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2017 Winter Star Party

February 20 - February 26
Camp Wesumkee,
34200 Overseas Hwy
Big Pine Key, FL 33043 United States
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The Winter Star Party (WSP) is a serious event designed for amateur astronomers. WSP is held annually, usually during the new moon in February. The event is unique in that it occurs mid-winter during the height of the Florida Keys tourist season. The warm weather, coupled with dark skies, and possibly the steadies skies in North America attracts attendees from all over the frozen United States, Canada, and Europe giving…

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Dark Sky Discovery Night at Battlesteads Observatory

February 27 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Battlesteads Observatory,
The Battlesteads Hotel
Wark, North Umberland NE48 3LS United Kingdom
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Visit Battlesteads Observatory for an evening of stargazing under the dark skies of Northumberland.

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Free

Lincoln Observatory Open Evening

February 28 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Lincoln Observatory,
Westcliffe Street
Lincoln, LN1 3TZ United Kingdom
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Join members of Lincoln Astronomical Society for a public stargazing session at their observatory, small fee applies to non-society members. Please contact event organiser to confirm availability.

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Free

Weekly Observing at Leighton Observatory

March 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 7, 2018
Leighton Observatory,
Pex Hill Visitors Centre
Widnes, WA8 5QW United Kingdom
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Hosted by Liverpool Astronomical Society at their Leighton Observatory this weekly observing session is a great opportunity to have a look through their telescopes. All members of the public welcome.

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Free

Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

March 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 1, 2018
Cygnus Observatory,
Washington Wetland Centre
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Members of the public are invited to join enthusiastic members of Sunderland Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing and observing through their large aperture telescopes. If you need assistance with your own telescope you are welcome to bring it along. These events are held every Thursday through the observing season and are dependent primarily on the weather.

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Free

Sky At Night Stargazing at Down House

March 3 @ 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Home of Charles Darwin – Downe House,
Luxted Road
Downe, Kent BR6 7JT United Kingdom
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Visit Down House -- the home of Charles Darwin -- for this stargazing evening and introduction to astronomy. Listen to the experts as they give talks and share their top tips before viewing through telescopes and gaze up at the stars. Booking required.

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Free

Bayfordbury Observatory Open Evening

March 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bayfordbury Observatory,
Lower Hatfield Road
Bayfordbury, SG13 8LD United Kingdom
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Meet the researchers at the University of Hertfordshire and enjoy their expert guidance as they demonstrate the workings of their seven optical telescopes and, weather permitting, looking through them! There will also be astronomical themed talks and opportunity to have a tour of the night sky in their planetarium making this event all weather compatible! Suitable for all ages, small entrance fee, booking required in advance.

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Free

Public Observing at Simon Langton Grammar School

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Langton Grammar School for Boys,
Langton Lane
Canterbury, CT4 7AR United Kingdom
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Join members of South East Kent Astronomical Society for this one of their regular public stargazing events at this location. Away from the worst of the light pollution the city of Canterbury offers this is a good spot for stargazing and observing through members telescopes -- why not bring your own along if you have one? This event will take place no matter the weather with presentations and talks on…

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Free

Wilton Park Observatory Open Night

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wilton Park Observatory,
Wilton Park
Batley, WF17 0AS United Kingdom
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Join members of Batley & Spenborough Astronomical Society as they open their observatory in Wilton Park for observing by the public, free of charge in return for a small donation. Check out their frequent society meetings too which are also open to the public, a great opportunity to observe the skies through a telescope.

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Free

Observe with Aylesbury Astro

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until March 3, 2017
Winchendon Observatory,
Nether Wichendon
Aylesbury, HP18 United Kingdom
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Every Friday night during the observing season and weather permitting the members of Aylesbury Astronomy Society hold observing sessions at their out-of-town observatory located near the village of Upper Wichendon. The events are open to the public by prior arrangement and are dependent on the weather, the status of events can be seen on their website as well as guidance for visitors. Please contact the event organisers with regards to…

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Free

Callington Astro Group Meeting

March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Dominick Parish Hall,
St Dominick
Callington, PL12 6TD United Kingdom
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Meeting for Callington Astronomy Group to include talk/presentation and observing weather permitting.

