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Nightly Pluto Show

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every day until April 7, 2015
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Beginning March 14 we will have a Pluto show in the evening that will feature exciting Pluto-related science demonstrations and experiments. The show will take place in the Steele Visitor Center at 8 p.m. every night we are open to the public (excludes Sundays unless hours have been extended). Cost: Price included with admission to observatory. Find out more »

Lunar Eclipse Talk

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Learn about the cause of lunar eclipses, what to expect when viewing them and the difference between lunar and solar eclipses. The talk is located in the Giclas Lecture Hall at 7pm. Cost: Included in cost of admission Find out more »

Total Lunar Eclipse-Outreach Programme

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Aurobindo Stadium, Badamtala,
Bardhaman West Bengal 713101 India
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Witnessing a total lunar eclipse is a fascinating experience. The moon hangs like a red sphere in the heavens, which takes on a three dimensional effect. Here’s another chance to view this wonderful phenomena on 4th of April, 2015. Come on, joins hands with us, as we put on a spectacular show- a star party on this event; which highlights astronomical facts, ideas and terminologies. But wait! There’s more on… Find out more »

Featured Speaker Dr. Gerard van Belle – The Pluto Vote

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 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 reverberation throughout astronomy. With an outcome that remains controversial both in the public eye and within the professional community, the debate on what to call this world remains a lively one. Dr. van Belle’s own accidental involvement in this question has its own amusing tall tale, which he will recount along the way to re-examining a question:… Find out more »

Free Public Talk about the Dawn Mission at Ceres

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dr. Marc Rayman, the Mission Director for the Dawn Spacecraft, will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: Encountering the First Dwarf Planet: The Dawn Mission to Ceres 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. NASA’s Dawn mission has now arrived in orbit around Ceres – the largest asteroid in the… Find out more »

2nd Friday Science Night: Electromagnetic Spectrum

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Visible light through Gamma rays. Features exciting Science demonstrations and experiments. Shows located in the Giclas Lecture Hall at 6, 7, and 8 pm. Cost: Included in cost of admission Find out more »

Mid-South Star Gaze and Astronomy Conference

April 15 - April 18
French Camp,
French Camp, French Camp, Mississippi , MS 39745 United States
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Amateur and professional astronomers from all over the country gather under one of the darkest skies in the southeastern United States for the annual Mid-South Star Gaze and Astronomy Conference, hosted by the Rainwater Observatory and Planetarium. Find out more »

Enchanted Skies Star Party

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - April 19 @ 12:00 am
Cibola National Forest, near Magdalena,
Route 10 A, Magdalena, NM 87825 United States
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Family-friendly, guided star viewing by night, with additional daytime activities. Knowledgeable astronomers from New Mexico Tech, The Very Large Array, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, and Magdalena Astronomical Society will be on hand for fascinating programs. This event is geared towards beginner and intermediate level and is open to all. Dry camp at the dark sky site or book a hotel package in Magdalena, NM. Purchase tickets online at www.enchantedskies.org. Tickets are… 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 »
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