 - 26, 2009
Astronomy at the Beach (Kensington Star Party)
Kensington Metropark
Brighton, Michigan, USA
September 25 - 28, 2014
Illinois Dark Skies Star Party
Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish &Wildlife Park
Springfield, Il., USA
The Illinois Dark Skies Star Party will be held at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, 30 miles northwest of Springfield, Illinois in eastern Cass County. The park is easily accessible from Illinois Routes 78, 97 and 125. Plans for star party events include guest speakers, presentations and an astrophotography contest. Bring your extra equipment and parts for swapping. Daytime activities at the park include hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and hunting or visit the nearby Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and other historical Lincoln sites.
September 26 - 28, 2014
Jersey StarQuest
Hope Conference Center
Hope, NJ, USA
Jersey StarQuest is the premier NJ star party. The Amateur Astronomer's Association of Princeton hosts the event at the Hope Conference Center under the dark skies of Warren County, NJ.
September 26 - 28, 2014
Beginning Adult Astronomy Camp
Mt. Lemmon Observatory
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Astronomy Camps are immersion adventures in DOING science. Participants become astronomers operating large telescopes (20, 60, 61-inch diameters), interacting with leading scientists, and interpreting their own scientific measurements. The Camps are held in the "Sky Island" environment of Mt. Lemmon Observatory (9200 feet). Participants observe and record celestial objects to learn first-hand about astronomy, physics, mathematics, and engineering. Camps include daytime lectures with hands-on activities about forefront topics. No prior knowledge of astronomy is required.
September 26 - 28, 2014
Astronomica Science & Technology EXPO 2014
Saint Barthélemy Valley
Nus, Aosta, Italy
23rd edition of the Star Party in Saint-Barthélemy, Aosta Valley, Italy. Organized by the Fondazione Clément Fillietroz-ONLUS and Gruppo B Editore, the event will schedule observations of the Sun and the night sky, guided tours at the Astronomical Observatory of the Autonomous Region of the Aosta Valley, shows at the Planetarium of Lignan, public lectures. In addition, the Star Party will host the 1st edition of the Astronomical Science & Technology EXPO, a National-level exhibition where manufacturers, suppliers and vendors will show their latest products in a special workshop, while professionals and researchers will give seminars about state-of-the-art science and technology topics, from astronomy to astrophotography.
September 29 - October 2, 2011
Hidden Hollow Star Party
Warren Rupp Observatory
Mansfield, OH, USA
For long time star party fans, you know the legend of Hidden Hollow as one of the friendliest and most comfortable star parties around. We're nestled deep in the woods of Hidden Hollow resident camp in northeast Ohio near the town of Mansfield. Each year we provide some of the finest guest speakers available and they join in the fun! You'll see our speakers and all of our great and unusual activities for this year listed on the navigation platform to the left. Tired of the same old type of Star Party? You won't be bored this year, I promise. You're going to really enjoy the things we have to offer!
September 29 - October 6, 2013
East Coast Video Astronomy Rendezvous
Cool Breeze Campground
Galax, Virgina , USA
A group of Amateur Astronomers from around all around North America who enjoy Video Astronomy and all it has to offer. A ton of useful information about video astronomy is passed around at this star party.
OCTOBER
October 4 - 10, 2010
Mid-Atlantic Star Party
Robbins, North Carolina, USA
MASP is located in the "Dark Park" South of Robbins, NC. This is about halfway between Raleigh and Charlotte and halfway between Winston-Salem and Fayetteville. The skies at the site are about as dark as they can get in the Eastern US. The location affords views of many deep-sky objects including the Milky Way, some of the southern sky objects. good planetary views as well as great observing of galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters.
October 6 - 11, 2010
Kielder Forest Star Camp
Kielder Forest
Northumberland, United Kingdom
Five nights under the darkest sky in England and chance to observe at the Kielder Observatory with 20" and 14" scopes.
October 7 - 10, 2010
No-Frills Star Party XV
Tuckahoe State Park
Queen Anne, Maryland, USA
Mid-Alantic Star Party Hosted by the Delmarva Stargazers Astronomy Club. This is year 15 for this event.
October 8 - 11, 2010
Camp Delany Star party
Sunlakes State Park
Coulee City, Washington, USA
There are cabins, a meeting area and dining area as well as hot showers. The cost is $60 and includes 8 meals, a place to sleep or park your camper and great dark skies.
