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Star Gaze 2016

May 5 - May 8
Trap Pond State Park,
33587 Baldcypress Lane
Laurel, DE 19956 United States
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Delmarvastargazers is hosting 3 starry nights at Trap Pond State Park in Delaware from May 5, 2016 to May 8, 2016. We have dark skies, camping by your scope with electricity and Wi-Fi, showers and restrooms in the campground, and day activities for family members. We will host a fish fry on Saturday, May 7th. For information, registration and directions go to: http://delmarvastargazers.org/archive/SG2016/ Cost: on link

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Michiana Star Party Eight – MSP8

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 8 @ 5:00 pm
Dr. T.K. Lawless Park,
15122 Monkey Run Street
Vandalia, MI 49095 United States
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The Michiana Astronomical Society will be holding it's eighth annual star party May 6th through May 8th. Cost: $25, $15 MAS member, under 18 free

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Public Talk by world renowned NASA Scientist Dr. Chris McKay & Stargazing

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
VPA Theater, Evergreen Valley College,
3095 Yerba Buena Road
San Jose, CA 95135 United States
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Dr. Chris McKay

Public Talk: “Searching for a second genesis of life in our Solar System” Overview: The search for a second genesis of life in our solar system is a prime goal of astrobiology. Where might we find it? Following the water, the plume of Enceladus, meters below the surface of Mars, the methane seas of Titan! They all may have life and if they do, that life will be fundamentally different…

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Astronomy 102

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center,
Route 175 (Building J-20)
Wallops Island, VA 23337 United States
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The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center in collaboration with the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance will host an “Astronomy 102” Lecture on Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m. This lecture, presented by Jeffrey Geidel and Ryan Goodwin of the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation and Delmarva Astronomy Society, will provide scientific detail about nebulae, galaxies, clusters, planets, moons, and other objects currently visible in the night sky. This presentation will go beyond…

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Astronomy Day 2016: It’s a Starry Safari!

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Children’s Museum,
950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, CT 06119 United States
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The Children’s Museum in West Hartford CT celebrates National Astronomy Day on Saturday, May 12, 2016 with special activities and programs that bring astronomy to the youngest people. On Astronomy Day, visitors will explore the universe on a starry safari! Activities include hunting moon phases, trailing shadows, connecting animals in the Wildlife Sanctuary with their constellation counterparts, story time reading safari, “camping out under the stars” in the planetarium and…

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Royal Astronomical Society of Canada General Assembly and AstroCATS

May 19 - May 23
Fanshawe College,
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd
London, ON N5Y 5R6 Canada
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This year the RASC General Assembly is in London Ontario. We will have speakers, workshops and displays. We have Ann Hornschemeier giving a talk. She specializes in studies of X-ray emission from star formation in galaxies at cosmologically interesting distances (z > 0.1). Dr. Hornschemeier serves as the Chief Scientist for NASA's Physics of the Cosmos program. Erika Rix will host an astronomy sketching event. She has a column in…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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UBarU Star Party – 2016

September 2 - September 5
UBarU Star Party 2016,
277 UBarU Drive
Mountain Home, TX 78058 United States
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A comprehensive star party event over Labor Day weekend at UBarU Camp & Retreat Center – a 142-acre IDA-certified Dark-Sky Park in the Texas Hill Country. The event will feature star parties each night, afternoon lecture/presentations by professional astronomers, door-prize drawings and various recreational activities available at the park. Also, on-site lodging and meals (including a Texas-style barbecue) are available to participants. Cost: $50 (event) up to $250 depending on…

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RATT 2016 – Starparty Ravensburg

September 30 - October 2
Alexander Reinders,
Teufelsberg 2
Horgenzell, Baden-Württemberg 88263 Germany
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Three days of observing the sky with telescopes with amateur astronomers, interesting lectures and lots of fun for everyone who is interested!

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