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Salford Observatory Open Evening

February 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - April 30, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Salford Observatory, Chaseley Road
Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ United Kingdom

Find out more about Salford Astronomical Society and observe through their large 18.5" reflecting telescope by joining their members on this one of their frequent observatory open nights. Attendance is free with no obligation to join. These events are weather dependent therefore please confirm with event organiser that this event is going ahead.

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Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - December 24 @ 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge
Dalmellington, East Ayrshire KA6 7PZ United Kingdom

Amaze at the wonderfully dark skies above Galloway, see the Milky Way arching overhead and observe through large aperture instruments with the assistance of experienced resident and volunteer Astronomers. Events take place most weekday and weekend evenings (closed Monday's and Tuesday's) and the observatory is sometimes reserved for private events. Event start and end times vary throughout the year. Advanced booking required.

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Brough Astronomical Society Meeting

July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 31, 2018

Brough Observatory, Prescott Avenue
Brough, HU15 1BB United Kingdom

Every fourth Monday of the month is your chance to join the friendly members of Brough Astronomy Club at their observatory for a hands-on introduction to astronomy. Take your telescope along to receive help and chat about all things astronomy over a cuppa (or a beer from the club house!) Contact the event organisers a few days in advance via their website to confirm the event is going ahead.

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St Andrews Observatory Open Evening

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 30, 2019

St Andrews Observatory, University of St Andrews
St Andrews, KY16 United Kingdom

The St Andrews Observatory opens its doors every first Wednesday of the month. This is a great opportunity to meet the Astronomers and see the James Gregory Telescope -- the largest in Scotland.

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Isle of Man Astronomical Society Meeting

August 2 @ 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:45pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 30, 2019

Isle of Man Observatory, Higher Foxdale
Foxdale, Isle of Man IM4 3HB United Kingdom

Join members of the Isle of Man Astronomical Society for their monthly meeting including a presentation and observing through their telescopes.  The observatory will be open if weather permits.  Small fee asked from non-members on the door.

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AstroCamp, Ashdown Forest for Mid-Kent Astronomical Society

August 4 - August 12
The Ashdown Forest Centre TBC, Wych Cross
Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JP United Kingdom

The 2018 AstroCamp will be held on Saturday 4 to Sunday 12 August. A perfect opportunity to relax in the very picturesque Ashdown Forest, read, go on country walks, visit the local quaint shops, visit nearby Pooh Bridge and other Pooh-related places, socialise with other like-minded amateur astronomers, and do some astronomy in the darker skies of mid-Sussex. The popular barbecue will be held on Saturday 11th, with many more people…

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Wyoming Astronomy Retreat

August 5 - August 11
Absaroka Ranch, P.O. Box 929
Dubois, WY 82513 United States
$1950

This retreat will not only be a once in a lifetime view of the night sky, but a once in a lifetime western vacation! Come stay with us for 6 nights at the rural Absaroka Ranch located in Dubois, Wyoming. Along with unlimited access to our skies every night our package includes: – Lodging in our cozy cabins. – Three delicious gourmet-style meals per day – Daily activites including: horseback…

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AstroBlast 2018

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - August 13 @ 12:00 pm

AstroBlast is a regional star party held by the Oil Region Astronomical Society since 1994. The dates for this year's AstroBlast will be from noon Wednesday, August 8th, through noon Monday, August 13th. Early registration for the event will begin in late March, when a pre-registration form will be posted on this site. We expect to have a full schedule of speakers on Friday evening and Saturday, as well as some of our traditional AstroBlast activities, such…

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Starfest

August 9 - August 12
Starfest, 232352 2 Wgr Conc.
Ayton, Ontario N0G 1C0 Canada

Starfest is Canada's largest star part and conference. Please visit our web site once it gets updated at http://www.nyaa.ca and follow the links to the Starfest page. Runs 10 AM to dawn. See website for price details. Pricing similar to 2017 rates.

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Cornwall Astronomy Society Meeting & Stargazing

August 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

Degibna Chapel, Degibna Lane
Helston, TR12 7PR United Kingdom

Meeting of Cornwall Astronomy Society to which members of the public are also welcome, including observing afterwards if weather permits.

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Perton Library Astronomy Group Meeting

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 30, 2019

Perton Library, Severn Drive
Perton, WV6 7QU United Kingdom

The Perton Library Astronomy Group is a small, friendly group that is open for anyone with an interest in astronomy to join them.  They meet on the third Thursday every month, events are completely free and involve stargazing and observing outside if the weather is clear. No booking required, just turn up!

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Thebacha & Wood Buffalo Dark Sky Festival

August 23 - August 26
Fort Smith / Wood Buffalo National Park, Box 1354
Fort Smith, NWT X0E 0P0 Canada

The Dark Sky Festival (DSF) is a multi-day family event that provides everyone with an opportunity to explore the wonders of the universe around us and the science that makes it all work. Dark Sky Festival activities take place in Fort Smith, NWT (Canada) and the in world's largest Dark Sky Preserve, Wood Buffalo National Park. See website for pricing.

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Arunah Hill Days

August 31 - September 2
Arunah Hill, 218 Trouble St.
Cummington, MA 01026 United States

Dark Skies, Speakers, Free Model Rockets for kids, nature walks, and Really Bad Sci-Fi Theater. Rustic camping included with admission. Family Friendly. No Dogs. Twenty-seventh annual Arunah Hill Days! Cost is $10 per person, kids under 16 free.

