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Black Holes: Space Warps and Time Twists at Lowell Observatory

April 11 - July 26
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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 »

Table Mountain Star Party

July 22 - 26
Eden Valley Guest Ranch,
31 Eden Valley Lane, Oroville, WA 98844 United States
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At the annual Table Mountain Star Party, you can participate in observers' challenges, attend telescope building workshops, listen to guest speakers, and more. Programs are designed to accommodate everyone from seasoned astronomers to novices. Not even necessary to bring your own telescope, as many astronomers are more than happy to share and show off their equipment. Sign up soon! Mail-in registration ends July 5, PayPal registration ends July 12. Find out more »

Mason Dixon Star Party

July 23 - 27
Footlight Ranch,
380 Kralltown Road, Wellsville, PA 17365 United States
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Join fellow astronomy enthusiasts in Wellsville Pennsylvania to observe the summer skies, hear speakers, check out astronomy vendors, participate in raffles, and more! Find out more »

Gateway to the Universe Star Party

July 24 - 27
Marten River Provincial Park,
2860 Hwy 11, Temagami, Ontario P0H 1T0 Canada
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Join the North Bay Astronomy Club for their annual Gateway to the Universe Star Party. Participate in both daytime solar viewing and nighttime stargazing - no prior experience necessary! Registration is $15 per person, $30 per family. Find out more »

Stellafane Convention

July 24 - 27
Breezy Hill,
Breezy Hill, Springfield, VT 05156 United States
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The Stellafane Convention is one of the oldest and largest gatherings of amateur astronomers and telescope makers. The 79th annual convention will take place in Springfield, Vermont, July 24-27th. In addition to nighttime observing, events include workshops, telescope competitions, telescope making demonstrations, and much more. Interested? Check out the convention brochure. Find out more »

Indiana Family Star Party

July 24 @ 3:00 pm - July 27 @ 5:00 pm
The Indiana Family Star Party is held under the dark rural skies of Camp Cullom, home of the Prairie Grass Observatory, about 50 miles NW of Indianapolis.  Fees for the full weekend, including parking/camping on the observing field, is $20/individual or $30/family, if pre-registered by June 30.  Single-day attendance (no parking on observing field) is only $5/individual or $15/family, per day. Find out more »

Stargazing Manitoulin

July 25 - 28
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 »

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 »

Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 West Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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From 6 to 9:30 p.m., we will perform hands-on experiments that demonstrate the nature and behavior of meteor showers. You can also view several celestial objects through telescopes (weather permitting). Cost: Included with admission to observatory Find out more »

Free Public Talk on Top Tourist Sights of the Solar System

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunnyvale Public Library,
665 W. Olive Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94022 United States
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The Top Tourist Sights of the Solar System: Where Bill Gates’ Great-Granddaughter Will Go on Her Honeymoon A nontechnical, illustrated, public talk by astronomer Andrew Fraknoi The program is free, but you may want to reserve spaces at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/11878285271 Using spectacular images from space probes and the world’s largest telescopes, we will explore the most intriguing future “tourist destinations” among the planets and moons in our cosmic neighborhood. Our stops… 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 »
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