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TNSP 05

Star Party [SP]
The Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society's 5th anual star party. all are welcome for a weekend of astronomical events for stargazers of all ages and levels of experience
Date:
10/07/2005 12:00PM   —  10/09/2005 12:00PM
Location:
Camp Nakanawa, United States
Email:
tnsp2005@bsasnashville.com
URL:
http://www.bsasnashville.com/TNSP

Twin Lakes Star Party

Star Party [SP]
The 16th annual Twin Lakes Star Party hosted by the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers will be at the Pennyrile Forest for it's third year. Come join us for some of Kentucky's darkest skies.
Date:
10/01/2005 12:00AM   —  10/09/2005 12:00AM
Location:
Dawson Springs KY, United States
Contact:
Ross Workman
Phone:
270-797-8959
Email:
planetman@vci.net
URL:
http://wkaa.net

Eastern Iowa Star Party

Star Party [SP]
The Quad Cities Astronomical Society is hosting the 2005 Eastern Iowa Star Party (EISP) on September 30th-October 2nd at the Wapsi River Environmental Education Center (WREEC) located north of Dixon, IA. This is the home of St. Ambrose University’s observatory housing three telescopes in a dome and a roll off building. The classroom area has modern rest rooms, heat and AC. EISP is designed for those individuals who prefer a smaller star party rather than a very large one such as AstroFest or Stellafane. The star party is mostly a nighttime affair. Our site has pretty dark skies. We offer friendly conversation and a variety of telescopes to look through. You may find two or three groups doing CCD imaging each night using both commercial and homemade CCD cameras. We don't have scheduled daytime programs but a number of attendees have made presentations. The WREEC normally has a number of environmental programs during the day Saturday. A number of very nice door prizes are generally offered. We are fortunate that so many vendors have generously supported our star party: please support them with your purchases. We have a wiener roasting ceremony and bon fire each night, (bring your own dogs). There are a limited number of concrete pads with power outlets available. There are no registration fees and camping is available for a small fee of $4 per night per campsite. Camping is within walking distance of the observing site. Please, no campers on the observatory grounds. WREEC can be reached without too much difficulty from Interstate 80. Proceed on Interstate 80 approximately 22 miles from the Iowa-Illinois border to the Walcott, IA exit (you can't miss this one; the Walcott Truck Stop located here is billed as the largest truck stop in the nation). At this exit, proceed right (north) on county road Y40 for eight miles to Dixon, IA. County Road Y40 comes to a Tee intersection in Dixon with County Road Y4E. When you reach this intersection, proceed left (west) and go approximately one and a half miles until you come to a sign directing you to WREEC. We will have our own signs to assist you in getting there. N41° 46', W90° 47' See our web-site for a link for a map.
Date:
09/30/2005 12:00AM   —  10/02/2005 12:00AM
Location:
Dixon IA, United States
Contact:
Steve VanHyfte
Phone:
309-762-9784
Email:
svanh@mchsi.com
URL:
http://home.mchsi.com/~qcas/

Prairie Skies Star Party

Star Party [SP]
You are invited to attend the 2005 Prairie Skies Star Party. Prairie Skies Star Party will be held at beautiful Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See 4-H camp, near Kankakee Illinois. Pre-registration deadline is 08-27-05. Enjoy all night observing plus; catered meals, door prizes, vendors, a swap market, and the many special activities we have planned. Visit the Prairie Dog Stand and enjoy a cup of their famous chili. As always, free coffee and hot chocolate will be available all day and night throughout the event. Our ever popular, all night movie festival will feature sci-fi movies every night in the Dining Hall. We place a special emphasis on amateur telescope making, by recognizing outstanding achievement through our ATM telescope and accessory awards. Please join us as we "continue the tradition" at Camp Shaw. Camp Shaw provides a secluded location, well protected from the glare of off-site lighting. The main observing field is large and grass covered, making it ideal for observing and camping. Rustic barrack style cabins are available for non-campers. A large Dining Hall serves as a gathering place for many of the scheduled activities. Enjoy walking through the woods on one of the many shady hiking trails; one of which follows Rock Creek as it traverses the camp property through a small canyon.
Date:
09/29/2005 12:00AM   —  10/02/2005 12:00AM
Location:
Kankakee IL
Contact:
John Weber
Phone:
708 481-7970
Email:
infopssp@prairieskies.org
URL:
http://www.prairieskies.org

