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Shingletown Star Party

Star Party [SP]
East of Redding, CA, at about 4000 feet, some of the darkest skies in northern california.
Date:
06/21/2006 12:00AM   —  06/26/2006 12:00AM
Location:
Shingletown CA, United States
Email:
registration@shingletownstarparty.org
URL:
http://shingletownstarparty.org/

Apollo Rendezvous

Convention [C]
The 36th Annual Apollo Rendezvous Telescope Convention & Star Party. Event Location is The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton, Ohio. Hosted by The Miami Valley Astronomical Society & The Boonshoft Museum. This premier Midwest Convention has World Class Speakers, a Telescope Making Competition, an Astrophoto contest, Digistar Planetarium shows, Vendors, Swap meet, Raffle, and Great Door Prizes, followed by a BBQ & Star Party! Dates & Times: Friday June 16th at 6:00pm to 10:00pm Saturday June 17th 8:00am to 5:00pm followed by the BBQ & Star Party at John Bryan State Park Observatory in Yellow Springs, Ohio Cost: $35 This year, we have an all star line-up of guest speakers including; David J. Eicher, Chief Editor of Astronomy Magazine, Mr. Al Nagler, Founder of TeleVue Optics, Tom Trusock, Administrator of CloudyNights.com, and Terry Mann, Vice-President of Astronomical League.
Date:
06/16/2006 12:00AM   —  07/17/2006 12:00AM
Location:
Dayton OH, United States
Contact:
kevin c. frederick
Phone:
937-236-4090
Email:
kcrlfred@sbcglobal.net
URL:
http://www.mvas.org

MSRAL Convention

Convention [C]
Mid States Region Astronomical League convention.
Date:
06/16/2006 12:00AM   —  06/18/2006 12:00AM
Location:
St. Louis MO, United States
Contact:
Jim Small
Phone:
(314) 909-7211
Email:
jrsmall@earthlink.net
URL:
http://www.slasonline.org/msral2006.htm

NorthEast Astro Forum

Convention [C]
The 15th Annual Northeast Astronomy Forum & Telescope Show May 6-7, 2006 AMERICA'S PREMIER ASTRONOMY EXPO Only 30 minutes away from New York City at Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY < THIS EXCITING TWO-DAY EVENT FEATURES: More than 80 on-site vendors, World-renowned speakers, Astro-imaging workshops, Daily solar observing, STARLAB planetarium shows, Getting Started classes for beginners, Space & Astronomy events for kids Featured Speakers: Susan French - Observer and Sky & Telescope Columnist Dr. Ben Oppenheimer - Extrasolar Planet Hunter Gary Palmer - Solar Imager Extraordinaire, Dr. Mike Reynolds - Meteorite Expert, Chuck Shaw - NASA Mission Director for the next (and final) HST Servicing Mission Roger Sinnott - Sky & Telescope Senior Editor Workshops: Saturday - Robert Reeves - Astroimaging with Your Digital Camera Sunday - Gary Palmer - Solving the Solar Imaging Puzzle New this year: a 2-day Astro-Imaging Conference The NorthEast Astro Imaging Conference will be held on the Thursday and Friday immediately prior to NEAF (May 4th and 5th)
Date:
05/06/2006 08:30AM   —  05/07/2006 05:30PM
Location:
Suffern NY, United States
Contact:
Alan Traino
Phone:
(973)427-2020
Email:
NEAF@RocklandAstronomy.com
URL:
http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/neaf.htm

NorthEast Astro Imaging Conference

Convention [C]
You are invited to attend the NorthEast Astro-Imaging Conference May 4-5, 2006 Rockland Community College Suffern, New York We are pleased to announce that the 2006 NorthEast Astro-Imaging Conference (NEAIC) will be held in conjunction with NEAF (the NorthEast Astro Forum), giving astroimagers and astrophotographers an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the experts at NEAIC and then examine the latest cameras, telescopes, and accessories at NEAF. That's right: four great days of amateur astronomy! The NorthEast Astro-Imaging Conference will be held on May 4 and 5 at Rockland Community College, followed May 6 and 7 by the country's largest and best astronomical exposition: NEAF, the NorthEast Astro Forum. These are two premier events that you don't want to miss. The NorthEast Astro-Imaging Conference will put you in touch with outstanding speakers covering four major topic areas that are sure to be of interest: -- Deep-Sky Imaging -- Imaging with Digital SLRs -- Planetary Imaging, and -- Imaging for Science. Whatever your interest, you will have the opportunity to meet top amateur astronomers in these fields and learn how to apply their expertise to your personal imaging projects. Whether you are a seasoned imager, or are just getting started, this conference will have something for you. Our speakers include: -- Ron Dantowitz -- Rick Fienberg -- Rob Gendler -- Tony Hallas -- Jim Misti -- Joe Patterson -- Robert Reeves and many others Their talks and break-out sessions will give you the opportunity to see and hear top amateur astronomers discussing their techniques and answering your questions. For more information on the NorthEast Astro-Imaging Conference, please visit our website (still under construction) and updated regularly: http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/NEAIC We expect that the full schedule of events will be available by February 15. Registration fee for this two-day conference costs $145, and includes morning coffee and donuts and lunch each day. An additional benefit to NorthEast Astro-Imaging Conference attendees: You will receive a free two-day pass to NEAF! Space is limited so please register early. We hope to see you there! (signed) Your NEAIC Conference Committee -- Jim Burnell -- Richard Berry -- Mike Peoples -- Saieed Safaie
Date:
05/04/2006 08:30AM   —  05/05/2006 06:00PM
Location:
Suffern NY, United States
Contact:
Jim Burnell
Phone:
(845)731-2069
Email:
NEAIC@RocklandAstronomy.com
URL:
http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/NEAIC

