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Furnace Creek Resort/Las Vegas Astronomical Society Star Party

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - February 6 @ 11:00 pm
Furnace Creek Resort,
Death Valley National Park, Death Valley, CA 92328 United States
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Death Valley National Park and Furnace Creek Resort invite the Las Vegas Astronomical Society to conduct their bi-annual Death Valley Star Party. The weekend will include stargazing, solar viewing, and night sky tours. Enjoy crystal clear desert skies at night. During the day, enjoy horseback riding, golfing, hiking, touring, tennis, spa treatments, spring-fed pools, and gourmet meals at the beautiful Furnace Creek Resort. Visit our website at furnacecreekresort.com for reservations. Find out more »
Free

Public Talk by NASA scientist Natalie Batalha “A Planet for Goldilocks”

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
VPA Theater, Evergreen Valley College,
3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135 United States
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Public Talk: "A Planet for Goldilocks: NASA's Search for Life beyond the Solar System” by Dr. Natalie Batalha Not too hot, not too cold” reads the prescription for a world that’s just right for life as we know it. Finding evidence of life beyond Earth is one of the primary goals of science agencies in the United States and abroad. The goal looms closer as a result of discoveries made… Find out more »
Free

Public Stargazing Night

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Montgomery Hill Observatory,
Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA 95135 United States
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View the skies with a 7” refractor telescope observatory, 14 “ schmidt cassegrain telescope observatory and several telescopes set out for the public. Bring your kids, friends and relatives. Please note that stargazing is weather dependent. There will be a free public Astronomy talk before the stargazing event, 6 pm – 7 pm at Visual Performing Arts (VPA) theater, Evergreen Valley College by Natalie Batalha: “A Planet for Goldilocks: NASA's… Find out more »
$125

Winter Star Party

February 8 - February 12
Camp Wesumkee,
34200 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key, FL 33043 United States
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A week long observing and imaging extravaganza located in the beautiful southern Florida Keys. Camp out under the expansive clear and dark skies, on the beach at Camp Wesumkee on Scout Key. Activities for the whole family to include guest speaker/workshops on various astronomy related subjects along with astrophotography acquisition and processing techniques. A children's astronomy program is offered free of charge. Onsite bathrooms and showers available 24 hours. Food… Find out more »
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Astronomy & Night Sky Winter Series

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center,
Route 175 (Building J-20), Wallops Island, VA 23337 United States
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The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will host an Astronomy and Night Sky Winter Series beginning on Friday, January 15 from 7 – 10 p.m. During each event, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities that include an Astronomy 101 presentation, astronomy-themed movies, and hands-on activities and crafts. The Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will be on-site to provide expertise and high-powered telescope views… Find out more »
$50

Staunton River Star Party March 2016

March 9 - March 13
Staunton River State Park,
1170 Staunton Trail, Scottsburg, VA 24589 United States
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The Staunton River Star Party is held at Staunton River State Park. The park is the 25th Dark Park in the world and offers some of the last remaining dark skies on the east coast. This years event is four days long. A day was added at the request of the park. Cost: $50 for Full event, $35 for Friday – Sunday. Find out more »

Don Surles Mirror Making Workshop #16

March 10 - March 13
Redden State Forest Lodge,
18074 Redden Forest Drive, Georgetown, DE 19947 United States
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Delmarva Star Gazers will host the Mirror Making Workshop Thursday March 10 through Sunday March 13, 2016, at the Redden State Forest Lodge near Georgetown, Delaware. The purpose of the Seminar is to introduce proven successful mirror making techniques and practices to those wishing to make their own mirrors. Special emphasis will be placed on successfully figuring the mirror. All mirror-making materials will be furnished and expert mirror makers will… Find out more »
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Astronomy & Night Sky Winter Series

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center,
Route 175 (Building J-20), Wallops Island, VA 23337 United States
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The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will host an Astronomy and Night Sky Winter Series beginning on Friday, January 15 from 7 – 10 p.m. During each event, participants will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities that include an Astronomy 101 presentation, astronomy-themed movies, and hands-on activities and crafts. The Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will be on-site to provide expertise and high-powered telescope views… Find out more »
$65

Pickett CCC Memorial State Park

April 1 @ 3:00 pm - April 3 @ 12:00 pm
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park,
4605 Pickett Park Hwy, Jamestown, TN 38556 United States
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Pickett CCC Memorial State Park will be hosting an astronomy weekend April 1-3. We will have programs, astronomy workshops, and an astronomy field at the group camp. We have spots available to stay in the bunkhouse for $50, which includes one bunk bed, all three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. We also have $25 package for anyone who would like to attend dinner on Saturday night. For more… Find out more »
$10

