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Salford Observatory Open Evening

February 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - April 30, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Salford Observatory, Chaseley Road
Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ United Kingdom

Find out more about Salford Astronomical Society and observe through their large 18.5" reflecting telescope by joining their members on this one of their frequent observatory open nights. Attendance is free with no obligation to join. These events are weather dependent therefore please confirm with event organiser that this event is going ahead.

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Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - December 24 @ 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge
Dalmellington, East Ayrshire KA6 7PZ United Kingdom

Amaze at the wonderfully dark skies above Galloway, see the Milky Way arching overhead and observe through large aperture instruments with the assistance of experienced resident and volunteer Astronomers. Events take place most weekday and weekend evenings (closed Monday's and Tuesday's) and the observatory is sometimes reserved for private events. Event start and end times vary throughout the year. Advanced booking required.

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Michiana Star Party 10 – MSP10

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - May 20 @ 3:00 pm
Dr. T.K. Lawless Park, 15122 Monkey Run Street
Vandalia, MI 49095 United States

We are proud to announce our Tenth Annual Michiana Star Party. Hosted by the Michiana Astronomical Society (Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan). Observing, talks and presentations, etc… Annual Star Party, date varies with dark weekend of the Moon and facility availability. Cost: $30-$5 – Free for kids

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RTMC Astronomy Expo

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - May 28 @ 10:00 am
Camp Oakes, 47400 Monte Vista Dr
Big Bear, CA 92314 United States

Astronomers! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced amateur astronomer, we welcome you to attend the RTMC Astronomy Expo, Memorial Day weekend just outside of Big Bear City See the stars from the clear air of YMCA Camp Oakes Learn of new developments in amateur telescope making Check out commercial telescopes and equipment brought by vendors for observers Listen to excellent presentations covering observing, telescopes, and getting started in…

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Brough Astronomical Society Meeting

May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 31, 2018

Brough Observatory, Prescott Avenue
Brough, HU15 1BB United Kingdom

Every fourth Monday of the month is your chance to join the friendly members of Brough Astronomy Club at their observatory for a hands-on introduction to astronomy. Take your telescope along to receive help and chat about all things astronomy over a cuppa (or a beer from the club house!) Contact the event organisers a few days in advance via their website to confirm the event is going ahead.

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St Andrews Observatory Open Evening

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 30, 2019

St Andrews Observatory, University of St Andrews
St Andrews, KY16 United Kingdom

The St Andrews Observatory opens its doors every first Wednesday of the month. This is a great opportunity to meet the Astronomers and see the James Gregory Telescope -- the largest in Scotland.

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11th Annual ” Bootleg Astronomers” Star Party

June 7 - June 10
Green River Conservation Area, Harmon, IL United States
$35

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 provided by us, including your ticket for our fabulous door prize give-a way. We will provide free coffee, hot chocolate, & tea all nights. Tent & RV camping. Water and sanitary facilities on site. Electricity to…

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Isle of Man Astronomical Society Meeting

June 7 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:45pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 30, 2019

Isle of Man Observatory, Higher Foxdale
Foxdale, Isle of Man IM4 3HB United Kingdom

Join members of the Isle of Man Astronomical Society for their monthly meeting including a presentation and observing through their telescopes.  The observatory will be open if weather permits.  Small fee asked from non-members on the door.

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Big Lagoon State Park Deep Sky Gaze

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - June 10 @ 12:00 am
Big Lagoon State Park, 12301 Gulf Beach Highway
Pensacola, FL 32507 United States
$6

On the Saturday closest to the third quarter moon, members of the Escambia Amateur Astronomers host a star party at Big Lagoon State Park. These deep sky sessions feature astrophotography and deep sky observing for the public, campers, and club members. Bring your own scopes, binocs, and cameras.

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Cornwall Astronomy Society Meeting & Stargazing

June 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

Degibna Chapel, Degibna Lane
Helston, TR12 7PR United Kingdom

Meeting of Cornwall Astronomy Society to which members of the public are also welcome, including observing afterwards if weather permits.

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Rocky Mountain Star Stare

June 13 - June 17
Starry Meadows, 3854 Gardner Road
Gardner, CO 81040 United States
$45

Rocky Mountain Star Stare is an annual premiere star party sponsored by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. RMSS is held at the Society's personally owned 35 acres of spectacular mountain view property. RMSS's "Starry Meadows" is located just outside of Gardner, CO between the Sangre de Cristo and Wet mountain ranges, at an altitude of 7,600 feet above sea level with crystal clear blue skies. The location is about 2…

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Fort Pickens Sky Interpretation

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - June 16 @ 12:00 am
Battery Worth on Fort Pickens, 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 United States
$20

For 42 years members of the Escambia Amateur Astronomers have volunteered in service to the Parks to lead sky interpretation sessions. We start with a video presentation in the Battery Worth Amphitheater at 7:30 PM, followed by telescopic observations of the Milky Way and other galaxies in the parking lot. Deep sky gaze on the Friday closest to the new moon for the NPS. Held from April-October at Battery Worth on Fort Pickens.

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Perton Library Astronomy Group Meeting

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 30, 2019

Perton Library, Severn Drive
Perton, WV6 7QU United Kingdom

The Perton Library Astronomy Group is a small, friendly group that is open for anyone with an interest in astronomy to join them.  They meet on the third Thursday every month, events are completely free and involve stargazing and observing outside if the weather is clear. No booking required, just turn up!

