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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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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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AstroAssembly 2018

September 28 @ 9:00 am - September 29 @ 10:00 pm
Seagrave Memorial Observatory, 47 Peeptoad Road
North Scituate, RI 02857 United States

Our annual event will be held on September 28 & 29, 2018 at Seagrave Observatory in North Scituate, Rhode Island. Friday night: Speaker followed by observing Saturday: Afternoon talks, raffles, lunch on site Evening banquet and guest speaker Registrar: Linda Bergemann (lbergemann@aol.com) Cost: $25 admission $25 Banquet

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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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St Andrews Observatory Open Evening

October 3 @ 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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Free Public Talk on Adaptive Optics and Colliding Galaxies

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, Los Altos, CA United States
Free

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 at 7 pm, Dr. Claire Max, Director of the University of California Observatories, will give a free, illustrated, non-technical talk on: ”A Sharper Image: Seeing Colliding Galaxies with Adaptive Optics” in the Smithwick Theater at Foothill College, in Los Altos. The talk is part of the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series at Foothill College, now in its 19th year. When light from space enters the Earth’s…

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Isle of Man Astronomical Society Meeting

October 4 @ 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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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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Sky Interpretation at Fort Pickens Battery Worth

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Battery Worth on Fort Pickens, 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 United States

Final deep sky observing session for 2018 under dark skies of Battery Worth. Video presentation in amphitheater at 7:30 PM, with telescopic and binocular observing to follow in parking lot. Bring smartphones and cameras for astrophoto tips. Free star charts, scope tips, sky lore. Cost: $20 per car per day Schedule for 2019 will be announced next March.

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Dark Energy and the Accelerating Universe

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, NY 11932 United States
Free

The evidence for Dark Energy is overwhelming. In the mid 1970s, astronomical data hinted at the possibility of an additional form of energy in the Universe; if it existed, it was thought that such energy would not only be responsible for accelerating the rate of expansion of our Universe, but also would counteract the pull of gravity. By the late 1990s, the evidence for Dark Energy became overwhelming when astronomers…

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Cornwall Astronomy Society Meeting & Stargazing

October 9 @ 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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Probing the Universe with LIGO: A Nobel Prize Winning Project

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Southampton Campus of Stony Brook University Chancellors Hall, 239 Montauk Highway
Southampton, NY 11968 United States
Free

Montauk Observatory, Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory are honored to host this presentation by 2017 Nobel Laureate, Dr. Rainer Weiss, who will discuss his interesting (and sometimes amusing) history, as well as the history of the LIGO project, of gravitational waves and their significance to our understanding of the Universe, and his vision for the future of gravitational wave astronomy. The lecture will be followed by a reception.…

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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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Perton Library Astronomy Group Meeting

October 18 @ 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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23rd Annual North Texas Skwatch Star Party

November 3 @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Lake Mineral Wells State Park, 100 Park Road 71
Mineral Wells, TX 76067 United States

Saturday, November 3rd – Texas. The 23th Annual North Texas Skywatch Star Party will be held at Lake Mineral Wells State Park, approximately 50 miles west of Fort Worth. This very popular family friendly star party (average attendance of 200) is hosted by Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Dr. Mike Hibbs from Tarleton State University. Contact Mike Hibbs (e-mail hibbs@tarleton.edu) or the State Park, David Owens 940-328-1171 for information. Dear Fellow…

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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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