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Free

Public Stargazing at Dalby Forest

March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dalby Forest Visitor Centre,
Dalby Forest
Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire YO18 7LT United Kingdom
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Join members of Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society for their monthly public stargazing sessions under the wonderfully dark skies of Dalby Forest. If cloudy presentations will be given in the visitor centre. Free of charge with small suggested donation. The skies above Dalby give an amazing view of the milky way, this is as good as stargazing events get and is not to be missed!

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Seething Observatory Public Open Night

March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Seething Observatory,
Toad Lane
Thwaite, NR35 2EQ United Kingdom
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Escape the city lights and go milky way hunting at this well placed observatory. Enjoy a presentation and tour of the observatory facilities and, if the sky is clear, observe through the large aperture telescopes. Small entrance fee, children welcome (8+ recommended), no booking just turn up on the night.

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Free

Public Observing with Eastbourne Astro

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Redoubt Fortress,
Royal Parade
Eastbourne, BN22 7AQ United Kingdom
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Join members of Eastbourne Astronomical Society for one of their public observing sessions at The Redoubt Fortress, event goes ahead all weather with presentations taking place in the Casement. Free of charge, bring your telescope along if you have one... And enter via the drawbridge!

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Free

Turn Left At Orion: After 30 Years of Turning, Are We There Yet?

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Senior Thesis Center, Ross School,
9 Goodfriend Dr
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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With over 100,000 copies sold since first publication, /Turn Left at Orion/(co-authored by Br. Guy Consolmagno and Prof. Dan Davis) is a unique guidebook to the night sky and the use of small telescopes. This classic, widely considered the “bible” of amateur astronomers, provides all the info to plan observing sessions and quickly locate celestial objects. According to the authors, the adventures of getting the book written and published were…

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Cardiff Astro Observers Club

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dyffryn Observatory,
Dyffryn Gardens
St Nicholas, CF5 6SU United Kingdom
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The public are invited to join members of Cardiff Astronomical Society for a tour of the night sky and observing from their Dyffryn Garden's based observatory, suitable for beginner's this is a great way to discover Astronomy. Events go ahead no matter the weather -- fingers crossed for clear skies!

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Free

Orwell Park Observatory Open Evening

March 7 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Orwell Park Observatory,
Orwell Park School
Nacton, IP10 0ER United Kingdom
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This popular open evening offers a tour of the Victorian Observatory, you'll learn about it's history and the instruments used there, if weather permits you'll observe through their impressive Tomline refracting telescope. Small donation, prior booking essential.

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Observe with Bedford Astro

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Piazzi Smyth Observatory,
Bedford School
Bedford, MK40 2TU United Kingdom
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Join Bedford Astronomical Society for an evening of observing using the large aperture telescope at Bedford School's Piazzi Smyth Observatory. These events are held every Wednesday (weather permitting) between October and April with the exception of the last Wednesday of each month which is usually reserved for members. Please contact the event organiser for the status of this event.

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North Wales Astro Society Observing Night

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Llanelian Community Centre,
Llanelian Road
Llanelian, LL29 United Kingdom
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Join members of North Wales Astronomical Society for their observing night. Bring your telescope and get expert help... £1 fee to cover cost of room hire includes a cuppa and biscuits!

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CEDIC 2017

March 10 - March 12
Ars Electronica Center,
Ars Electronica Strasse 1
Linz, AT 4040 Austria
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Central European Deep-sky Imaging Conference 2017 – Europe's leading astro-imaging conference. Check out the CEDIC web site (http://www.cedid.at) for details!

