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Twin Lakes Star Party is held at the old nursery at the Pennyrile State Forest located between Dawson Springs and Hopkinsville KY. This is a laid back event with camping on the field or there is a campground with hookups in the Pennyrile State Park
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 74th Gathering of Amateur Telescope Makers on Breezy Hill. This years Convention features Apollo Moonwalker Captain Alan Bean as Keynote Speaker. there are events and programs for all levels of interest. There are Technical Talks, Childrens Programs,telescope Making Competition, Mirror Making demos, raffles and onsite food vendors. Don't miss this one ! Check out our website ! www.stellafane.org
Green Bank Star Quest 6 The “Quest” Continues! Combining Optical and Radio Astronomy at One Event Come join us June 24th- 27th, 2009 under the dark skies of West Virginia for the 6th annual Green Bank Star Quest at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, WV . By day checkout all the NRAO has to offer, like the new multi- million dollar Visitor’s Center, and free tours of the facilities: including the 100 meter GBT – which is the world’s largest fully steer able radio telescope. Star Quest will explore a Solar & Lunar theme and celebrate the International Year of Astronomy with 4 days of the best Astronomical Speakers in America, imaging classes, vendors, raffles, kids activities, Galileo Scope and nighttime optical observing on over six acres of camp sites at the low price of $85.00 per person for the full four days (Children 18 and under are free with paying adult). For more information visit our web site.
A Themed Star Party. All Celestron Two day event with world renouned speakers David Levy, Steve Coe, Bob Gent and more. A large cache of Door Prizes and a Raffle with a Celestron CPC 800 as first prize. Celestron C.E.O. Joe Lupica and several top Celestron officials will be present. All other makes of telescopes are also welcome. RV and campers allowed. Starizona will also be present as will Infinitees Apperal. All under Dark Arizona skies. Catered Rib Dinners are available and a B&B is right next door, event limit is 150 so reserve a place NOW...
AOAS sponsored Star Party at one of the darkest sites in Arkansas. Plenty of camping space & some cabins still avail. Lectures Sat. PM (including "Dr. Clay"), Vendors & Swap Meet both days. Lots of Scopes at night. Bring Yours! Exit 35, I-40 (Ozark)then N. on Hwy 23 -16 miles.
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