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Great Lakes Star Gaze

September 6 - September 9
River Valley RV Park, 2165 South Bailey Lake Ave.
Gladwin, MI 48624 United States

Michigan's largest amateur star party. Location and dark skies are the main attraction of this star party. Gladwin, MI is a central location that provides excellent observing without traveling hours into Northern Michigan. Limiting magnitudes are estimated to be around 6.5 at zenith with some minor light domes from the cities of Mt. Pleasant and Midland, some 30 miles away. This is a star party for the astronomer who loves…

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Astronomy Weekend at Blackwater Falls State Park

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - September 8 @ 5:00 pm
Blackwater Falls State Park, 1584 Blackwater Lodge Road
Davis, WV 26260 United States
Free

For 29 years, the Kanawha Valley Astronomical Society has teamed up with Blackwater Falls State Park to sponsor this event. Day events include guest speakers on a variety of astronomy topics. Night time provides star gazing under West Virginia’s incredibly dark skies - an astronomer and astrophotographers dream come true! Event Start Time September 6 - 7:30 PM September 7 - 1:00 PM September 8 - 9:00 AM Event End…

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Southwest Astronomy Festival

September 7 - September 9
Cedar Breaks National Monument, Highway 143 East
Brian Head, UT 84719 United States
Free

Join us for the 2nd annual Southwest Astronomy Festival. The Southwest Astronomy Festival is coordinated by the Cedar Breaks National Monument and Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, with additional support from organizations within the community. Together, we provide a series of events that focus on astronomy, dark sky preservation, and having fun in the great outdoors. Through star parties, sun parties, and many other activities, we seek to foster a relationship…

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Almost Heaven Star Party

September 7 - September 11
Spruce Knob Mountain Center, 18 Woodlands Way
Circleville, WV 26804 United States

The Almost Heaven Star Party near Spruce Knob West Virginia offers some of the darkest skies east of the Mississippi. We also offer camping, meals plus we also offer astronomy centered lectures, and notable speakers. We also offer as side tours including hikes of a beaver dam and Spruce Knob, the highest point in West Virginia, historical railroad tours, canoeing, caving, and Green Bank Observatory. Cost: Before June 1st $85, after June 1st $105

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Mid-Kent Astronomical Society showing at Will Adams Festival Gillingham Kent, UK.

September 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Gillingham Park, Gillingham
Medway, Kent ME7 5LJ United Kingdom
Free

Mid-Kent Astronomical Society will have a stand at the Will Adams Festival Saturday, 8 September 2018 in Gillingham Park, ME7 5LJ. 11am to 4.30pm. Our stand will feature astronomy and Science related displays and weather permitting a solar telescope or two to safely observe the Sun close up. We can be found in our own Gazebo and we will hope to see you there. Celebrate the legacy of Will Adams The festival celebrates the…

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Astronomy at the Beach

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - September 15 @ 12:00 am
Island Lake State Recreation Area, Island Lake Picnic Grounds
Brighton, MI United States

This annual event includes a star party, talks, demonstrations, hands on activities, and more. We have something for everyone interested in the sky. Cost: free with a state park recreation pass

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Mid-Kent Astronomical Society – Summer BBQ Social

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bredhurst Village Hall, Bredhurst
Gillingham, Kent ME7 3JZ United Kingdom

The MKAS Social Evening around the BBQ where you can take it easy and meet other like-minded astronomers and water rocket enthusiasts. Entrance is free to MKAS members and their friends. All you need to bring with you is your food for the BBQ and some buns plus any alcoholic drinks that you may like. MKAS will provide tea, coffee and squash. Don’t worry about the weather as we will…

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PixInsight 3-Day Workshop Lake Forest, CA

September 28 @ 9:00 am - September 30 @ 4:30 pm
Astro Hutech, 25691 Atlantic Ocean Dr., Unit B-17
Lake Forest, CA 92630 United States
$595

Following a successful and fun PixInsight workshop in Buffalo, Warren Keller and Ron Brecher are teaming up to present a 3-day workshop in Mesa, Arizona, September 21-23, 2018. Please join us! Things our Buffalo students said- “… 5 stars. You guys are exceptional.” Richard Payne “I LOVED the hands-on approach.” Prof. Samantha Blair “I liked the fact that you covered so many topics and included many tips and shortcuts.” Greg Piepol…

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VAAS 2018

September 29
Copley Science Center, 304 Caroline Street
Ashland, VA 23005 United States

VAAS (Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies) is holding their annual convention at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. The program includes: -Astronomy presentations -Door prizes -Swap table -Picnic -Tour of the RMC Keeble Observatory -Telescope observing

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All Arizona Star Party

October 5 - October 6
Salome Airstrip, I10W – Hovatter Road Exit
Salome, AZ 85234 United States
Free

The East Valley Astronomy Club holds this annual event at an abandoned airfield just off I10W with easy access to the observing site. RV and tent camping without hookups is available around the field. Dark skies and great fun at this two-day event. More information is available at www.evaconline.org under "Meetings and Events".  

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Bays Mountain StarFest 2018

October 12 - October 14
Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium, 853 Bays Mountain Park Road
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
$150

It is the 35th anniversary of the Bays Mountain StarFest and the theme is "Celebrating 200 Years of American Women in Astronomy!" It is the 200th birth anniversary of noted American astronomer Maria Mitchell. Our celebration though, has more to do with women in astronomy today. What better way to do this then by having all of our keynote speakers be women who do astronomy! The event is: October 12-14,…

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Stargazing at the Tower

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hoghton Tower, Hoghton Tower, Hoghton
Preston, Lancashire PR5 0SH United Kingdom
£32.00

Wonder and marvel at the stars of the night sky in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Hoghton Tower. Sunday 11th November, 5pm site open & lecture at 6pm Join us at Hoghton Tower on Sunday 11th November for an exclusive astronomical event. A lecture will be given in our beautiful Banqueting Hall from Professor Donald Kurtz, a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, who specialises in Asteroseismology.…

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