October 8 - 9, 2010
White Sands Star Party
White Sands area
Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA
A beautiful dark sky, glistening White Sand dunes and visits to two outstanding national observatories await you at the Ninth Annual White Sands Star Party.
October 8 - 10, 2010
Stella Della Valley StarParty 2010
Camp Onas
Ottsville, Pennsylvania, USA
Join us in beautiful Bucks County Pennsylvania for a wonderful fall weekend of Stargazing, Guest Speakers, Swap Meet, Pizza Buffet and fellowship with amateur astronomers from all over the tri-state area. Check out our website for details.
October 8 - 10, 2010
Whirlpool Star Party
Dooly's Hotel / Birr Castle Demesne
Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Now in its 24th year, WSP is Ireland's premier star party. Come hear speakers from Ireland and overseas talk on topical astronomical or space subjects, and enjoy the informallity of WSP. Weather permitting, observations are held next to the 72" Leviathian of Parsonstown, surpased by the 100" Hooker telescope in the early 20th Centuary as the then largest in the world.
October 9 - 23,

October 11 - 18, 2015
Peach State Star Gaze
Deerlick Astronomy Village
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
The Atlanta Astronomy Club's 21st Annual Peach State Star Gaze (PSSG)will be held at Deerlick Astronomy Village in Sharon Georgia, located east of Atlanta and 50+ miles west of Augusta, GA. It has some of the darkest skies in Georgia and away from city lights. DAV has an 11-acre field that has room for RVs, campers and tents. Limited power available. Restrooms and showers available along with port-a-johns along the field. We will have speakers, vendors, swap tables and workshops. Registration is necessary to attend and is now open. Please visit us at AtlantaAstronomy.org/pssg/. You can also email us at pssg@atlantaastronomy.org. Please also visit the Deerlick Astronomy Village�s site at Deerlickgroup.com.
October 11 - 14, 2012
Illinois Dark Skies Star Party
Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area
Springfield, Illinois, United States
The 11th Annual Illinois Dark Skies Star Party will be held at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, 25 miles Northwest of Springfield, Illinois. We have several large observing fields in the group campgrounds for tent, camper or RV. It's a well maintained area with restrooms and showers. Registration opens in April.
October 16 - 17, 2009
Death Valley/Las Vegas Astronomical Society Star Party
Death valley National Park and Furnace Creek Resort
Death Valley, California, USA
Furnace Creek Resort, Death Valley National Park, and the Las Vegas Astronomical Society will collaborate to present a week of star parties, presentations, solar viewing, and night sky tours. Please feel free to bring your telescope or binoculars. Enjoy crystal clear desert skies at night. During the day, enjoy horseback riding, golfing, hiking, touring, tennis, spa treatments, spring-fed pools, and gourmet meals at the Furnace Creek Inn and Ranch Resort.
October 16 - 17, 2009
Snake Valley Astr Camp
SV Astro Club site
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Fantastic dark sky event. The Coal Sack, LMC & SMC can all be seen with naked eye.
October 16 - 20, 2009
Snake Valley Astro Camp
Snake Valley
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
A great event. Fantastic dark skys. Great food, great mates......
October 17, 2009
NOVAC Star Gaze
C.M. Crockett Park
Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
The largest public star gaze in the Washington DC area. Learn about astronomy while enjoying the night sky with hundreds of telescopes, binoculars and homemade projects. Many experienced astronomers will be on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge. You do not need to be a member of the club or own any astronomical equipment to attend. All you need is an interest in the wonders of the cosmos. Easy access, lots of equipment and a dark sky make for a good night under the stars. Please join us!
October 17, 2009
Dark Sky Gaze
Lake Hudson State Park
Clayton, Michigan, USA
Dark Sky Preserve - Daily or Annual State Park entry fee needed to enter. Summer site is the picic area - Winter site is the beach. It is a public park and may have an occasional headlight problem.
