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First Annual Suwannee Astronomy Group(SAG)

Star Party [SP]
This will be the first meeting and star party of SAG Suwannee Astronomy Group. We are trying to get an astronomy club together in north central Florida and South central Georgia in the Suwannee Valley area.
Date:
10/06/2012 06:00PM   —  10/07/2012 06:00AM
Location:
Live Oak FL, United States
Contact:
David Liles
Phone:
386-842-5573
Email:
hillcrestobs@windstream.net
URL:
https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/153118751444728/

Prairie Skies Star Party

Star Party [SP]
Prairie Skies Star Party 2012 will be held at beautiful Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See 4-H camp, adjacent to Kankakee River State Park, near Bourbonnais Illinois. Attention ATMers! 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, catered meals, a swap market, vendors, and a guest speaker or two. Children can participate in their very own age appropriate door prize drawings. Gather with your friends at one or more of our traditional Prairie Dog Community Picnics; and dont 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 Every 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. 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. Follow Rock Creek as it traverses the camp property through a small Silurian dolostone canyon; thats right, this isnt just any ol canyon .... its a Silurian dolostone canyon!! Nearby Kankakee River State Park has an extensive bike trail system, and offers many other recreational opportunities.
Date:
09/13/2012 12:00AM   —  09/16/2012 12:00AM
Location:
Bourbonnais IL, United States
Contact:
John Weber
Phone:
708 481-7970
Email:
infopssp@prairieskies.org
URL:
www.prairieskies.org

Okie-Tex Star Party

Star Party [SP]
The 29th Annual Okie-Tex Star Party is hosted by the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club and features "Bortle 1" skies for incredible observing and imaging. Catered Meals, speakers, camping & bunkhouse available.
Date:
09/08/2012 07:00AM   —  09/16/2012 10:00AM
Location:
Kenton OK, United States
Contact:
Mike Dennis
Phone:
405-640-9499
Email:
registrar@okie-tex.com
URL:
http://www.okie-tex.com

GSSP

Star Party [SP]
Golden State Star Party
Date:
07/18/2012 08:00AM   —  07/22/2012 12:00PM
Location:
Adin CA, United States
Contact:
Richard Ozer
Phone:
none
Email:
info@goldenstatestarparty.org
URL:
http://www.goldenstatestarparty.org/

Cherry Springs Star Party (CSSP)

Star Party [SP]
The Cherry Springs Star Party or CSSP will be held 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 2011 Star Party was a great success and featured talented speakers and good opportunities for observing. The Registration Desk will open at approximately 12 PM on Thursday and will be open at various times throughout the weekend. We hope to see YOU at the Star Party!
Date:
06/14/2012 12:00PM   —  06/14/2012 12:00PM
Location:
Coudersport, United States
Contact:
Bob Young
Phone:
717-234-4616
Email:
president@astrohbg.org
URL:
http://www.astrohbg.org/CSSP/Information.html

Rocky Mountain Star Stare 2012

Star Party [SP]
For over two decades, astronomers from across the U.S. and around the world have been gathering each summer in the mountains west of Colorado Springs. What draws them here each year? Dark skies. Not just dark skies, but dark skies with amazing transparency. These gazers of the stars are enjoying Rocky Mountain Star Stare! Help us celebrate over 25 years at RMSS 2012!! RMSS is one of this nation's premier star parties. This year's event will be held from June 13 - June 17, 2012 and on our own private land just north of Gardner, CO. Average attendance is usually 350 astronomers. This year's theme is "Apocalypse...Not!" Registration will open 15 March 2012!! The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society sponsors this gathering of amateur astronomers. Incredible fields of stars by night are supplemented by day with workshops, children's activities, door prizes, catered meals and fun for everyone.
Date:
06/13/2012 12:00AM   —  06/17/2012 12:00AM
Location:
Gardner CO
Contact:
Bruce P Bookout
Phone:
719.330.1701
Email:
chairman@rmss.org
URL:
http://www.rmss.ord

6th Annual Bootleg Astronomers Star Party

Star Party [SP]
The 6th Annual Bootleg Astronomers Star Party will begin at 10AM on Friday May 18th thru Noon, Sunday, May 20th , at Green River Conservation Area , Harmon Illinois. Come and explore the night skies with us under some of the darkest skies in the State of Illinois. We promise... You will be "WOWED"! Upon your arrival you will receive an informational packet full of goodies, provided by us, including your ticket for our fabulous door prize give-a way. We will provide free coffee, hot chocolate, & tea both nights. Tent & RV camping. Water and sanitary facilities on site. Electricity to charge your batteries/packs is available as well. We will provide several battery chargers for your use. (note, this is a wilderness area). Motels are available in nearby Princeton off I-80. This is a big birding area as well as the Land of Lincoln for daytime excursions . Hunting & fishing as well. Only $25.00 for both nights if you register by May 5th. The price after that date is $40.00. Please visit our website at http://bootlegastronomy.com for our registration form. We will also have T-shirts for sale & as usual this years' shirt will be a visual treat for your eyes designed by Mike Foster! Welcome aboard Matey's ! No one walks the plank at this "Party". And We do mean "Party" ! "Bootleg Astronomers", Pillaging the Universe one Star at a time."
Date:
05/18/2012 10:00AM   —  05/20/2012 12:00PM
Location:
Harmon IL, United States
Contact:
Paul Jhona
Phone:
262-473-6127
Email:
katz53@charter.net
URL:
http://bootlegastronomers.com

Michiana Astro Star Party

Astronomical Events [A]
The Michiana Astronomical Society Presents: The Fourth Annual Michiana Star Party At Dr. TK Lawless Park in Vandalia, MI
Date:
05/18/2012 12:00AM   —  05/20/2012 12:00AM
Location:
Vandalia MI, United States
Contact:
Ruth Craft
Email:
rcraft@sbcsc.k12.in.us
URL:
http://michiana-astro.org/

East Coast Star Party

Star Party [SP]
Coinjock N.C. - Presented by Kent Brackwell - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers Va.Beach
Date:
05/10/2012 12:00AM   —  05/13/2012 12:00AM
Location:
Coinjock NC
Contact:
Kent Blackwell
Email:
kent@exis.net

Michiana Astro Star Party

Star Party [SP]
The Michiana Astronomical Society Presents: The Fourth Annual Michiana Star Party At Dr. TK Lawless Park in Vandalia, MI
Date:
04/18/2012 12:00AM   —  04/20/2012 12:00AM
Location:
Vandalia MI, United States
Contact:
Ruth Craft
Email:
rcraft@sbcsc.k12.in.us
URL:
http://michiana-astro.org/