Hodges Gardens Star Party

8th Annual Hodges Gardens Star Party hosted by the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society. Cost: $10.00 per adult if preregistering; $15.00 per adult if registering on-site; park entry fees are $2.00 per day Find out more »
$50

Midsouth Star Gaze and Astronomy Conference

April 6 - April 9
Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium,
One Fine Place, French Camp, MS 39745 United States
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Rainwater Observatory is gearing up for its annual Midsouth Stargaze and Astronomy Conference coming up April 6-9, 2016! This event attracts amateur and professional astronomers from around the country. It is held under one of the darkest skies in the southeastern United States and just off the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway near the village of French Camp, Mississippi. Join us this year for fun, fellowship, observing and fascinating presentations by… Find out more »
$15

SJAC Spring Star Party

Join us for a weekend of observing and community under dark South Jersey skies! Cost: $15.00 per person if preregistered on website; $20.00 per person at event Find out more »

Star Gaze 2016

May 5 - May 8
Trap Pond State Park,
33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956 United States
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Delmarvastargazers is hosting 3 starry nights at Trap Pond State Park in Delaware from May 5, 2016 to May 8, 2016. We have dark skies, camping by your scope with electricity and Wi-Fi, showers and restrooms in the campground, and day activities for family members. We will host a fish fry on Saturday, May 7th. For information, registration and directions go to: http://delmarvastargazers.org/archive/SG2016/ Cost: on link Find out more »

Rocky Mountain Star Stare — 30th Annual!

June 29 - July 3
Starry Meadows,
Off Garden , Gardner, CO 81040 United States
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The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society is pleased to announce the 2016 Rocky Mountain Star Stare (RMSS), being held from Wednesday June 29th through Sunday July 3, 2016. For three decades, 300+ astronomers from across the U.S. and around the world have been gathering each summer in the mountains southwest of Colorado Springs. What draws them here each year? Dark skies. Not just dark skies, but dark skies with amazing transparency.… Find out more »

York County Star Party

July 27 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
Star Party,
370 Kralltown Rd, Wellsville, PA 17365 United States
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TO ALL: After the 2015 party, the York County Astronomical Society voted to discontinue support for the 26-year-old Mason Dixon Star Party in the future. The York County Star Party has been created to host all the attendees that still wish to continue gathering at the same location, Shreveport Airport North. Please consider supporting the new star party being held July 27-31, 2016. Thank you! Cost: TBD Find out more »
$1040

Maine Astronomy Retreat (MARS)

July 31 - August 6
Medomak Retreat Center,
178 Liberty Rd, Washington, ME 04574 United States
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6 night, all-inclusive vacation for you and your telescope, under the dark skies of mid-coast Maine. Treat yourself to dark skies, comfortable beds, hot showers, and great food. All-inclusive price is $1040-1240, depending on single vs. double occupancy. Medomak Retreat Center of mid-coast Maine is hosting its annual week-long astronomy retreat July 31-August 6, 2016. The property enjoys some of the darkest skies in the northeast, with a limiting visual… Find out more »

Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival

August 18 - August 21
Fort Smith / Wood Buffalo National Park,
Box 1354, Fort Smith, NWT X0E 0P0 Canada
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Weekend of activities and the thrill of discovery in exploring science and the universe around us. At the DSF we do not just look at stars, we try to answer your questions about science and space through fun and interactive activities. Festival takes place in Fort Smith, NWT and the in world's largest Dark Sky Preserve, Wood Buffalo National Park. Come explore the universe and enjoy our renowned northern hospitality!… Find out more »
$50

2016 Chiefland Star Party

October 23 - October 30
Chiefland Astronomy Village – Billy Dodd Memorial Field,
5450 NW 52nd Ct, Chiefland, FL 32626 United States
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Each year the Chiefland Observers presents the Chiefland Star Party located on the Billy Dodd Memorial Field. A week long event for visual observers, imagers and anyone interested in astronomy. Complete with astronomical vendors, speakers, door prizes and on site food. Tents, RVs, Campers, Motor Homes, Pop-Ups and the like are all welcome! Cost: $50 – Members / $70 Non-Members (RV hook ups extra) Find out more »
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