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Sherwood Observatory Open Night

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sherwood Observatory,
Coxmoor Golf Club
Mansfield, NG17 5LF United Kingdom
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Join members of Huddersfield Astronomical Society at their Sherwood Observatory for an evening of stargazing and observing through their large 16" aperture state-of-the-art telescope. Please check with the event organiser that this event is going ahead and is indeed open to the public (some of their events are tbc).

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Public Observing at Lime Tree Observatory

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lime Tree Observatory,
Lime Tree Farm
Grewelthorpe, HG4 3DA United Kingdom
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Members of the public are welcome to visit the Lime Tree Observatory for an evening of stargazing and observing through their huge 24" aperture telescope, one of the largest public telescopes in the country under some of the darkest skies! Limited spaces so prior booking is essential!

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Astronomy For Beginners with Cleethorpes Astronomical Society

March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Beacon Hill Observatory,
Montgomery Road
Cleethorpes, DN35 United Kingdom
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Join astronomer John Dunthorne from Cleethorpes and District Astronomical Society for this introduction to astronomy. Suitable for anyone who is new to astronomy and is interested in finding their way around the night sky. These events are perfect for those wanting to learn how to use a telescope -- if you have one bring it along. Costing only £1 for adults and 50p for children this is a great way…

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$40

MITS Professional Development Seminar

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Clark University,
Higgins University Center, Clark University
Worcester, MA United States
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A great professional development opportunity for informal educators and classroom teachers interested in astronomy. This full-day seminar will feature two presentations with speakers from the McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: Alien Solar Eclipses: The Importance of Modeling in the Search for Exoplanets AND Sunny With a Chance of Simulations Check our website for a full description of each presentation, and to register: http://mits.org/2017-professional-development-seminar-series/

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$55

Don Surles Mirror Making Workshop #17

March 16 @ 10:00 am - March 19 @ 4:00 pm
Redden State Forest Lodge,
18074 Redden Forest Drive
Georgetown, DE 19947 United States
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Delmarva Star Gazers will host the workshop Thursday March 16 through Sunday March 19, 2017, at the Redden State Forest Lodge, Georgetown, DE, USA. The purpose of the Workshop 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 be available…

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Equinox Stargazing at Bellingham Campsite

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - March 19 @ 12:00 pm
Bellingham Camp & Caravan Club Site,
Bellingham
Hexham, NE48 2HR United Kingdom
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Join us for a weekend of stargazing. This campsite is within the newest and largest Gold Tier dark sky park in Europe and has ‘Dark Sky Stay & Gaze’ and ‘Dark Sky Friendly’ awards from Northumberland Tourism for their efforts to reduce light pollution to a minimum and create the best conditions for observing the night sky. The March equinox occurs on March the 20th so the weekend will mark…

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Observing with Derby & District Astro

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Flamsteed Observatory,
North Lane
Brailsford, DE6 3BE United Kingdom
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Join members of Derby & District Astronomical Society for their monthly public observing session at their Flamsteed Observatory located within easy travel distance north-west from Derby. Events are weather dependent -- please check with event organiser before visiting and to confirm event start time.

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$10

Hodges Gardens Star Party

March 22 - March 26

The 9th Annual Hodges Gardens Star Party will be held on March 22 – 26, 2017. Hosted by the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society, this event takes place within Hodges Gardens State Park in west – central Louisiana. In addition to dark sky viewing, the park also offers visitors the opportunity to fish and canoe in the lake, hike in the piney woods, or visit the famed botanical gardens. Cost: Pre-Registration:…

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Night Sky Safari at Kielder Observatory

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Kielder Observatory,
Kielder Village
Hexham, NE48 1ER United Kingdom
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Join the experienced Astronomers at Kielder Observatory for this one of their regular open evenings, this event coincides with no moon being in the sky and thus the skies will be at their darkest and very best.

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Stargazing Saturday

March 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Astronomy Centre,
Bacup Road A681
Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7HP United Kingdom
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Every Saturday night (weather permitting) the Astronomy Centre opens its observatory doors to the public for an evening of stargazing. This is perhaps the best equipped observatory in the UK hosting a wide range of large aperture telescopes. Please contact the event organisers to check the status of the event you wish to attend.

