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Michiana Star Party - 3

Star Party [SP]
The Michiana Astronomical Society will be hosting their third annual star party (MSP3) at the Potawatomi Wildlife Park in Tippecanoe, Indiana on May 14-16, 2010. Potawatomi Park is recognized as the first established Dark Sky Preserve in Indiana. This year’s speakers are Dr. Carlton Allen, NASA Curator for Extraterrestrial Materials at the Johnson Space Center and Dr. Marvin Bolt, Curator of Astronomy History Collections at the Adler Planetarium and Museum in Chicago. Dr. Allen’s topic will be “Exploring the Moon in 2010” and Dr. Bolt will be presenting “The Art(s) of Observing”. The park has hiking trails, canoeing on the Tippecanoe River and wildlife observations. Michiana Astronomical Society will be providing coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. This year we will be providing hot dogs and more for our guests. There will be a community campfire with a grill away from the observing field, and microwave ovens for all to use. Camp sites for tents, campers, and RVs are available around the observing field. The discounted preregistration deadline is May 7, 2010. MSP3 T-shirts can also be preordered with your registration. Please visit our website for more information: www.Michiana-Astro.org.
Date:
05/14/2010 03:00PM   —  05/14/2010 03:00AM
Location:
Tippecanoe, United States
Contact:
Linda Marks
Phone:
574-274-8885
Email:
saccuosti@aol.com
URL:
http://www.Michiana-Astro.org

Michiana Star Party - 3

Star Party [SP]
The Michiana Astronomical Society will be hosting their third annual star party (MSP3) at the Potawatomi Wildlife Park in Tippecanoe, Indiana on May 14-16, 2010. Potawatomi Park is recognized as the first established Dark Sky Preserve in Indiana. This year’s speakers are Dr. Carlton Allen, NASA Curator for Extraterrestrial Materials at the Johnson Space Center and Dr. Marvin Bolt, Curator of Astronomy History Collections at the Adler Planetarium and Museum in Chicago. Dr. Allen’s topic will be “Exploring the Moon in 2010” and Dr. Bolt will be presenting “The Art(s) of Observing”. The park has hiking trails, canoeing on the Tippecanoe River and wildlife observations. Michiana Astronomical Society will be providing coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. This year we will be providing hot dogs and more for our guests. There will be a community campfire with a grill away from the observing field, and microwave ovens for all to use. Camp sites for tents, campers, and RVs are available around the observing field. The discounted preregistration deadline is May 7, 2010. MSP3 T-shirts can also be preordered with your registration. Please visit our website for more information: www.Michiana-Astro.org.
Date:
05/14/2010 03:00PM   —  05/14/2010 11:00AM
Location:
Tippecanoe IN, United States
Contact:
Linda Marks
Phone:
574-274-8885
Email:
saccuosti@aol.com
URL:
http://www.Michiana-Astro.org

Spring Stargazing

Star Party [SP]
Join the staff of the Dreyfuss Planetarium at Riker Hill Park (284 Beaufort Ave.) in Livingston, NJ. Telescopes will be set up for the public to see the Moon, Mars and the wonders of the spring sky. No reservations required; telescopes are provided for viewing. This event is co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks. (Rain date: Saturday, March 20) FREE; All ages.
Date:
03/19/2010 08:00PM   —  03/19/2010 11:00PM
Location:
Livingston NJ, United States
Contact:
Dreyfuss Planetarium
Phone:
973-596-6529
Email:
planetarium@newarkmuseum.org
URL:
http://www.newarkmuseum.org/planetarium.html

Volunteer State Star Party

Star Party [SP]
New Nov date for the VSSP. October new moon was too overcast. See Von Braun Astronomical Society for directions. Near Hohenwald, TN.
Date:
11/13/2009 12:00AM   —  11/15/2009 12:00AM
Location:
Summertown TN, United States
Contact:
Eric Johnson
Phone:
931-427-8048
Email:
ejohnso4@yahoo.com
URL:
www.vbas.org

