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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 »

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 »

Enchanted Skies Star Party

September 24 - 27
The 21st annual Enchanted Skies Star party will be held in Socorro this September. In addition to excellent nighttime observing, attendees partake in an astronomy swap meet, lectures, daytime solar observing, tours of local observatories, and more. Registration is now open ($50 for adults, free for children 17 and under). Find out more »

SJAC Fall Star Party

The South Jersey Astronomy Club's fall star party is set under one of the darkest skies in the region. Amateur astronomers gather at the athletic field at Belleplain State forest for a weekend of nighttime observing and fun daytime activities. Pre-registration is only $10 per person with children under 16 registering for free. Find out more »

Dark Side Of The Moon Star Party

September 26 - 29
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 »

The Connecticut Star Party

September 26 - 28
June Norcross Webster Scout Camp,
231 Ashford Center Rd, Ashford, CT 06278 United States
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Connecticut Star Party 24 The 24th Connecticut Star Party returns for our 7th successful year at the June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation under the dark skies of Ashford, Connecticut. A weekend full of guest speakers, door prizes and more – at our beautiful 1200 acre facility in rural northeastern Connecticut. Featuring a large open-sky field, the JNW Camp is great for astronomical observing and astrophotography. On-site camping and food concessions… Find out more »

AstroAssembly 2014

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Seagrave Memorial Observatory Observatory,
47 Peeptoad Road, North Scituate, RI 02857 United States
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Event Description: AstroAssembly is an annual event. There are talks, a poster session, a raffle, door prizes and competitions during the day. In the evening there is a banquet and main speaker. This year the event celebrates the 100th anniversary of our main observatory. The evening speaker is Dr. Owen Gingrich. More information and registration forms are available at www.theskyscrapers.org   Find out more »

‘An Evening with Prof. Alex Filippenko’ – a charity benefit for Save Lick Observatory

October 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sonoma Academy-Black Box Theater,
2500 Farmers Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 United States
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The Sonoma County Astronomical Society, the Robert Ferguson Observatory, and our host the Sonoma Academy are proud to present Alex Filippenko, Professor of Astronomy from UC Berkeley for one evening only. Professor Filippenko's Lecture Topic is: Exploring the Frontiers of Astronomy and the Lick Observatory. The Sonoma County Astronomical Society is celebrating it's 40th Anniversary of bringing astronomy to Sonoma County. Ticket Link: http://www.rfo.org/filippenko-event.html $30.00 preferred seating, $25.00 regular/bleacher seating Find out more »

Aurora Borealis Star Party

October 10 - 13
Gordon’s Park – RASC Dark Sky Preserve,
18777 Hwy 6, R.R.#1, Tehkumma, Manitoulin Island, Ontario P0P 2C0 Canada
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Star Party weekend, camping in the RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve at Gordon's Park with an emphasis on the Aurora Borealis. Wine & Cheese Welcome Reception, Public Observing Sessions, Laser Guided Sky Tours, Aurora Watch, Aurora Photography Workshop, Slide Show and more. Find out more »

Bays Mountain StarFest

October 17 - 19
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium,
853 Bays Mountain Park Road, Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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StarFest is the Bays Mountain Astronomy Club’s annual astronomical convention/star gathering held each October. Situated in the heart of the Appalachians, it is three days and two nights of astronomical heaven. During the day, our delegates enjoy many keynote speakers, planetarium programs, activities, solar viewing, and the splendor of autumnal colors. The night brings more speakers, activities, the use of a fleet of large telescopes, and crisp, cool air. Attendance… Find out more »

Twin Lakes Star Party

October 18 - 25
Pennyrile Forest State Park,
Dawson Springs, KY United States
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The West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers are hosting their 25th annual Twin Lakes Star Party this Year at Pennyrile Forest State Park, Dawson Springs, KY. This is a paid event that targets more serious observing (stringent observing etiquette rules enforced) but also welcomes newcomers. Registration is $40 per person, or $50 per family. Find out more »

Staunton River Star Party

October 20 - 26
Staunton River State Park,
1170 Staunton Trail, Scottsburg, VA 24589 United States
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This is the Fall event for the Staunton River Star Party. This year we are going for a full week. This is the first time we are going so long. At this event we have speakers on Friday and Saturday. Plus more. Staunton River State Park is of the original state park of Virginia. It is host to some of the last remaining dark skies on the east coast. The… Find out more »

Deep South Regional Star Gaze

Around 100 amateur astronomers gather every year for the Deep South Regional Star Gaze. This year, the party will take place at the Feliciana Retreat Center, approximately 115 miles north of New Orleans, 120 miles south of Jackson, and 45 miles north of Baton Rouge. For the most up-to-date information on the Deep South Regional Star Gaze, please join the DSRSG Yahoo discussion group. Find out more »

SEC2014 Solar Eclipse Conference

October 23 - 26
The Lodge Resort,
601 Corona Place, Cloudcroft, NM 88317 United States
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International Solar Eclipse Conference with pre-conference and partial solar eclipse observing at Sacramento Peak Observatory. Openings reception at NM Museum of Space History and main conference at The Lodge Resort in Cloudcroft, NM. Crossroads of solar physics and solar eclipses. Registrations welcome. Find out more »

Mountains of Stars Party

October 24 - 26
Highland Center – Appalachian Mountain Club,
US Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH 03575 United States
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The Appalachian Mountain Club and the Carthage Institute of Astronomy announce the first annual Mountains of Stars Amateur Astronomers Weekend, to be held October 24th to 26th 2014 at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest, the Highland Center is a wonderful place to enjoy dark skies. Less than a day’s drive from one-quarter of the US population, the… Find out more »

Gateway to the Stars

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cibola National Forest, near Magdalena,
Route 10 A, Magdalena, NM 87825 United States
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Saturday October 25th 6:30PM-10PM. MAGDALENA, NM presents "Gateway to the Stars" a STAR PARTY in our darkest skies. Local astronomers will guide us through scopes provided by the NRAO/Very Large Array. Tickets are $5, children under 12 are free. Space is limited. Buy a ticket with map at Socorro Electric Cooperative, Socorro Chamber of Commerce, Magdalena Visitor Center, and M/M Cafe. Dry camping on the site is permitted Friday and… Find out more »
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