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Adorama Inspire: Night Sky On-location

June 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Central Park, New York, West 65th Street
New York City, NY United States
$25

Join photographer Stan Honda for a night sky shooting session in Central Park. You’ll learn the basics of photographing celestial objects with a digital camera and ordinary lenses. We’ll have views of the NYC skyline as well as the open sky above as darkness falls. Learn composition, focusing, reading the histogram, using the right lens and what to look for in the night sky. You should be able to operate…

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ALCON 2018

July 11 - July 14
Hilton Hotel & Convention Center Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hotel, Hilton Hotel & Convention Center Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hotel
Minneapolis, MN United States

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is hosting the 2018 Astronomical League Convention (ALCON 2018) from July 11th to July 14th, 2018. Our venue for the convention is the Hilton Hotel and Convention Center conveniently located near the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport and the world-famous Mall of America. In addition, we will also be showcasing our world-class outreach facility, Eagle Lake Observatory, with its two observatories and classroom facilities. We have started gathering a…

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Wyoming Astronomy Retreat

August 5 - August 11
Absaroka Ranch, P.O. Box 929
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
$1950

This retreat will not only be a once in a lifetime view of the night sky, but a once in a lifetime western vacation! Come stay with us for 6 nights at the rural Absaroka Ranch located in Dubois, Wyoming. Along with unlimited access to our skies every night our package includes: – Lodging in our cozy cabins. – Three delicious gourmet-style meals per day – Daily activites including: horseback…

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AstroBlast 2018

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - August 13 @ 12:00 pm

AstroBlast is a regional star party held by the Oil Region Astronomical Society since 1994. The dates for this year's AstroBlast will be from noon Wednesday, August 8th, through noon Monday, August 13th. Early registration for the event will begin in late March, when a pre-registration form will be posted on this site. We expect to have a full schedule of speakers on Friday evening and Saturday, as well as some of our traditional AstroBlast activities, such…

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Starfest

August 9 - August 12
Starfest, 232352 2 Wgr Conc.
Ayton, Ontario N0G 1C0 Canada

Starfest is Canada's largest star part and conference. Please visit our web site once it gets updated at http://www.nyaa.ca and follow the links to the Starfest page. Runs 10 AM to dawn. See website for price details. Pricing similar to 2017 rates.

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Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival

August 23 - August 26
Fort Smith / Wood Buffalo National Park, Box 1354
Fort Smith, NWT X0E 0P0 Canada

The Dark Sky Festival (DSF) is a multi-day family event that provides everyone with an opportunity to explore the wonders of the universe around us and the science that makes it all work. Dark Sky Festival activities take place in Fort Smith, NWT (Canada) and the in world's largest Dark Sky Preserve, Wood Buffalo National Park. See website for pricing.

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Arunah Hill Days

August 31 - September 2
Arunah Hill, 218 Trouble St.
Cummington, MA 01026 United States

Dark Skies, Speakers, Free Model Rockets for kids, nature walks, and Really Bad Sci-Fi Theater. Rustic camping included with admission. Family Friendly. No Dogs. Twenty-seventh annual Arunah Hill Days! Cost is $10 per person, kids under 16 free.

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Astronomy Weekend at Blackwater Falls State Park

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - September 8 @ 5:00 pm
Blackwater Falls State Park, 1584 Blackwater Lodge Road
Davis, WV 26260 United States
Free

For 29 years, the Kanawha Valley Astronomical Society has teamed up with Blackwater Falls State Park to sponsor this event. Day events include guest speakers on a variety of astronomy topics. Night time provides star gazing under West Virginia’s incredibly dark skies - an astronomer and astrophotographers dream come true! Event Start Time September 6 - 7:30 PM September 7 - 1:00 PM September 8 - 9:00 AM Event End…

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Southwest Astronomy Festival

September 7 - September 9
Cedar Breaks National Monument, Highway 143 East
Brian Head, UT 84719 United States
Free

Join us for the 2nd annual Southwest Astronomy Festival. The Southwest Astronomy Festival is coordinated by the Cedar Breaks National Monument and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, with additional support from organizations within the community. Together, we provide a series of events that focus on astronomy, dark sky preservation, and having fun in the great outdoors. Through star parties, sun parties, and many other activities, we seek to foster a relationship…

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Almost Heaven Star Party

September 7 - September 11
Spruce Knob Mountain Center, 18 Woodlands Way
Circleville, WV 26804 United States

The Almost Heaven Star Party near Spruce Knob West Virginia offers some of the darkest skies east of the Mississippi. We also offer camping, meals plus we also offer astronomy centered lectures, and notable speakers. We also offer as side tours including hikes of a beaver dam and Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia, historical railroad tours, canoeing, caving, and Green Bank Observatory. Cost: Before June 1st $85, after June 1st $105

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Stargazing at the Tower

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hoghton Tower, Hoghton Tower, Hoghton
Preston, Lancashire PR5 0SH United Kingdom
£32.00

Wonder and marvel at the stars of the night sky in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Hoghton Tower. Sunday 11th November, 5pm site open & lecture at 6pm Join us at Hoghton Tower on Sunday 11th November for an exclusive astronomical event. A lecture will be given in our beautiful Banqueting Hall from Professor Donald Kurtz, a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, who specialises in Asteroseismology.…

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