6th annual Volunteer State Star Party

Star Party [SP]
The VSSP is a casual star gazing weekend in remote, dark sky site of Central Tennessee. Free to astornomers with scopes, this will be the 6th year for this VBAS.org event. Under Clear Dark Skies sites look under Tennessee - Meriwether Lewis Observatory (MLO)
Date:
10/16/2009 04:00PM   —  10/18/2009 12:01PM
Location:
Hohenwald TN, United States
Contact:
Eric Johnson
Phone:
931-628-6467
Email:
ejohnso4@yahoo.com
URL:
http://www.vbas.org/index.cfm

Enchanted Skies Star Party

Star Party [SP]
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.
Date:
10/14/2009 12:00PM   —  10/17/2009 11:59PM
Location:
Socorro NM, United States
Contact:
Judy Stanley
Phone:
575-835-7243
Email:
jstanley@nrao.edu
URL:
http://enchantedskies.org

Prairie Skies Star Party

Star Party [SP]
Prairie Skies Star Party 2009 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, vendors, catered meals, and a guest speaker or two. Children can participate in the art contest and their very own age appropriate door prize drawings. Visit the Prairie Dog Stand and enjoy a tasty prairie dog; and don’t miss out on the famous Midnight Chili! As always; complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be available in the Dining Hall all day and night throughout the event. Our popular Almost All Night Movie Festival will feature a variety of films in the Dining Hall. Join us for a great time as Prairie Skies Star Party "continues the tradition" at Camp Shaw. The pre-registration deadline is 8-15-09 (prices are higher after the deadline). Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See provides a semi secluded location, well protected from the glare of off-site lighting. The 6 acre main observing field is grass covered, making it ideal for observing and camping. Rustic barrack style cabins are available for non-campers. The large Dining Hall serves as a gathering place for many of the scheduled activities. Enjoy walking through the woods on shady hiking trails; one of which, follows Rock Creek as it traverses the camp property through a small Silurian dolostone canyon. Nearby Kankakee River State Park has an extensive bike trail system, and offers many other recreational opportunities. PSSP is hosted by the Prairie Skies Astronomical Association.
Date:
09/17/2009 12:00AM   —  09/20/2009 12:00AM
Location:
near Bourbonnais IL, United States
Contact:
John Weber
Phone:
708 481-7970
Email:
infopssp@prairieskies.org
URL:
http://www.prairieskies.org

Camp Delany Star Party

Star Party [SP]
The Olympic Astronomical Society in Bremerton, Washingto will be hosting it's annual fall Camp Delany star party at Sunlakes State Park in Washington state. Details and price are posted on the website.
Date:
09/17/2009 12:00AM   —  09/20/2009 12:00AM
Location:
Coulee City WA, United States
Contact:
Cliff Mygatt
Phone:
360-265-5418
Email:
president@olympicastronomicalsociety.com
URL:
htpp://www.olympicastronomicalsociety.com

IDAHO STAR PARTY

Star Party [SP]
The Boise Astronomical Society is proud to present the 25th Annual IDAHO STAR PARTY, August 21~23, 2009, at Eagle Cove Campground in Bruneau Dunes State Park, located about 60 miles Southeast of Boise, Idaho. Not quite as remote and dark as the Oregon Star Party, but much more civilized with a friendly family oriented atmosphere.
Date:
08/21/2009 12:00AM   —  08/23/2009 12:00AM
Location:
Bruneau ID, United States
Contact:
Randy Holst
Email:
vicepresident@boiseastro.org
URL:
http://isp.boiseastro.org/

Julian Starfest II

Star Party [SP]
The inaugural Julian Starfest was a complete success! Not only did we have good skies and naked eye seeing down to 6th magnitude, but everyone, participants and vendors alike, had a wonderful time. Crowd at Starfest Flushed with the feeling of success, the Starfest Committee is going full-steam towards next year's event, scheduled for the dark of moon on the 20th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd of August, 2009. 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. Please review our updated web page for all the facts about next years event.
Date:
08/20/2009 12:00AM   —  08/23/2009 12:00AM
Location:
Julian CA, United States
Contact:
Scott Baker
Phone:
760-765-1083
Email:
info@julianstarfest.com
URL:
www.julianstarfest.com