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Hubble 25th Anniversary Event

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Individuals of all ages and backgrounds are invited to learn about the Hubble Space Telescope and the unmatched discoveries and achievements made by astronomers since its launch. Kid-friendly activities from 6 – 10 pm, talk at 7 pm. Cost: Included in admission. Find out more »

Astronomy Day

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Special activities, giveaways and programs from 10am – 10pm. Special giveaways, family-friendly solar system activities, telescope viewing and tours from 10am –5pm. Special giveaways, exciting science demonstrations and telescope viewing from 5- 10pm. Cost: Included in admission Find out more »

Coconino Astronomical Society Meeting

April 25 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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The 2006 vote on the planetary status of Pluto has had a long-lasting and controversial reverberation throughout professional astronomy and the general public. Dr. Van Belle will be re-examining the questions: What is a planet, and why do we care? This event will take place from 6:45-10pm in the Giclas Lecture Hall. Find out more »

Telescope Training Night

May 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Museum of Science,
1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114 United States
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Need some help learning to use that new — or old — telescope you haven't quite figured out? Come to the Museum of Science on May 1, when experts from the Astronomy After Hours team will provide you with beginner tips and tricks of the trade. The event starts off indoors at 8:00 pm and then, weather permitting, moves to the roof of the garage, near the Museum's Gilliland Observatory.… Find out more »

Meteor Shower Programs

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Special meteor shower programs and activities from 6 – 10 PM for the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower. Cost: Included in admission Find out more »

Free Public Talk on 100 Year’s of Einstein’s Relativity and Astronomy

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dr. Jeffrey Bennett (University of Colorado) will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: 100 Years of Einstein’s Relativity (and How it Underlies our Modern Understanding of the Universe) in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, now in its 15th year. 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s completion of his General Theory of Relativity, the… Find out more »

(un)Discovered Worlds

May 9
Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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Learn about planets beyond our solar system, far-flung missions and possible life in the cosmos at “(un)Discovered Worlds,” a one-day Cornell University space sciences conference May 9 to inaugurate the new Institute for Pale Blue Dots. The conference is free and open to the public. The campus location will be determined once the event organizers know the number of people attending. Free and open to the public. See a list of scheduled… Find out more »

Texas Star Party

May 10 - May 17
Prude Ranch,
Prude Guest Ranch Rd, Fort Davis, TX 79734 United States
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Attend the 37th annual Texas Star Party on Prude Ranch just outside Fort Davis. Listen to guest speakers, attend astro-imaging workshops, and observe the skies with fellow astronomy enthusiasts! $80 to register (by April 20, 2015), $40 for each additional family member. Find out more »

SJAC Spring Star Party

Join us under dark South Jersey skies for three nights of observing. Cost: $20 per person, register at website www.sjac.us Find out more »

MAS-7 Star Party

May 15 - May 17
Dr. T.K. Lawless Park,
15122 Monkey Run Street, Vandalia, MI 49095 United States
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Michiana Astronomical Society is having our 7th annual Star party May 15th through May 17th. The site is about 35 miles northeast of South Bend, Indiana. Additional details can be found on our club web site. Adult $25, Member $15, Under 18 Free Find out more »

TN Spring Star Party 2015

May 15 - May 17
Fall Creek Falls State Park,
10821 Park Road, Pikeville, TN 38585 United States
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The Astronomy in the Parks Society, Cumberland Astronomical Society, Dyer Observatory and Fall Creek Falls State Park will be hosting the Tennessee Spring Star Party 2015 on May 15-17 at Fall Creek Falls State Park in Pikeville, Tennessee. As in the past, TSSP 2015 is free to attend and registration is not required. All are welcome to attend and are responsible for their food and lodging. Fall Creek Falls is… Find out more »

Green Bank Star Quest

June 17 - June 20
Green Bank Star Party,
PO Box 1862, Clarksburg, WV 26302 United States
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The 12th annual Green Bank Star Quest combined OPTICAL and RADIO star party. Presented by Central Appalachian Astronomy Club and the Kanawha Valley Astronomical Society of West Virginia in association with the Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). We feature daily presentations and clinics on multiple aspects of optical, radio astronomy, and astrophotography. in a climate controlled visitor center. NRAO tours are available. Solar and nighttime observing from a… Find out more »

