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Iowa Star Party

September 1 - September 5
Iowa Star Party,
1436 Highway 141
Coon Rapids, IA 50058 United States
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The 2016 Iowa Star Party will be held at WhiteRock Conservancy near Coon Rapids Iowa on September 1st – 5th. Setup begins Thursday afternoon. There will be a free public night on Friday, September 2nd. Registration information is available at www.amesastronomers.com/iowastarparty. Cost: $40/person or $50/family

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Arunah Hill Days

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - September 4 @ 12:00 pm
Arunah Hill,
218 Trouble St.
Cummington, MA 01026 United States
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A family-oriented weekend of astronomy, star gazing, nature walks, and science education. -All events are free and open to the public. Novice Stargazers Welcome. -A limited number of primitive camp sites are available for a modest fee, on a first come, first serve" basis. -Absolutely no pets or alcohol allowed on the premises. -Attendees are asked to restrict use of white light flashlights when telescopes are in use. (Red Filters…

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Almost Heaven Star Party

September 2 - September 6
Spruce Knob Mountain Center,
18 Woodlands Way
Circleville, WV 26804 United States
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At one of the few dark sky sites east of the Mississippi enjoy dark skies, good meals, Astronomy related presentations including Rod Mollise and fellowship with Astronomy related friends. You can also visit the Green Bank Radio Telescope, go caving or canoeing or hike to the summit of Spruce Knob, the highest point on WV. We look forward to seeing you at the Almost Heaven Star Party on September 2,…

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$50

UBarU Star Party – 2016

September 2 - September 5
UBarU Star Party 2016,
277 UBarU Drive
Mountain Home, TX 78058 United States
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A comprehensive star party event over Labor Day weekend at UBarU Camp & Retreat Center – a 142-acre IDA-certified Dark-Sky Park in the Texas Hill Country. The event will feature star parties each night, afternoon lecture/presentations by professional astronomers, door-prize drawings and various recreational activities available at the park. Also, on-site lodging and meals (including a Texas-style barbecue) are available to participants. Cost: $50 (event) up to $250 depending on…

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$42

Aurora Borealis Weekend

September 2 @ 5:00 pm - September 5 @ 11:00 pm
Gordon’s Park – RASC Dark Sky Preserve,
18777 Hwy 6, R.R.#1
Tehkumma, Manitoulin Island, Ontario P0P 2C0 Canada
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Longer nights make September a beautiful time of the year to watch for the Northern Lights. Join us for an incredible astronomy experience, camping & observing the beautiful night skies of Manitoulin on site in the RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve at Gordon’s Park. The Dark Sky Preserve offers exceptionally dark skies, no light pollution, 360 degree observing, 21.45 SQM and an 8” Dobsonian Telescope. The weekend includes a wine…

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Free

New England Fall Astronomy Festival

September 9 @ 8:00 am - September 10 @ 5:00 pm
University of New Hampshire Observatory,
Spinney Lane
Durham, NH 03824 United States
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Enjoy talks by amateurs and experts, hands-on games and activities, educational presentations and stories for kids, interaction with space science researchers and students from UNH, displays from other NH science advocates like the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and the Margaret and H.A. Rey Center, and of course observing from dozens of telescopes! Dr. Seth Shostak, director of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) will kick off the festival at 7 p.m., Sept.…

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$7

ScopeOut

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cincinatti Observatory Center,
3489 Observatory Place
Cincinatti, OH 45208 United States
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Our all day (and all night) celebration of Astronomy, Science and Education. Presentations, science demonstrations and hands-on activities, safe sun viewing, STEM. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), Environmental Education and History exhibitors. And more than a few surprises too. 2016 Keynote Speaker is Dava Sobel. Dava Sobel is an American writer of popular expositions of scientific topics. Her books include Longitude, about English clockmaker John Harrison, and Galileo's Daughter. Cost:…

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$7.50

Mars Meetup & Star Party w/ Dr. Robert Zubrin and Brian Enke

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Boulder Main Library,
1001 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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Join us for an energetic discussion all about Mars Settlement w/ NYT bestselling author and President of the Mars Society Dr. Robert Zubrin. Southwest Research Institutes Senior Research Analyst and Author, Brian Enke along with Dr. Zubrin will offer insight into why we have yet to land a person on the red planet. They will also go into exciting detail about what it will take to “land boots on Mars…

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A Tour of the Solar System

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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This event will occur on the 3rd Saturday in September, October & November.
NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center,
Route 175 (Building J-20)
Wallops Island, VA 23337 United States
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During this Science on a Sphere presentation, we will take a tour of the solar system with stops at the sun, the planets, moons and a dwarf planet.

