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Black Holes: Space Warps and Time Twists at Lowell Observatory

April 17 - August 1
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Exhibit Open Daily.
Lowell Observatory,
1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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This exhibit was developed by educators and scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). Its interactive stations address a number of questions, such as: What is a black hole? Where are black holes? How do we find black holes if they are really black? What would happen if you fell into a black hole?One popular exhibit station allows visitors to experience their own black hole adventure. Using one of… Find out more »

New Views of the Universe Exhibit

May 19, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Lowell Observatory,
1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Developed by the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), this exhibition immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission. With a scale model of the Hubble Space Telescope as the focal point, “satellite” units incorporate hands-on activities about how the telescope works, and a “Space/Time” section features Hubble’s contributions to the exploration of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe. Information and… Find out more »

Mount Kobau Star Party

July 26 - August 3
Mount Kobau,
Mt Kobau, Okanagan-Similkameen A, British Columbia V0X Canada
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According to the home page for this star party, it is "not for the faint of heart." Designed to provide excellent views of the sky for serious observers, this star party is set on the summit of Mount Kobau, about an hour's drive from the nearest town, Osoyoos. So if you're looking to truly escape the pall of light pollution for a few nights (and can brave the chilly temperatures atop Mount Kobau) then this is the star party for you! The admission fee covers talks, tours, workshops, and other events during the star party. Find out more »

Nebraska Star Party

July 27 - August 1
Snake Campground, Merritt Reservoir,
Snake Campground, Merritt Reservoir 69201
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Plan now to sail off on your own voyage of discovery this summer with us! The astronomical views from Merritt Reservoir’s Snake Campground are fabulous, and there are plenty of recreational opportunities to keep the entire family entertained all week long at the 21st annual Nebraska Star Party. For newcomers, NSP is the perfect place to become acquainted with the wonders of the heavens which can’t be seen from cities.… Find out more »

Perseids Party

August 8 - 12
Gordon’s Park - RASC Dark Sky Preserve,
18777 Hwy 6, R.R.#1, Tehkumma, Manitoulin Island, Ontario P0P 2C0 Canada
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Stargazing & Camping in the RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve at Gordon's Park on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. Guest presenters, wine & cheese welcome reception, public observing sessions, pot luck supper, solar observing, slide show, horseshoe tournament and more. The dark sky preserve offers exceptional dark skies, the darkest in the Province of Ontario, no light pollution, 360 degree observing and a 21.45 SQM reading. Find out more »

Oregon Star Party

For the 27 years, amateur astronomers and their families from all over the world have gathered each year at Indian Trail Spring to enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere, dark skies, low humidity and wonderful views of the night sky.  Located 35 miles east of Prineville, Oregon in the Ochoco National Forest, Oregon Star Party (OSP) is one of the three darkest and largest star parties in the United States. … Find out more »
$700 per person (all-inclusive)

Medomak Astronomy Retreat and Symposia (MARS)

August 19 - 23
Medomak Family Camp,
178 Liberty Road, Washington, ME 04574 United States
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Imagine a star party like no other — a place where the skies are very dark and your scope is just steps from a private cabin with a comfy bed, a hot shower, home-cooked meals, and 24/7 coffee! Find out more »

Starfest 2014

August 21 - 24
River Place Park,
RR 3, Ayton, Ontario Canada
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This year our theme is "To Explore New Worlds". The even is being held at our usual campsite. The address and contact numbers there are Location:    River Place Park RR 3, Ayton, Ontario, Canada Their Phone: 519-665-2228 Fax:519-665-7928 Registration can be done at out WEB site. This is a large camping site with bathroom, shower and pool facilities. Food items can also be purchased at the cafe. There are daily… Find out more »

Julian Starfest

August 21 - 23
Menghini Winery,
1150 Julian Orchards Dr, Julian, CA 92036 United States
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Come and enjoy the largest FREE public star party in Southern California at the 7th Annual Julian StarFest, hosted by the San Diego Astronomy Association, under the dark skies of Menghini Winery near San Diego’s mountain resort of Julian (think fine wine and fresh baked hot apple pie). This is a weekend of astronomical events, including guest speakers, exhibits by major telescope and accessory vendors, an astronomy swap meet, a… Find out more »

Northwood Startfest 2014

August 22 - 24
Beaver Creek Reserve,
S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742 United States
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The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society will it's annual Northwoods Starfest on August 22nd-24th, 2014 at Hobbs Observatory near Fall Creek, Wisconsin. The registration fee covers camping or cabin for two nights, and three meals plus midnight snacks – see the event website for details (post late May). There will be paper sessions, swap meet, dealers, door prizes, and star party. It's an enjoyable weekend of dark-sky viewing and sharing ideas… Find out more »