IAYC 2015 – International Astronomical Youth Camp

August 2 - August 22
JH Klingenthal,
Grenzweg 22, Klingenthal, Sachsen 08248 Germany
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The IAYC is a three-week-long astronomical camp aimed at bringing young people around the world together in order to gain experience in the fields of astronomy, physics, and astrophysics. During the three weeks, participants are required to do a small research project depending on their Working Group. Each Working Group is focused on a specific field of astronomy (such as observational astronomy, computational physics, etc). The Working Group leaders provide… Find out more »

Table Mountain Star Party

August 11 - August 16
Eden Valley Guest Ranch,
31 Eden Valley Lane, Oroville, WA 98844 United States
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Table Mountain Star Party The Table Mountain Star Party is an annual gathering of people interested in astronomy and its many related topics. Anyone with an interest or curiosity is welcome to register and enjoy the experience. Programming is provided for everyone from the seasoned astronomer to the beginning novice. We also provide well organized, fun and educational programming for children in our Student Program. Make your plans to attend… Find out more »

Oregon Star Party

August 11 - August 16
Indian Trail Spring,
Forest Service Road 800, Prineville, OR 97754 United States
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Oregon Star Party’s planning committee is pleased to announce that the 28th annual Oregon Star Party will take place from August 11 through 16, 2015 at Indian Trail Spring in the Ochoco National Forest. Well known for its dark skies, Oregon Star Party is one of the largest annual star parties in the United States. For 2015, the Oregon Star Party will be during the peak of the Perseid Meteor… Find out more »

Saskatchewan Summer Star Party

August 13 - August 16
Cypress Hills Interprovicial Park – Saskatchewan,
127 Maple St., Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J 0A2 Canada
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Join 300+ of your fellow astronomers for a wonderful weekend of night-time observing and day-time events at the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park and Dark Sky Preserve in south-west Saskatchewan organized by the Saskatoon and Regina Centres of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Recurrence Details: Every year around the new moon in August. Cost: CAN$30 single / CAN$40 couples / CAN$50 families Find out more »


August 13 - August 16
River Place Park,
RR 3, Ayton, Ontario Canada
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Starfest is Canada's largest annual amateur astronomy conference and star party attracting hundreds of astronomy enthusiasts from Ontario, neighbouring provinces, and states.  It has also been ranked among the top star parties in North America by Sky & Telescope magazine. Find out more »

Northwoods Starfest

August 14 - August 16
Hobbs Observatory,
S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742 United States
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The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society will hold it's annual Northwoods Starfest on August 14-16, 2015 at Hobbs Observatory located 4 miles North of Fall Creek Wisconsin. Details and registration form available late May on the CVAS website. Registration fee covers camping or shared cabin for two nights, and three meals plus midnight snacks. Also, paper sessions, swap meet, dealers, door prizes, and star party. It's an enjoyable weekend of dark-sky… Find out more »

Almost Heaven Star Party

August 14 - August 18
The Mountain Institute,
HC 75 Box 24, Circleville, WV 26804 United States
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The Almost Heaven Star Party is held at one of the darkest sites east of the Mississippi at The Mountain Institute near Spruce Knob West Virginia. We have vendors, presenters, speakers, off site activities. We offer meals and a raffle drawing. For more information please go to the following web address: http://www.ahsp.org. For our fee schedule please go to the following web address http://www.ahsp.org/home/registration/registration-meals-and-activity-fees/ Find out more »

Maine Astronomy Retreat

August 16 - October 22
Medomak Retreat Center,
178 Liberty Rd, Washington, ME 04574 United States
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Six night, all-inclusive vacation for you and your telescope. Some of the darkest skies in the Northeast (6.3 limiting visual magnitude). IDA compliant property, observing-friendly facilities. Your own private cabin with full bath, 3 meals/day, astronomy related talks and lectures, daytime recreation (sailing, tennis, hiking, proximity to coastal towns). Limited to 40 participants. Find out more »
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