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Free Public Talk by Astronaut Ed Lu on Asteroids that Threaten Earth

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Former NASA Astronaut, Dr. Ed Lu, CEO of the Sentinel Mission, will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on The Sentinel Mission: Finding the Asteroid Headed for Earth at Foothill College, in Los Altos Hills, CA. The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, now in its 15th year. Asteroids, which hit our planet at least twice each year, are the only natural disaster for which we… Find out more »

Central European Deepspace Imaging Conference

March 6 - March 8
Ars Electronica Center,
Ars Electronica Strasse 1, Linz, AT 4040 Austria
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The Central European Deepspace Imaging Conference (CEDIC) is Europe's leading astro imaging conference. Find out more »

Second Friday Science Night: Electromagnetic Spectrum

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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This event features exciting science demonstrations and experiments. Shows at 6, 7, and 8 pm. Cost: Price included with admission to observatory. Find out more »

Nightly Pluto Show

March 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 »

Hodges Gardens Star Party

March 18 - March 22
Hodges Gardens State Park,
1000 Hodges Loop, Florien, LA 71429 United States
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Join the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society for their seventh annual spring star party at Hodges Gardens State Park! Registration is only $10 for adults, and free for children under 18. Find out more »

Mid-Atlantic Mirror Making Seminar #15

March 19 - March 22
The Mallard Lodge,
514 Marilyn Road, Smyrna, DE 19977 United States
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Delmarva Star Gazers will host the Seminar March 19 through March 22, 2015, at the Mallard Lodge, Smyrna, DE. The purpose of the Seminar is to introduce proven successful mirror making techniques and practices to those wishing to make their own mirrors. Special emphasis will be placed on successfully figuring the mirror. All mirror-making materials will be furnished and expert mirror makers will be available to guide each person’s activities.… Find out more »

2015 Spring Staunton River Star Party

March 19 - March 22
Staunton River State Park,
1170 Staunton Trail, Scottsburg, VA 24589 United States
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The Staunton River Star Party is held at Staunton River State Park in Scottsburg, Virginia. This star party is a shorter version of our fall event and is more of a come on out and enjoy the dark skies event. The park offers some wonderfully dark skies, some of the last remaining on the east coast. There is a $35 preregistration cost. Find out more »

Pluto at 85: From Discovery to New Horizons

March 21 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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This new exhibit will answer your questions about Pluto, from why we were searching for a planet, to what it means to be a “planet” and what we might find when we arrive. Cost: Included with admission to observatory. Find out more »

LOCKs Preschool Camp: Density

March 21 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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These 90-minute camps, led by Lowell educators, are offered at three times: 8:30am-10am, 10:30am-12pm, or 12:30pm-2:00pm. Parents are able to explore topics in physics and astronomy with their children. Each child will receive a notebook for recording activities, which include science investigations, games, story time, music, engineering, art, and more! Cost: Members: $10 per session, $5 for each additional sibling. Non-Members: $15 per child per session. Find out more »

Meet an Astronomer: Jeff Hall

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Dr. Jeffrey Hall will give a talk about his research titled, "Our Variable Sun " at 7 PM. He will be available to answer questions afterward. The Sun seems to shine with a steady light, but in fact it is quite a violent place. We'll take a look at our star from the inside out- how it generates energy, how that energy makes its way from the deep solar interior… Find out more »

Lights Out Flagstaff

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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We will offer free admission after 5 p.m. and will have dark-sky oriented activities and programs between 5 and 10 p.m. Lights Out Flagstaff is a weekend celebration of Flagstaff's incredible night sky heritage and commitment to responsible energy consumption. For two nights, homes, businesses, and city buildings will turn off their lights and enjoy free public astronomy programs provided by Flagstaff community organizations. Join us in celebrating Flagstaff –… 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 »

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 »

SJAC Spring Star Party

April 16 - April 19
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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »
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