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New Moon in June Star Party

June 2 - June 5
Grundy Lake Provincial Park,
251 Airport Rd
Sundridge, Ontario P0A1Z0 Canada
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Star Gazing in a Dark Sky location and Astronomy Presentations by members of The North Bay Astronomy Club & the Sudbury Astronomy Club. This is a camping weekend and reservations can be made through www.OntarioParks.com or by calling 1-888-668-7275. We will be camping in Hemlock Campground inside Grundy Lake Provincial Park. Cost: Park camping fees

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Stars Over Yellowstone

June 8 - June 11
Madison Campground Amphitheatre,
Madison Campground
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190 United States
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Join us for Stars Over Yellowstone! Contact: Eric Loberg - eloberg@montana.edu & (406) 994-6891 Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman Join the Museum of the Rockies & Yellowstone National Park this summer inside Yellowstone for stargazing under pristine dark skies! There will be nighttime telescope observing on Friday and Saturday of each weekend following evening presentations at the Madison Campground Amphitheatre (weather permitting). Presentations by experts in the field begin at…

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$35

Apollo Rendezvous

June 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:55 pm
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery,
2600 Deweese Pkwy
Dayton, OH 45414 United States
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Join us for Apollo Rendezvous 2016 Saturday, June 11, 2016 Our guest speaker will be J. Kelly Beatty- Senior Editor of Sky & Telescope http://mvas.org/ This Premier Midwest Convention has World Class Speakers, Digistar Planetarium shows, Vendors, Swap meet, Raffle, and Great Door Prizes, followed by a BBQ & Star Party!

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Dominion Radio Observatory Open House

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dominion Radio Astronomy Open House,
717 White Lake Road
Kaleden, British Columbia V0H 1K0 Canada
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The National Research Council (NRC) Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO) will be hosting an Open House to celebrate 100 years of NRC, including the ground-breaking radio astronomy work done at DRAO. • Tour our facility – see our telescopes and laboratories • Learn about our exciting plans for future telescopes • Hear lectures on frontier topics in astronomy • See our forefront engineering development work • Follow your curiosity, and…

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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.…

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$42

Stargazing Manitoulin

July 1 @ 5:00 pm - July 4 @ 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 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 exceptional dark skies, the darkest in the Province of Ontario, no light pollution, 360 degree observing, 7.5 + magnitude, 21.45 SQM and an 8” Dobsonian Telescope. The weekend includes a Wine and Cheese Welcome, Astronomy sessions, a…

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$100

Green Bank Star Quest

July 6 - July 9
Green Bank Star Quest,
P.O. Box 1862
Clarksburg, WV 26302 United States
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Green bank Star Quest XIII at Green Bank, WV. Our 13th annual OPTICAL and RADIO star party. Featured Key Note Presentation by Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer and director of Center for SETI research. Other Presentations and clinics, on optical & radio astronomy, and astrophotography all held indoors . Solar and nighttime observing at your campsite. Campground has graveled roads, sanitary stations and a hot shower facility close by. Featuring:…

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Pickett State Park’s July Star Party

July 9 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park,
4605 Pickett Park Hwy
Jamestown, TN 38556 United States
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Meet us at 9:30 PM central time at the astronomy field at Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area for a great night of star gazing. Paul Lewis from the University of Tennessee Space and Science Outreach Program and Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society will be joining us. Please bring a red flashlight so you can better view the stars. A helpful clear sky forcast can be found here. For more information please…

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Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge,
8231 Beach Rd
Chincoteague, VA 23336 United States
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NASA Visitor Center takes Astronomy to the Beach The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will host an Astronomy and Night Sky Summer Series at the Assateague Island National Seashore, VA during the months of July and August. The series will feature an Astronomy 101 presentation at the Herbert H. Bateman Education Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. followed by night sky observations through telescopes and binoculars at the north end…

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Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge,
8231 Beach Rd
Chincoteague, VA 23336 United States
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NASA Visitor Center takes Astronomy to the Beach The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will host an Astronomy and Night Sky Summer Series at the Assateague Island National Seashore, VA during the months of July and August. The series will feature an Astronomy 101 presentation at the Herbert H. Bateman Education Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. followed by night sky observations through telescopes and binoculars at the north end…

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$1040

Maine Astronomy Retreat (MARS)

July 24 - July 30
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…

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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

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$65

Starfest

August 4 - August 7
River Place Park,
RR 3
Ayton, Ontario Canada
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Annually held conference for observing, astrophotography, and astronomy-related talks in the tent. The theme this year is BIG …. (you fill in the ….).

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$42

Manitoulin Star Party

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - August 8 @ 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 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 exceptional dark skies, the darkest in the Province of Ontario, no light pollution, 360 degree observing, 7.5 + magnitude, 21.45 SQM and an 8” Dobsonian Telescope. The weekend includes a Wine and Cheese Welcome, Astronomy sessions, a…

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$42

Perseids Party

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - August 15 @ 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 the most amazing meteor showers of the year, camping & observing the Perseids & the beautiful night skies of Manitoulin on site in the RASC designated dark sky preserve at Gordon’s Park. The DSP offers exceptional dark skies, (darkest in Ontario), no light pollution & 360 degree observing. Participants can expect to see over 60 beautifully coloured meteors per hour leading up to the peak Friday Aug…

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Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series

August 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge,
8231 Beach Rd
Chincoteague, VA 23336 United States
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NASA Visitor Center takes Astronomy to the Beach The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will host an Astronomy and Night Sky Summer Series at the Assateague Island National Seashore, VA during the months of July and August. The series will feature an Astronomy 101 presentation at the Herbert H. Bateman Education Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. followed by night sky observations through telescopes and binoculars at the north end…

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Perseid Meteor Shower Party

August 12 @ 10:00 pm
Pickett CCC Memorial State Park,
4605 Pickett Park Hwy
Jamestown, TN 38556 United States
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Bring a blanket at 10 PM central time to the Pickett-Pogue astronomy field at Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area to view the Perseid Meteor Shower. Paul Lewis from UT Space and Science outreach program and Barnard-Seyfert Astronomical Society will be joining us. Please bring a red flashlight so you can better view the stars. A helpful clear sky forcast can be found here. For more information, please call the…

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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!…

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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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