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Free

Dark Sky Star Party at Lost Maples State Natural Area

March 25 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Lost Maples State Natural Area,
37221 F.M. 187
Vanderpool, TX 78885 United States
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Stargazing & Dark Sky Educational Event Come join us along with members of the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA), Curtis Vaughn Observatory Staff & Lost Maples SNA Staff for a Cosmic Event. Parking Available: Overflow Parking Area & Day Use Parking Areas Event is free of charge with valid park entrance.

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Go Stargazing at Hamsterley

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - March 30 @ 10:00 pm
Hamsterley Forest Visitor Centre,
Hamsterley Forest DL13 3NL United Kingdom
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The dark skies above Hamsterley Forest make for a great place to stargaze, the Milky Way is clearly visible arching across the skies and thousands more stars can be seen compared to our towns and cities. You and your family are invited to join local amateur astronomers for an evening of stargazing and observing through large telescopes. To see the stars depends on the weather, therefore this event will be…

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Astrophotography Workshop plus practical support

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beacon Fell Visitor Centre,
Beacon Fell
Preston, PR3 2NL United Kingdom
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Visit the Forest of Bowland Dark Sky Discovery site and learn how to photograph the contrast of dark skies and the beautiful stars above. Learn how to create beautiful star trails and other compositions that will leave you and your friends breathless, all with just a DSLR camera, lens and tripod! You'll be introduced to the techniques of processing astro-photographs to enhance faint detail in your images. Using tracking mounts…

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Astrophotography workshop plus practical support

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beacon Fell Visitor Centre,
Beacon Fell
Preston, PR3 2NL United Kingdom
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Learn how to create beautiful star trails and other compositions that will leave you and your friends breathless, all with just a DSLR camera, lens and tripod! You'll be introduced to the techniques of processing astro-photographs to enhance faint detail in your images. Using tracking mounts with camera lenses and small telescopes you will be taking pictures you never thought possible! After some time spent in the workshop there will…

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North Pennines Observatory Open Evening

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
North Pennines Observatory,
The Old School House
Allenheads, NE47 9HR United Kingdom
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Join experienced astronomer Graham Relf for a talk about the planet Jupiter and, if the skies are clear, view the planet and its moons through the observatory telescope.

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Jupiter watch at Beacon Fell

April 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Beacon Fell Visitor Centre,
Beacon Fell
Preston, PR3 2NL United Kingdom
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The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Jupiter and its moons. Let our telescopes show you some of the details in Jupiter's cloud bands and its Moons, bring your…

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Free

Huddersfield Observatory Open Night

April 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Huddersfield Observatory,
Blackmoorfoot Road
Heights, HD4 7AF United Kingdom
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Join members of Huddersfield Astronomical Society at their observatory for an evening of stargazing and observing through their large 16" aperture state-of-the-art telescope. Please check with the event organiser that this event is going ahead and is indeed open to the public (some of their events are tbc).

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Free

Durlston Stargazing

April 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Durlston Astronomy Centre,
Durlston Country Park
Swanage, Dorset BH19 2JL United Kingdom
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Join members of Wessex Astronomical Society for a public stargazing session at Durlston Country Park.

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Dark Skies Stargazing at Kielder Castle

April 14 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Kielder Castle,
Kielder Village
Kielder, Northumberland United Kingdom
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The dark skies above Kielder make this location amongst the very best stargazing spots in the country. You are invited to join the friendly, keen and experienced amateur astronomer Bruce Ferguson for this hands-on stargazing event at the scenic Kielder Castle in the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. The event begins with an introduction indoors and then observing using binoculars and telescopes outside, weather permitting. These events…

