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September 2 – 6, 2016
The 12th annual Almost Heaven Star Party is sponsored by NOVAC will be held at the Mountain Institute in Spruce Knob, WV. Spruce Knob is one of the premier dark sky sites in the East! The Mountain Institute provides an outstanding observing location as well as civilized amenities like hot showers, meal service and internet access.
Registration is available on-line and there will be no on-site registration. http://www.AHSP.org
Staunton River Star Party
Spring, March 9 – 13, 2016
Fall, TBD, 2016
Now a very good Star Party with two events each year and the location is a IDA Dark Sky Site as well as of 2015, We have heard good things from NOVAC members and others while at AHSP 2012. Here is a review that was done from one of our members!
This year event will be held at Tuckahoe State Park near Queen Anne, MD. The registration fee includes camping fee for the observing area. ALL NIGHT STARGAZER COFFEE, as always, will be free. Sodas and hot dogs will be available at minimal cost. Campers will be permitted to park and set up by their scopes, but there are no hookups or electricity in the observation area.
June 2 -5, 2016
June 17 – 20, 2015
2016 dates – YCSP star party begins Wednesday, July 27 noon and ends Sunday, July 31 at noon.
The York County Astronomical Society will host it at the Shreveport Airport / Footlight Ranch, York County, Pennsylvania. This telescope and star party will be held in one of the more remote areas in southern York County, situated on a very scenic hill. Thus, with weather permitting, there will be dark skies for observing on Friday and Saturday evenings. All events (except evening viewing) will take place rain or shine!
The York County Star Party (YCSP) is an annual dark-sky amateur astronomy observing event. Held every year around July and it lasts four fun filled days and nights.
October 1 2016
NOVAC invites you to the largest public star gaze in the Washington DC area. This year NOVAC will also host the Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies annual meeting. Learn about astronomy while enjoying the night sky with hundreds of telescopes, binoculars and homemade projects. Many experienced astronomers will be on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge. Easy access, lots of equipment and a dark sky make for a good night under the stars.
Please join us!
Astro-tip: Arrive early and stay late.
Oct 10 2015
October 13 – 18 2015
Stella Della Valley offers you a chance to gather with astronomers and families under some of the most pleasant dark skies in Eastern Pennsylvania, at Camp Onas in Ottsville, PA. http://www.bma2.org