Almost Heaven Star Party

August 22 - 26
The Mountain Institute,
HC 75 Box 24, Circleville, WV 26804 United States
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We are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Almost Heaven Star Party. The Almost Heaven Star Party takes place in some of the darkest skies east of the Mississippi River. We offer daytime workshops, activities and tours of nearby attractions such as Green Bank Radio Telescope, Cass Mountain Railroad, The Summit of Spruce Knob, (the highest place in West Virginia) plus others. Cost: $80 before 07/01/2014 $100 after 07/01/2014 Find out more »

Nova East Star Party

August 22 - 24
Smileys Provincial Park,
Haunts County, Nova Scotia Canada
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Nova East is Atlantic Canada's longest running star party. In addition to nighttime observing, attendees have the opportunity to participate in workshops and competitions, hear professional astronomers speak, and more! Find out more »

Black Forest Star Party

August 22 - 24
Cherry Springs State Park,
Potter County, PA United States
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The annual Black Forest Star Party is hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Observers in Cherry Springs State Park, Potter County, PA. As one of the darkest sites in Pennsylvania, at an altitude of 2300 ft above sea level, this is a prime spot for nighttime observing. The skies are so dark and clear that amateur astronomers have started organizing impromptu events in the park during observing season. Registration is only $30 for adults, and free for children under 18. Find out more »

Manitoulin Star Party

August 29 - September 1
Gordon’s Park - RASC Dark Sky Preserve,
18777 Hwy 6, R.R.#1, Tehkumma, Manitoulin Island, Ontario P0P 2C0 Canada
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Stargazing & Camping in the RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve at Gordon's Park on Manitoulin Island in Ontario. Guest presenters, wine & cheese welcome reception, public observing sessions, pot luck supper, solar observing, slide show, horseshoe tournament and more. The dark sky preserve offers exceptional dark skies, the darkest in the Province of Ontario, no light pollution, 360 degree observing and a 21.45 SQM reading. Find out more »
$7

ScopeOut Astronomy & Education Fair

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cincinatti Observer Center,
3489 Observatory Place, Cincinatti, OH 45208 United States
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Our annual telescope and education fair. Solar viewing, displays, classes, meteorites, history tours, optional dinner & keynote lecture, and nighttime viewing. Exhibitors and vendors. It's a full day of astronomy for adults, kids, scouts, teachers, everyone. The Keynote Lecturer is PBS Star Gazers co-host James Albury. James and Observatory Astronomer Dean Regas co-host the popular backyard astronomy segments seen on hundreds of PBS stations around the world. General admission is… Find out more »
35-70

Great Lakes Star Gaze

September 18 - 21
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… Find out more »

Idaho Star Party

Join the Boise Astronomical Society for the 30th annual Idaho Star Party this September! This event offers a family-friendly atmosphere, complete with programs for kids, door prizes, and guest speaker presentations. It's also perfect for new amateur astronomers - you don't even need to bring your own telescope, as Bruneau Dunes State Park has a public observatory that provides high-quality telescopes for attendees to use. Registration is $25 (register before August 8th for a 50% discount on your registration fee). Find out more »

Alberta Star Party

September 19 - 21
Join the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada for their 28th annual Alberta Star Party. This family-friendly gathering of amateur astronomers usually boasts around 100 attendees, making it a "small, but vibrant party." The ASP is a public event, open to anyone interested in participating. There is a fee of $20 per night to camp in the Starland Recreational Area. Find out more »

Okie-Tex Star Party

September 20 @ 7:00 am - September 28 @ 10:00 am
Camp Billy Joe,
Kenton, OK United States
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Join the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club for their 31st annual Okie-Tex Star Party! This star party boasts some of the darkest skies in the southwest United States. Pre-registration for adults is $50, plus $25 for each additional family member (children under 18 register for free). Find out more »

ORAS AstroBlast 2014

September 23 - 28
Lockwood Observatory, Two Mile Run County Park,
1136 Cherrytree Rd., Franklin, PA 16323 United States
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Amateur astronomers gather for the annual Astroblast star party near Franklin, PA. In addition to excellent nighttime observing, this star party offers telescope building workshops, astronomy kids camp, and an astronomy yard sale. Newcomers are encouraged to attend! Find out more »
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