Star Gaze XII

Star Party [SP]
The Delmarva Stargazers are pleased to announce Star Gaze XII at Tuckahoe State Park's Equestrian Center outside Queen Anne Maryland. Check out our web site for registration and details.
Date:
04/28/2006 12:00AM   —  05/02/2006 12:00AM
Location:
Queen Anne MD, United States
Contact:
Jerry Truitt
Phone:
443-553-2348
Email:
www.truittjs@atlanticbb.net
URL:
www.DelmarvaStargazers.org

Texas Star Party

Star Party [SP]
The 28th 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
Date:
04/23/2006 12:00AM   —  04/30/2006 12:00AM
Location:
Ft. Davis TX, United States
Contact:
Ann Adkins, Registrar
Phone:
713-721-9775
Email:
tsprooms@texasstarparty.org
URL:
http://www.texasstarparty.org/

Stargazing 101 Workshop

Other [O]
Join us under the dynamic dome of the Dreyfuss Planetarium for an introduction to stargazing. Learn the constellations and how to find the planets in the night sky. Recommended for Adults and children ages 8 and up Registration by March 31 required; call 973-596-6563 Adults $7.00; children under 12, seniors, and college students $3.00.
Date:
04/08/2006 11:00AM   —  04/08/2006 12:00PM
Location:
Newark NJ, United States
Phone:
973-596-6529
Email:
planetarium@newarkmuseum.org
URL:
http://www.newarkmuseum.org/planetarium/

Tennessee Spring Star Party

Star Party [SP]
Date:
03/31/2006 12:00AM   —  04/02/2006 12:00AM
Location:
Pikeville TN, United States
Contact:
Scott Smith
Email:
spsmith@bellsouth.net
URL:
www.cumberlandastronomicalsociety.org

MidAtlantic Mirror Making 2006

Other [O]
Mid-Atlantic Mirror Making Seminar #6 Announcement Delmarva Star Gazers will host the Sixth Mid-Atlantic Mirror Making Seminar March 17 through March 19, 2006, at the St Jones Preserve, Dover, DE. Mirror makers and other attendees should check into the St Jones before 11:00 AM. Activities begin at Noon, March 17th 2006. The purpose of the Seminar is to introduce proven successful mirror making techniques and practices to those wishing to make their own mirrors. Special emphasis will be placed on successfully figuring the mirror. All mirror-making materials will be furnished and expert mirror makers will be available to guide each person’s activities. We will begin with 6” F-8, 8” F-6, and 10” F-6 mirrors and tools with diamond generated curves; ready for 220 grit. Successful mirror makers will leave the Seminar with a fine-figured mirror ready for aluminizing. They will also have the skills, knowledge and confidence to repeat the process as desired. Although our purpose is to ensure each mirror maker is successful, there is no guarantee of results. Mirror grinding, polishing, figuring and testing assistance will be provided by Steve Swayze, (Swayze Optical), David Groski (Stellafane 1st Place in Optics), Bill Hanagan, DAS, and several experienced mirror makers from Delmarva Star Gazers. Mirror making stations are on a first come, first served basis. Non-mirror makers are encouraged to attend; to watch the process, to learn, to “get glasspushin’ fever”, and to participate in other planned activities St John’s Preserve can comfortably accommodate 15-20 people overnight; sleeping rooms and bunks are dormitory style with common facilities. We can accommodate ladies and gentlemen due to the multi-BUILDING and multi-room layout. Please be aware this is a NATURE FACILITY, not the Hilton. You will need a sleeping bag. If attendees exceed the bunk capacity there is ample room for air mattresses in other rooms. Accommodations are available on a first come, first served basis. All meals will be provided by the Star Gazers. Fact: Delmarva Star Gazers like to eat so bring your appetite. Registration: all mirror makers and attendees are asked to register by December 1, 2005, to provide sufficient lead-time for ordering supplies. Please note that mirror and tool fabrication and delivery normally takes 2 or more months from date of order. Full payment must accompany the registration. Since a large percentage of the registration fees are used to order your materials there will be no refunds, but substitutions are O.K. should you become unable to attend. All we ask is that you arrange for someone to take your place and let us know about the switch – financial arrangements are your responsibility. Come and join us; we look forward to your company. Contact Don Surles, 514 Marilyn Road, Smyrna, DE 19977, phone 302-366-9445, email don.surles@verizon.net, or visit our web site at www.delmarvastargazers.org for additional information. Fee Schedule Mid Atlantic Mirror Making Seminar #3 Non-grinder: includes lodging and meals $60.00 6 inch $200.00 8 inch $275.00 10 inch $400.00
Date:
03/17/2006 08:00AM   —  03/17/2006 08:00AM
Location:
Dover, United States
Contact:
Don Surles
Phone:
302-653-9445
Email:
don.surles@verizon.net
URL:
http://www.delmarvastargazers.org/archive/mw6/index.html