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Free

Kelling Heath Star Party – Spring 2017

April 19 - April 26
Kelling Heath Holiday Park,
Weybourne
Holt, NR25 7HW United Kingdom
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Kelling Heath Star Party is the largest in the UK, hundreds of amateur astronomers meet under the dark skies of north Norfolk with a wide variety of telescopes and equipment. This is a public event however be aware of strict rules regarding the use of white light and 'noise pollution' in the mornings -- mornings are for lie-ins after a long night observing (or in the bar!). The autumn star…

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SJAC Spring Star Party

April 20 @ 8:00 am - April 23 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for three nights of observing under dark South Jersey skies! Cost: $15.00 per person if preregtered on website; $20.00 per person at event

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AstroCamp Spring 2017

April 22 - April 25
Cwmdu Campsite,
Cwmdu
Crickhowell, Powys NP8 1RU United Kingdom
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Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced astronomer you are guaranteed a warm welcome at this friendly starcamp. Make new friends, get hints and tips and share stargazing stories under the dark skies of Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve. You're welcome even if you do not have a telescope -- there will be no shortage of astronomers only too pleased to share their views of the heavens. Great…

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Free

STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series: Jupiter & Constellations Event

April 28 @ 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 and its partner the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will host the next installment of the STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series on Friday, April 28 from 7 – 10 p.m. with an exploration of the planet Jupiter and constellation tours of the night sky. The event begins with an astronomy presentation at the NASA Visitor Center’s Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. followed by night…

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Dark Sky Star Party at Lost Maples State Natural Area

April 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Lost Maples State Natural Area,
37221 F.M. 187
Vanderpool, TX 78885 United States
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Stargazing & Dark Sky Educational Event Come join us along with members of the San Antonio League of Sidewalk Astronomers (SALSA), Curtis Vaughn Observatory Staff & Lost Maples SNA Staff for a Cosmic Event. Parking Available: Overflow Parking Area & Day Use Parking Areas Event is free of charge with valid park entrance.

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$25

Michiana Star Party 9

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - May 21 @ 12:00 pm
Dr. T.K. Lawless Park,
15122 Monkey Run Street
Vandalia, MI 49095 United States
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The Michiana Astronomical Society will be holding it's ninth annual star party May 19th through May 21st, 2017 Cost: $25, $15 MAS member, under 18 free Observing Camping Speakers Solar observing Hiking Biking Organized activities for kids of all ages

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$1295

Maine Astronomy Retreat (MARS)

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - July 29 @ 11:00 am
Medomak Retreat Center,
178 Liberty Rd
Washington, ME 04574 United States
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A Vacation for You and Your Telescope. No need to bring a tent, or sleep in a sleeping bag, or eat so-so food. Comfortable, private cabin facilities with real beds, hot showers, electricity, and amazing, chef-prepared food. Limited to 40 observers.

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Solarsphere Astronomical & Music Festival 2017

August 11 @ 10:00 am - August 14 @ 10:00 am
Solarsphere Astronomy Festival @ Penmaenau Farm,
Builth Wells
Llanelwedd, LD2 3RD United Kingdom
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Solarsphere brings together astronomy and music for a festival that can be enjoyed by everyone. There'll be plenty to keep children entertained with special workshops, astronomy related activities and arts. In addition talks will be given by eminent astronomers and professional science communicators. Dark sky friendly camping will mean you get fantastic views of the night sky. Top it off with live music from well known and up and coming…

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Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival

August 17 - August 20
Fort Smith / Wood Buffalo National Park,
Box 1354
Fort Smith, NWT X0E 0P0 Canada
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The TWB Dark Sky Festival is a weekend of family oriented activities and the thrill of exploring the wonders of the universe around us. We do not just look at stars, we try to answer your questions about science and space through fun and interactive activities. Dark Sky Festival activities take place in Fort Smith, NT and the in world's largest Dark Sky Preserve, Wood Buffalo National Park. Join us…

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$450

2017 Total Eclipse at Touch of Nature

August 18 - August 22
Touch of Nature Environmental Center,
1206 Touch of Nature Road
Makanda, IL 62958 United States
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On August 21, 2017, Southern Illinois will become the eclipse crossroads of America. Carbondale is the closest city to the longest point of duration for the eclipse and there will be all sorts of activities across the region to commemorate this historic event. SIU's Touch of Nature is right in the path as well and we will be offering a weekend full of Adventure and Environmental Education to families and…

