The 5th Annual Bootleg Astronomers Star Party will begin at 10AM on Friday June, 3rd thru Noon, Sunday, June 5th, at Green River Conservation Area , Harmon,Illinois. 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 full of goodies, 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 awilderness area). Motels are available in nearby Princeton off I-80. This is a big birding area as well as the Land of Lincoln for daytime excursions . Hunting & fishing as well. Only $25.00 for one or both nights if you register by May 28th. . The price after that date is $40.00. Please visit our website at http://bootlegastronomy.com for our registration form. We will also have T-shirts for sale & as usual this years' shirt will be a visual treat for your eyes designed by Mike Foster! Welcome aboard Matey's ! No one walks the plank at this "Party". And We do mean "Party" ! "Bootleg Astronomers", Pillaging the Universe one Star at a time."
A week long star party at the Chiefland Astronomy Village, under some of the darkest skies in the US. Adam Block will be there for a two day award winning imaging workshop. On site food vendor, big name vendors, imaging contests, awesome door prizes and raffle, and world class speakers. This is a don't miss star party. See you there.
The 32nd Annual Texas Star Party will be hosted on the magnificent Prude Ranch, a 3500 acre mile-high ranch located six miles northwest of Fort Davis on Highway 118... 12 miles on the same road from McDonald Observatory... Darkest Skies! All over America, the search for dark skies is becoming a subject of great interest and concern for amateur astronomers. In many places when amateurs get together to observe the stars, they compare their skies to those they once saw on a remote Texas ranch ... Little wonder! The skies in the Davis Mountains of West Texas are the darkest found anywhere in North America. Where else, after all, could one find so magnificent a view of Omega Centauri? High in the south and suspended against a sky that is the color of ink, the cluster is so spectacular through your eyepiece, you almost think you can reach out and touch it! Where else does the Sagittarius Milky Way rise over the mountains with so vivid a presence that you might mistake it for an ominous storm cloud? And what more natural setting could welcome amateurs than a frontier so remote and beckoning that Leslie Peltier himself once referred to it as "paradise?" It has to be Texas! The perfect place for the perfect star party ... a huge gathering of more than 500 of the most serious astrophotographers and observers in the United States and beyond ... the culmination of an odyssey that is worthy of all the dedication and stamina it takes to get here and to return - year, after year, after year!
Twin Lakes Star Party is held at the old nursery at the Pennyrile State Forest located between Dawson Springs and Hopkinsville KY. This is a laid back event with camping on the field or there is a campground with hookups in the Pennyrile State Park
The 74th Gathering of Amateur Telescope Makers on Breezy Hill. This years Convention features Apollo Moonwalker Captain Alan Bean as Keynote Speaker. there are events and programs for all levels of interest. There are Technical Talks, Childrens Programs,telescope Making Competition, Mirror Making demos, raffles and onsite food vendors. Don't miss this one ! Check out our website ! www.stellafane.org
A tent with tables and chairs and space heater will be provided. Vendors and swap tables are welcome. Dogs must be on leash at all times. email firstname.lastname@example.org for info or to have a flyer mailed to you.
9 pm–12 am FREE; all ages Join the staff of the Dreyfuss Planetarium at Riker Hill Park, located at 276 Beaufort Ave., Livingston, NJ. Telescopes will be set up for the public to see the wonders of the spring sky. Weather permitting (rain date: Saturday, May 30). Call 973-596-6529. Co-sponsored by Essex County Department of Parks.
Hosted by the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers, the Twin Lakes Star Party is a smaller more personal party. We average 50 to 75 attendees and have a great time as we enjoy the dark skies from Pennyrile Forest, one of the darker sites in Kentucky.
A premier dark sky star party in central Oregon where astroimagers complain about the light pollution from the Milky Way!
The 7th annual Shingletown Star Party at unused Shingletown Airport, 3 miles east of Shingletown, California, boasting mag 7+ skies at an elevation of 4,000 feet off State Highway 44. Camp onsite, rent a cabin, bring an RV...your gear is safe onsite even if you are not there. Supermarket and gas in town, registration closes June 15 (but you can register st the gate).
- Waite Research
- Desert Sky Astro Products
- SkyShed Observatories
- nPAE Precision Astro Engineering
- TeleVue Optics
- Rod Mollise
- Pier-Tech Inc.
- AstroMart LLC
- Anacortes Telescope
- Optique Unterlinden (Europe)
- Astromart Customer Service
- Matsumoto Company
- Anacortes Telescope
View all sponsors