Southern Cross Astronomical Society's 23rd Annual Winter Star Party is scheduled for February 12 - 18, 2007 at Camp Wesumkee (AKA "West Summerland Key" or "Spanish Harbor Key") in the Florida Keys.
The Twin Lakes Star Party is hosted by the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers. this is our 16th year and the 4th at our new site in Pennyrile Forest. For a week of laid back astronomy, come see us and enjoy the dark skies of Kentucky!
Phil Harrington, contributing editor of Astronomy Magazine, will be the featured speaker at Michigan's premier star party, Great Lakes Star Gaze 4. Phil Harrington is a noted astronomer, author and lecturer. He will be making two presentations at Great Lakes Star Gaze 4: "Make Your Own Observatory" and "Nights of Future Passed". Phil will be available for informal discussion and book signing. Location and dark sky are the main attractions of this star party. Gladwin's central location provides excellent observing without traveling hours into Northern Michigan. Limiting magnitudes are estimated to be around 6.5 at zenith with some minor light domes. This is a star party for the astronomer who loves to observe and mingle with other astronomers. Phil Harrington's books will be available for purchase along with other vendors' products. Guided fun activities for children are available for families with children in attendance. An astrophogography contest, swap meet, door prize drawings and dark skies are the cornerstones of this star party.
The Delmarva Stargazers are pleased to announce their Eleventh annual No-Frills Star Party from Friday September 22 until Tuesday 26, 2006 at Tuckahoe State Park’s Equestrian Center near Queen Anne, MD.
The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society will hold the 18th annual Northwoods Starfest on August 18-20, 2006 at Hobbs Observatory near Fall Creek, Wisconsin. The $50.00 registration fee covers camping or cabin for two nights, and four meals plus midnight snacks. Activities include speakers, paper sessions, a swap meet, dealers, door prizes, and star party. It is an enjoyable weekend of dark-sky viewing and sharing ideas with other astronomy enthusiasts!Location: Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 County Highway K, Fall Creek, WI 54742. (Approximately 12 miles East of Eau Claire, WI.)
The Astronomical Society of Harrisburg is pleased to announce dates for the 6th Annual ASH Star Party, the Cherry Springs Star Party! The Cherry Springs Star Party or CSSP will be held June 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 of 2006 at Cherry Springs State Park near Coudersport, PA. Cherry Springs State Park is well known for nice dark skies and we hope you'll enjoy them with us at the Cherry Springs Star Party!
Green Bank Star Quest III Combining Optical and Radio Astronomy at One Event! Come join us June 21st-24th, 2006 under the dark skies of West Virginia for the 3rd annual Green Bank Star Quest at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV . By day checkout all the NRAO has to offer, like the new multi-million dollar Visitor’s Center, and free tours of the facilities: including the 100 meter GBT – which is the world’s largest fully steer able radio telescope. Star Quest will have 4 days of lectures, imaging classes, vendors, raffles, kids activities, keynote talk by Seth Shostak of the SETI Institute, and nighttime optical observing on over six acres of camp sites at the low price of $ 75.00 for a party of two or $ 100.00 for a family. For more information contact Joe Gonzalez at (304) 626-5012 or visit our web site at www.greenbankstarquest.org . Register before 5/31/06 to receive a 10% discount off your total registration fees, just write Web Deal on the registration form!
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