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Okie-Tex Star Party

September 24 - October 2
Okie-Tex Star Party,
Camp Billy Joe
Kenton, OK 73946 United States
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The Oklahoma City Astronomy Club is pleased to invite you to the 33rd Annual Okie-Tex Star Party! What started as a weekend retreat for members of the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club has grown into one of the TOP TEN star parties in the country. The star party will again be held at Camp Billy Joe near Kenton Oklahoma and Black Mesa and offers some of the darkest skies anywhere in…

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2016 CAA OTAA Convention – Rescheduled

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - September 25 @ 2:00 am
Letha House Park – West,
5800-5994 Richman Road
Spencer, OH 44275 United States
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The CAA's annual OTAA Convention event has been rescheduled to take place on September 24, 2016 at Letha House Park West; registration should begin at 3:00 PM. The gathering was to have been held July 30 but a scheduling issue prevented it taking place. Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/28YuWFGRu6t Socializing, a cookout, door prize raffle, astronomy talk, and (weather permitting) star party are planned for the day and night, and members of…

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$50

Illinois Dark Skies Star Party

September 29 - October 1
Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area,
10149 County Hwy 11
Chandlerville, IL 62627 United States
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Now in our 15th year! Good site, plenty of room to spread out, good food, good programs, friendly folks, and of course The IDSSP Give-Away. For those of you who have not been to our star party before, there is no better place in Illinois to spend a weekend with your telescope than at IDSSP!

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Great Basin National Park Astronomy Festival

September 29 - October 1
Great Basin Astronomy Festival,
100 Great Basin National Park
Baker, NV 89311 United States
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Great Basin National Park has focused our interpretive and education programs to feature the pristine dark sky above the park. In our public astronomy program, which exceeds 100 per year, we get thousands of national park visitors a glimpse of our larger universe, many for the first time. The capstone to our astronomy program is our Astronomy Festival, a three-day event, Thursday through Saturday, around a new moon in the…

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$40

Great Lakes Star Gaze

September 29 - October 2
River Valley RV Park,
2165 South Bailey Lake Ave.
Gladwin, MI 48624 United States
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Location and dark sky are the main attractions of this star party. Gladwin’s central location provides excellent observing without traveling hours into Northern Michigan. Limiting magnitudes are estimated to be around 6.5 at zenith with some minor light domes from the cities of Mt. Pleasant and Midland, some 30 mi. away. This is a star party for the astronomer who loves to observe and mingle with other astronomers. Some practical…

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RATT 2016 – Starparty Ravensburg

September 30 - October 2
Alexander Reinders,
Teufelsberg 2
Horgenzell, Baden-Württemberg 88263 Germany
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Three days of observing the sky with telescopes with amateur astronomers, interesting lectures and lots of fun for everyone who is interested!

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$25

Astroassembly

September 30 - October 1
Seagrave Memorial Observatory Observatory,
47 Peeptoad Road
North Scituate, RI 02857 United States
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Since the mid 1950's, The Skyscrapers of RI have hosted Astroassembly at Seagrave Memorial Observatory in North Scituate RI. Friday evening informal talks, all day event on Saturday with swap tables, talks, raffles and more. Featured speaker is Dennis Conti PHD, head of the exoplanet section of the AAVSO.

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$40

Hidden Hollow Star Party

September 30 - October 2
Hidden Hollow Camp,
5127 Possum Run Rd
Bellville, OH 44813 United States
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Star Party located at Warren Rupp Observatory near Mansfield OH. Rural, dark and scenic location with guest speakers, vendors, cabins and camping available. Also hot showers and food on site. Decently dark sky with a 36 inch observatory telescope for viewing. Ample space and electrical power.

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Connecticut Star Party

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - October 2 @ 11:00 am
Connecticut Star Party,
278 West Side road
Goshen, CT United States
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CSP has a new location as of last year in Goshen, CT. This is one of the darkest sky areas in Connecticut. The main observing field is HUGE, level and has great horizons. We have camping around the field and an area for campers. Bunk houses are also available. The camp has a bath building with flush toilets and warm showers. There is a food plan for the weekend available.…

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$42

Capture the Night Sky Astrophotography Weekend

September 30 @ 5:00 pm - October 2 @ 11:00 pm
Gordon’s Park – RASC Dark Sky Preserve,
18777 Hwy 6, R.R.#1
Tehkumma, Manitoulin Island, Ontario P0P 2C0 Canada
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Join us for an incredible weekend photographing the beautiful night skies of Manitoulin, on site in the RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve at Gordon’s Park. The Dark Sky Preserve offers exceptional dark skies (darkest in Ontario), no light pollution, 360 degree observing, horizon to horizon, perfect to capture those amazing images. Registration Fee is $42.00 & tax per person, per day, $85.00 & tax per family per day (2 adults,…

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Pennyrile Stargaze

October 1 - October 9
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park,
20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd
Dawson Springs, KY 42408 United States
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The Pennyrile Stargaze is a continuation of another very popular star party that was held on the same viewing field until 2014. 2015 was our first year using our new name, but most of the people and the same pristine Western Kentucky skies remain the same. Please visit our Facebook, Pennyrile Stargaze for the latest information. Hope to see you there.

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