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Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, SC

August 18 - August 21
1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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Columbia, S.C., and its surrounding region are positioned in the best location — the best on the East Coast, in fact — to witness a spectacle that has not passed all the way across the continental United States in 99 years: a total eclipse of the sun. With 2 minutes and 36 seconds of darkness, Columbia, S.C. is the 3rd largest city in the U.S. on the centerline of totality…

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$100

Telescope Making Workshop

August 20 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Telescope Making Workshop,
400 S. College St.
Franklin, KY 42134 United States
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Simpson County Tourism will be hosting a Telescope Making Workshop at the Exploratorium on the Franklin-Simpson High School campus. Materials and hands on instructions provided by Rico Tyler, Western Kentucky University Professor and Astronomer. Pre-registration is required by calling 270-586-3040. Using your new telescope, you can view the nighttime sky after the workshop.

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$10

Solar Eclipse Experience in Madras, Oregon

August 21 @ 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
Madras High School Football Field and Performing Arts Center,
412 SE Buff St
Madras, OR 97741 United States
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Our event is an opportunity for members of the public and students to safely experience the rare occurrence of being in the path of totality for a solar eclipse. Viewers in Madras, OR can expect to see over 2 minutes of totality. Attendees will enjoy: solar glasses with safe viewing instructions, expert viewing announcements, hourly astronomy talks by Lowell Observatory renowned astronomers, a Sunday evening Star Party, live broadcast by…

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Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party,
6250 Nashville Rd.
Franklin, KY 42134 United States
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Simpson County Tourism Commission will sponsor a Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Franklin Drive-In. Narration by Tom Mason, telescope operator at Mt. Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, CA. Telescopes will be set up for close-up viewing and cell phone photography. Gates open at 9:30am. Partial Eclipse starts at 11:58am; with the total eclipse at 1:26pm. Totality duration at the Drive-In is 2 minutes and…

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Eclipse Dinner Party

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eclipse Dinner Party,
205 W Cedar St.
Franklin, KY 42134 United States
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Brickyard Café will have an Eclipse Dinner Party and Happy Hour the night of the Total Solar Eclipse. Share your photos and enjoy a delicious dinner. Reservations may be requested.

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Equinox Stargazing at Gisburn Dark Sky Discovery Site

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Gisburn Forest Hub,
Gisburn Forest
Tosside, BB7 United Kingdom
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This weekend is the autumn Equinox, giving equal night and day so there should be great opportunity to travel through the constellations and along the Milky Way. Following an indoor presentation there will be powerful telescopes for you to gaze through, all operated by experienced amateur astronomers, who will attempt to answer your questions on life, the universe and everything!  Suitable for adults and accompanied children 12 years and over.…

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Pennyrile Stargaze

October 14 - October 22
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park,
20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd
Dawson Springs, KY 42408 United States
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Our 3rd annual Pennyrile Stargaze will be held on October 14th to October 22nd 2017. Our event is held in the Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park under the pristine skies of Western Kentucky. For more information please visit our Pennyrile Stargaze facebook page. Hope to see you there.

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$15

SJAC Fall Star Party

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - October 22 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for three nights of observing under dark South Jersey skies! Cost: $15.00 per person if preregistered on website; $20.00 per person at event

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Dark Skies Stargazing at Harehope Quarry Project

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Harehope Quarry Project,
Frosterley
Bishop Auckland, DL13 2SG United Kingdom
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Join keen amateur astronomer Bruce Ferguson for an evening of dark skies stargazing at the Harehope Quarry Project. The event begins with an introductory session indoors demonstrating easy to use computer software that allows you to find and view the wonders of the night sky. Then, weather permitting, you'll be outside under the starry skies observing through binoculars and a telescope. Fee applies and booking essential.

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