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AOS Starfest 2007

Star Party [SP]
The Amateur Observers Society of NY is proud to announce the "AOS Starfest 2007" This event will be hosted at the Stone Tavern Farm, under the exceptionally dark skies of Delaware Co. NY. The Stone Tavern Farm is a 400 acre working farm located near the Catskill town of Roxbury, NY This site is within a 3 to 4 hour drive of most of our members located on Long Island. Click HERE for directions. Facilities on the farm include a Bunk House and a wood floored "MASH" style tent with bunks, a large Pavilion with enough seating for all the attendees, comfortable and private bath & showers, and a large grassy field that we can use to set our telescopes on. In addition there is a 12000 sq. ft indoor arena that can be used in the event of inclement weather. The farm also has enough space for camping, which is included free with your registration. This is a family friendly Starparty with activities for both kids and adults planned throughout the day. Bob "Barlow Bob" Godfrey will be bringing his incomparable "Tri-Spectra" Solar telescope, and along with others, be having public solar observing for attendees. We have two of the top speakers in the astronomical community coming to give presentations at the AOS STARFEST; Bob Berman, writer for Astronomy Magazine, and author of several books, most recently "Cosmic Adventure: A Renegade Astronomer's Guide To Our World And Beyond", and Long Island's own Phil Harrington, Astronomy professor, contributing editor for Astronomy magazine, and author of many books like "StarWare", "StarWatch," and his latest book, "The Illustrated Timeline of the Universe". Phil will be also be staying with us Saturday night to observe, and help us celebrate our very first Starparty! Friday night there is a free "Pizza Party" to welcome attendees, and meals will be available to purchase Saturday, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Saturday Dinner we're having a special "Star-B-Que" featuring the best of the Stone Tavern Farms "farm fresh" food. You get camping, the outstanding speakers, activities, solar observing, and free refreshments all night Friday & Saturday night with your $45 registration fee. Also for families, all children under 14 are free! Since the area surrounding the Starparty is perfect for road cycling, Harvey Miller will lead a local area bicycle ride. Phil Harrington, who wrote the book Short Bicycle Rides in and around NYC, will join this group. If you'd like to join, make sure you contact Harvey Miller so he can apprise you of the details. As you can see we've tried to think of everything we can to make this the best Starparty you've ever been to. Attendence is limited to the first 100 adults, so please register soon before all the spaces are taken. Whether this is your first Starparty or 50'th, this is going to be an event that is not to be missed!
06/15/2007 12:00AM   —  06/17/2007 12:00AM
Roxbury NY, United States
Geoff Cintron