CalStar 2005

Star Party [SP]
An Observing and Imaging Event * Simplicity - your basic end of the season star party. * No speakers, no vendors, no prizes, nothing but astronomy and friends.
Date:
09/29/2005 12:00AM   —  09/29/2005 12:00AM
Location:
Lake San Antonio, United States
Email:
calstar2005@earthlink.net
URL:
http://www.sjaa.net/calstar2005.html

No Frills #10

Star Party [SP]
No Frills #10 includes stargazing, camping by your scope, great food, swap meets, talks & presentations. Event will be held at Tuckahoe Equestrian Center on Maryland's Eastern Shore (Delmarva Peninsula).
Date:
09/28/2005 12:00PM   —  10/02/2005 12:00PM
Location:
Queen Anne MD, United States
Contact:
Lyle Jones
Phone:
302-736-9842
Email:
lyle.jones@state.de.us
URL:
www.delmarvastargazers.org

ScopeOut Astronomy Fair

Star Party [SP]
JOHN DOBSON, the “MACGUYVER OF ASTRONOMY” IS GUEST SPEAKER AT THE CINCINNATI OBSERVATORY CENTER’S ASTRONOMY FAIR. On Saturday, September 24, 2005, The Cincinnati Observatory Center will celebrate the hobby of astronomy with our annual ScopeOut Astronomy Fair. ScopeOut 2005 is an opportunity for families and people of all ages to look at the latest and greatest astronomical equipment offered by local and national vendors. Other activities include: •Lectures on how to buy a telescope •Telescope making demonstrations •Space art and astrophotography exhibits •Educational materials for teachers •Science career information from UC, Xavier, NKU and other local universities •Kids’ crafts, art contest and activities •Ask the Astronomer Booth •Safe viewing of the sun •Evening stargazing through our 101 and 160 year old telescopes •Tours of this National Historic Landmark •The public is encouraged to bring their telescopes for expert help •Door prizes include telescopes, binoculars, and all sorts of astronomical goodies. ScopeOut 2005’s evening’s dinner/lecture features Mr. John Dobson. Mr. Dobson is well known to the astronomy community as the father of “Sidewalk Astronomy” where amateur astronomers set up their telescopes at shopping malls, parks and other unexpected venues to bring the heavens to the public. His lecture title is “Cosmology, the fall of the Big Bang and its Replacement”. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Noon to 5 PM for the Fair 6 PM to 8 PM for the dinner & Keynote Lecture 8 to 10:30 PM celestial viewing of the Moon and Stars (weather permitting) ADMISSION Adults, $5.00 Children $3.00 Keynote Speaker and Dinner Reservations, add $15 After 4:00pm, Donation Requested. Tours & evening viewing (weather permitting)
Date:
09/24/2005 12:00AM   —  09/24/2005 12:00AM
Location:
Cincinnati OH, United States
Contact:
Craig Niemi
Phone:
513.321.5186
Email:
craig_niemi@yahoo.com
URL:
http://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/scopeout/

Optics and Imaging Expo

Astronomical Events [A]
Come join us, rain or shine, at the 2nd Annual ATWB Optics & Imaging Expo 2005, an all day / night celebration of Sky and Earth! Meet Art Ciampi of Takahashi America, Kurt Kruger from Leupold and others! Our event will feature informational seminars with manufacturers' representatives, guest speakers and door prizes, all topped off with our famous ATWB Northwest Bar B-Q! There will be "in-store" specials galore to compliment our morning and afternoon wild birding trips and night sky viewing. Kids activities? You bet! Mark it on your calendar now and bring the whole family! See you on September 10th!
Date:
09/10/2005 12:00AM
Location:
Anacortes WA, United States
Contact:
Jesse Sturgeon
Phone:
360-588-9000
Email:
jesse.sturgeon@buytelescopes.com
URL:
http://www.buytelescopes.com/container.asp?dest=/optics_expo/optics_expo_2005.htm

Astrofest

Star Party [SP]
The Chicago Astronomical Society Presents Astrofest @ Vana's Farm
Date:
09/08/2005 06:00AM   —  09/11/2005 12:00PM
Location:
Kankakee IL, United States
Contact:
Walter Glogowski
Phone:
847 910 2878
Email:
chicagoastro@ameritech.net
URL:
ww.chicagoastro.org

SDSP/SEAC Star Party

Star Party [SP]
Sioux Empire Astronomy CLub hosts Star Party at Hodgson Observatory in Beresford SD. Overnight camping, Astronomers breakfest, laidback type atmosphere.
Date:
09/02/2005 12:00AM   —  09/04/2005 12:00AM
Location:
Beresford SD, United States
Contact:
Nino
Email:
star@inskysd.org
URL:
http://sdsp.org