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Prairie Skies Star Party

Star Party [SP]
Prairie Skies Star Party 2007 will be held at beautiful Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See 4-H camp, near Bourbonnais Illinois. In addition to all night observing; Prairie Skies Star Party features catered meals, door prizes, a swap market, an imaging contest, vendors, a guest speaker or two, and several activities to attend or participate in. We place a special emphasis on amateur telescope making, by recognizing outstanding achievement through our ATM Telescope and Accessory Awards. Visit the Prairie Dog Stand and enjoy a tasty prairie dog; and don’t forget the famous Midnight Chili on Friday night. As always; complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be available all day and night throughout the event. Our ever popular Every Night Movie Festival will feature sci-fi movies in the Dining Hall. Join us as Prairie Skies Star Party "continues the tradition" at Camp Shaw. Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See provides a semi secluded location, well protected from the glare of off-site lighting. The 5 acre main observing field is large and 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 canyon. Nearby Kankakee River State Park has an extensive bike trail system, and offers many other recreational opportunities. Pre-registration deadline: 8-11-07 (prices higher after deadline) PSSP is hosted by the Prairie Skies Astronomical Association.
Date:
09/13/2007 12:00AM   —  09/16/2007 12:00AM
Location:
Bourbonnais IL, United States
Contact:
John Weber
Phone:
708 481-7970
Email:
infopssp@prairieskies.org
URL:
http://www.prairieskies.org

Idaho Star Party

Star Party [SP]
A family event at Bruneau Dunes State Park, put on by the Boise Astronomical Society. Guest speaker will be Rod Mollise. Click on our web site for more info.
Date:
09/07/2007 12:00AM   —  09/07/2007 12:00AM
Location:
Bruneau Dunes State Park, United States
Contact:
Art Burget
Email:
isp@boiseastro.org
URL:
http://isp.boiseastro.org/

Camp Delany Star Party

Star Party [SP]
Camp Delany is an interpartive center and we control the lights. The price includes 8 meals and a cabin to sleep in for $50. All are welcome. See the website. Sponsored by the Olympic Astronomical Society, Bremerton, WA.
Date:
09/06/2007 12:00AM   —  09/09/2007 12:00AM
Location:
Sun Lakes state Park WA, United States
Contact:
Cliff Mygatt
Phone:
360-265-5418
Email:
clifton.mygatt@navy.mil
URL:
www.olympicastronomicalsociety.com

Oregon Star Party

Star Party [SP]
The OSP is held in the Ochoco Forest 50 miles east of Prineville Oregon at 5000' elevation. Lots of speakers and activities during the day and the darkest skies in the Northwest at night.
Date:
08/16/2007 12:00AM   —  08/19/2007 12:00AM
Location:
Prineville OR, United States
Contact:
Larry Godsey
Phone:
503-675-5217
Email:
ospdirector@att.net
URL:
http://www.oregonstarparty.org

Almost Heaven Star Party

Star Party [SP]
Held in the darkest site in the east, Spruce Knob, WV is the premiere dark sky observing site. AHSP is held at the Mountain Institute and offers hot meals, showers and outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing and caving as part of the family experience. This year's speakers include Bob Naeye from NASA and author Rod Molise any a wide range of astro "how to" sessions. Registration is very limited, so register early.
Date:
08/09/2007 12:00AM   —  08/12/2007 12:00AM
Location:
Spruce Knob WV, United States
Email:
info@ahsp.org
URL:
http://www.ahsp.org/

Green Bank Star Quest

Star Party [SP]
Optical and Radio astronomy, indoor climate controlled presentations by nationally known speakers. Hot showers (near campsites). Dark skies! venders and raffles. Located at the Green Bank National Radio Observatory in a beautiful high mountain valley in West Virginia.
Date:
07/04/2007 12:00AM   —  07/07/2007 12:00AM
Location:
Green Bank WV, United States
Contact:
Joe Gonzalez
Phone:
(304) 626-5012
Email:
caacwvmaster@yahoo.com
URL:
http://www.greenbankstarquest.org/

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!
Date:
06/15/2007 12:00AM   —  06/17/2007 12:00AM
Location:
Roxbury NY, United States
Contact:
Geoff Cintron
Phone:
516-398-7766
Email:
geoffcin@aol.com
URL:
http://aosny.org/StarFestRegistrationPage.htm

Boot Leg Astronomers Star Party

Star Party [SP]
Boot Leg Astronomers Star Party @ Green River Conservation 375 Game Road, Harmon, Il. 61042 815-379-2324 May 18 & 19, 2007 Wilderness Camping Extended Registration to May 8, Mailed Entry Fees – $25.00 Registration also on site, Entry Fees – $30.00 Make checks payable to: Boot Leg Astronomers 0N431 Prince Crossing Rd West Chicago, Il. 60185-2929 Tee Shirts Available at site - $15.00 Shirt size –M L XL XXL
Date:
05/18/2007 12:00AM   —  05/20/2007 12:00AM
Location:
Harmon IL, United States
Contact:
Mike Foster
Phone:
630-231-7462
Email:
mdfoster1@comcast.net

Cherry Springs Star Party

Star Party [SP]
The Astronomical Society of Harrisburg is pleased to announce dates for the annual Cherry Springs Star Party! The Cherry Springs Star Party or CSSP will be held the 17, 18, 19, and 20, of May 2007 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! Our 2006 Star Party was a tremendous success and featured great speakers/programming and opportunities for observing. The Star Party will run from Thursday Night thru Sunday Morning. The Registration Desk will open at approximately 12 PM on Thursday and will be open throughout the weekend. We hope to see YOU at the Star Party! May's Munchables, absolutely the best food service provider for a Star Party, will be providing food 24/7 for the Star Party attendees.
Date:
05/17/2007 12:00PM   —  05/20/2007 12:00PM
Location:
Coudersport PA, United States
Contact:
Bob Grabau
Phone:
717-938-6041
Email:
president@astrohbg.org
URL:
http://www.cherrysprings.org

UACNJ Astronomy Day

Star Party [SP]
Lectures and displays at the Warren County Branch Library from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., followed by a lecture and stargazing at the UACNJ Observatory, Jenny Jump State Forest, Hope from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m.
Date:
04/21/2007 01:00PM   —  04/21/2007 11:00PM
Location:
Hope NJ, United States
Email:
contact@uacnj.org
URL:
http://www.uacnj.org