October 17 - 31, 2014
The Great World Wide Star Count
Your backyard or observing site
This program is an international citizen-science event that encourages everyone, astronomers and non-astronomers alike, to measure their local light pollution and report their observations online. The Great World Wide Star Count, one of the cornerstone projects for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy, is designed to raise awareness about light pollution as well as encourage learning in astronomy. No prior experience is necessary--all information needed to participate is on the Star Count Web site, along with a downloadable activity guide available in 14 languages. All observations will be available online via Google Earth and as downloadable datasets.
October 17 - 26, 2014
Dark Sky Festival
Jasper National Park, Alberta
Jasper, AB; Edmonton AB, Alberta, Canada
Chris Hadfield, Canada's first astronaut to walk in space, has accepted a new mission - to be the headline guest and principal speaker at Jasper Dark Sky Festival 2014. Having spent 146 days steering the largest spaceship ever built through outer space, Hadfield is a unique Canadian to have been in such close proximity to the many stars and planets visible from Jasper National Park's Dark Sky Preserve - as officially accredited by the Royal Astronomical Society. Already boasting an astronomy all-star lineup, the fourth annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival will see Chris Hadfield host a private event held at a secret Jasper location, on Saturday October 25 2014. Visitors will also be able to take a unique opportunity to meet and mingle with Hadfield during various events taking place over the course of the Festival. Connect with us on social media: #MyJasperDarkSky
October 18 - 25, 2014
Twin Lakes Star Party
Pennyrile Forest State Park
Dawson Springs, Kentucky, USA
The 25th Annual Twin Lakes Star Party will be hosted by the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers and is held each year at Pennyrile Forest State Park near Dawson Springs, Kentucky. This is a prime dark sky location with broad horizons near a pristine Kentucky wilderness area. We invite you to come join us for a week of observing fun. Formal/informal talks, door prizes, camping on the field. Vendors Welcome. M A R K Y O U R C A L E N D A R
October 20 - 25, 2014
Eldorado Star Party
X-Bar Ranch
Sonora, Texas, USA
Annual gathering of 120+ amateur astronomers for observing under darks skies. Convenient light-protected parking, camping, RVs, some cabins.
October 21 - 26, 2014
Deep South Regional Star Gaze
Feliciana Retreat Center
Norwood, Louisiana, USA
32nd Annual DSRSG, oldest continuous star party in the southeastern United States. It's our 6th year at our new and darker site. Routinely attracts 130+ attendees. RVs and campers welcome and we have electrical hookups. Motel type rooms available just 200 yards from the observing field. Range of accomodations including motel type rooms, bunk house with heat and a/c and tent camping permitted too. Large door prize drawing and guest speakers. 6.4 to 6.5 magnitude skies on good nights.
October 21, 2011
Public Skywatch at Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, USA
Rain-date is October 22, 2011. The South Jersey Astronomy Club hosts public skywatches at Belleplain State Forest throughout the year. Skywatch details are posted on our home index page. Skywatches usually begins about 7:30PM, and admission is free! Once inside Belleplain State Forest, just follow the signs to the public parking lot (free) and then walk the short distance on to the observing field.
October 22, 2011
Astronomy Day
University of Texas Arlington Planetarium
Arlington, TX, USA
The Texas Astronomical Society and the UTA Planetarium will hold their annual Astronomy Day from 2pm-10pm. The event is free and open to the public. See the TAS Calendar link at the top of our web site here: www.texasastro.org
October 22, 2010
PVAA General Meeting
Beckman Hall, Harvey Mudd College
Claremont , California, USA
Lecture by Dr Robert Piccioni: Impact of Einstein on our modern life. Hint, GPS, Digital Cameras. 7:30 pm
October 23 - 26, 2014
Nightfall
Palm Canyon Resort
Borrego Springs, California, USA
The best star party in the desert of So. California! Come join us for fun in the sun and stars at night in Borrego Springs, a recognized Dark Sky City.
October 25, 2014
Earth and Space Exploration Day
Arizona State University Tempe Campus
Tempe, Arizona (Phoenix), Arizona, USA
Earth and Space Exploration day is a free annual fall event hosted by the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) on ASU’s Tempe campus at the Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4). The SESE community offers special science-related activities from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for students age five and up, families, educators and anyone interested in exploring Earth and space alongside real scientists. Each year, the SESE community brings to life its research through innovative hands-on activities. Visitors can explore Tempe Butte on a guided field trip, pan for gold, dig for meteorites, look through telescopes, or bring rock samples for Dr. Rock to examine.
