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Dinosaurs, Plankton and Asteroids, the Science of Understanding Mass Extinctions

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Special guest Kent Colbath will be giving a talk titled “Dinosaurs, Plankton and Asteroids, the Science of Understanding Mass Extinctions” as part of our Star Fest programming for Memorial Day weekend. Cost: Included with admission Find out more »
Free

School is Out and Kids are Free

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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School is out Kids are Free (until 5 PM): Special programs and activities from 10 AM – 5 PM. Cost: Kids are free, adults included in admission Find out more »
Free

Stars on Mars Hill: Scott Sheppard

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Scott Sheppard will be speaking on KBO 2013 VP113 at 6 pm. *NOTE: Lecture is free, visitors must pay admission if they wish to participate in other activities after the talk. Find out more »

Meet an Astronomer: Dr. Larry Wasserman

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Meet Lowell astronomer Dr. Larry Wasserman and hear his talk titled "Why Do I Observe Occultations? And What is an Occultation Anyway?" from 7 – 8 p.m. An informal Q and A will follow from 8 – 9 p.m. Talk Description: Occasionally an object in our Solar System will pass between the Earth and a star causing an "occultation". Surprisingly, we can learn quite a bit about the occulting Solar… Find out more »
$125

Lowell Observatory’s 4th Annual Gala: Pluto and Beyond

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
High Country Conference Center,
201 W Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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The black-tie optional Pluto and Beyond Gala begins at 5:30 p.m. with the Kuiper VIP Champagne and Cocktail Reception presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona in the 1899 Bar & Grill. The doors to the High Country Conference Center will open at 6 p.m. to a non-hosted bar and a gourmet sit-down dinner at 7:30 p.m. The evening’s program will include festive music provided by Mogollon. With special… Find out more »
$100

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 »
Free

Stars on Mars Hill: Henry Roe

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Henry Roe (Lowell Observatory) will be speaking on Pluto before New Horizons. *NOTE: Lecture is free, visitors must pay admission if they wish to participate in other activities after the talk. Find out more »

2nd Friday Science Night: Electricity and Magnetism I

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Features exciting science demonstrations and experiments. Shows at 6, 7, and 8 PM. Cost: Included with admission Find out more »

Indiana Family Star Party

July 15 - July 19
Camp Cullom,
6815 W Co Rd N, Frankfort, IN 46041 United States
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The Indiana Family Star Party is held annually under the dark rural skies of Camp Cullom, home of the Prairie Grass Observatory, about 50 miles NW of Indianapolis. The observatory houses 4 telescopes up to 28" aperture. Hosted by the Wabash Valley Astronomical Society, Indiana Astronomical Society, and the Muncie Astronomy Club. Cost: Full event: $20/person or $30/family. Or daily $5/person or $15/carload, but that does not include parking/camping space… Find out more »
Free

Coconino Astronomical Society Meeting

July 25 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Lowell Observatory,
1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Featuring the talk by Ken Zoll, Ex. Dir. Verde Valley Archaeology Center, “Ancient Native American Astronomical Practices." This presentation will describe the diverse ways in which prehistoric Native American cultures perceived and integrated the objects in the sky into their worldview, including the function of meteorites found within ancient ruins. Find out more »

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower

July 28 @ 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 Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower. Cost: Included with admission Find out more »
690Euros

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 »
CAN$30

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 »

Starfest

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 »
$1100

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 »

Dark Sky Festival (Thebacha & Wood Buffalo)

August 21 - August 23
Wood Buffalo National Park,
Box 1354, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories X0E 0P0 Canada
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Dark Sky Festival (Thebacha & Wood Buffalo) Canada's most northern Dark Sky Festival hosted in Fort Smith, NWT and in Wood Buffalo National Park, the world's largest Dark Sky Preserve. Daytime family activities, science fair, presentations, night sky observing. Festival runs from August 21st to 23, 2015. Find out more »
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