NOVEMBER
November 1 - 3, 2013
Tennessee Fall Star Gaze
Fall Creek Fall's Start Park
Pikeville, Tennessee, USA
Very dark sky site-observe all night-walk to Inn from field or camp-observing F/S night-speakers sat.-no regristration fee-make your own regristration at Inn-cafeteria at Inn-drive and park on field-swap shop on Sat.-rainy night programs-warming tent on field with free coffee, hot coco and snacks-great people:
November 7 - 21, 2012
2012 Total Solar Eclipse Cruise
Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Join BEVERLY S ROTHER for a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE Cruise on Holland America's Oosterdam 14 days, November 7-21, 2012 Sailing roundtrip from Sydney, Australia Itinerary: Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Hamilton Island, SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING, Easo, Lifou, Ille des Pins, Noumea, Sydney Fares starting *from $2,439.86pp. based on double occupancy, Includes cruise, port charges and taxes. *All staterooms a...re subject to availability. $300.00pp deposit required to secure stateroom. Final payment due August 2012. Special! Receive $25pp onboard credit with welcome bottle of wine. Call Beverly directly! 954-885-8818 Cruise Division - White Glove Cruises - Virtuoso www.cruisedivision.com
November 12 - 13, 2010
South Jersey Astronomy Club Public Skywatch
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, United States
SJAC Free Public Skywatch November 12 (rain-date November 13) begins at 7:30 PM on the athletic field under some of the darkest skies in New Jersey. See our web-site for directions or more info. Check our web-site or call the ranger station at 609-861-2404 on the afternoon of this event to find if it is a GO.
November 13 - 16, 2009
VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party
VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party
Nhil, Australia
The VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party is an annual weekend of astronomy held in addition to the ASSA Astro Camps in western Victoria (Australia) during the mild weather of spring - when the skies in the region are generally clear at night. VicSouth is jointly hosted by the Astronomical Society of Victoria and the Astronomical Society of South Australia, and offers a great weekend of social and astronomical activity as well as some nice observing targets.
November 14, 2009
3rd Annual Night Under the Stars at Alamo Lake State Park
Alamo Lake State Park - 38 miles North of Wenden
Wenden, Arizona, USA
Night under the Stars will have a Star Fair with family activities, Educators Workshop with astronomy presentations and a Star Party beginning at 7 p.m., MST. The Star Fair will feature educational booths and activities for children and teachers from NASA Educator Resource Center at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Arizona State Parks. For more information go to www.azstateparks.com and look for the Alamo Lake State Park link. Stargazers will enjoy an unbelievable view of the night sky since the nearest town lights are 38 miles away. To get to the park: From the city of Wenden, go north 38 miles on Alamo Dam Road to reach the Alamo Lake State Park.
November 17 - 23, 2014
Fall Star Party
Chiefland Astronomy Village
Chiefland, Florida, USA
The Fall Star Party is held in the Chiefland Astronomy Village on the CSPG Field. We welcome you to some of the darkest skies anywhere in the country. We offer 20 acres of horizon to horizon viewing under pristine skies. Our week long event features well known guest speakers, major vendors, astroimaging contests, tournaments and an one the field food vendor. This year the ladies will love our new bathroom and shower facilities. During inclement weather we show first run movies in our huge club house. Hookups for motor coaches with running water. Limited space so register early.
November 21 - 23, 2014
Spring Southern Star Party 2014
Night Sky Caravan Farm
Bonnievale, Western Province, South Africa
The Spring 2014 Southern Star Party will be held at the Night Sky Caravan Farm, Bonnievale South Africa from 21 to 23 November. This will be an exciting two day event with an exciting line-up of speakers, astrophotographers, basic instruction for beginners, an exciting marathon observing challenge and the famous Astro Pub Quiz.
November 25, 2011
Public Skywatch at Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain State Forest
Belleplain, New Jersey, USA
Rain-date is November 26, 2011. The South Jersey Astronomy Club hosts public skywatches at Belleplain State Forest throughout the year. Skywatch details are posted on our home index page. Skywatches usually begins about 7:30PM, and admission is free! Once inside Belleplain State Forest, just follow the signs to the public parking lot (free) and then walk the short distance on to the observing field.
DECEMBER

 

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