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Astronomy Events
Numerous astronomy events are scheduled
during the coming months
for both novice and professional astronomers. Check them out!





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June 29-July 3, 2011
Golden State Star Party This year's Golden State Star Party will be held in Adin, California, in eastern Lassen County, one of the darkest regions of the state. California's premier star party is located on wide open ranch land with a stunning view of Mt. Shasta, spectacular 360 degree horizons, and an unpolluted night sky. Take advantage of an early registration discount.


June 29-July 3, 2011
Rocky Mountain Star Stare Pike National Forest, CO. Dark skies with amazing transparency draw astronomers to the 25th annual star party in the Colorado Rockies, at an elevation of 8,800 feet. Nighttime viewing is supplemented with workshops, children's activities, door prizes and catered meals.

August 31-September 4, 2011
Oregon Star Party features quality deep sky viewing at 5,000 feet in the Ochoco National Forest, one hour from Prineville. Guest speakers, forest tours, telescope walkabout, kids activities, swap meet and door prizes.

August 26-30 , 2011
Almost Heaven Star Party Spruce Knob Mountain Center, WV. Held at the darkest site in the East, the AHSP has hot showers, meal service and internet access. There are daytime activities for the whole family, such as hiking, birding, canoeing, caving and mountain biking, in addition to an astrophotography contest, numerous guest speakers, and much more.

September 10, 2011
ScopeOut 2011 Cincinnati, OH. The Cincinnati Observatory Center, the U.S.'s first public observatory, hosts the 13th annual "ScopeOut Telescope Fair". Includes viewing through the historic 1842 12" Merz & Mahler & 1904 16" Clark refracting telescopes. Lectures and presentations, astrophotography and telescope making displays, vendors, children's activities, and door prizes.

September 24-October 2, 2011
Okie-Tex Star Party Camp Billy Joe near Kenton, OK. At 4,973 ft. at Black Mesa, the 28th annual star party offers some of the darkest skies in the Southwest. Activities include speakers, astrophotography contest, vendors, swap meet, door prizes. Near dinosaur quarries and Indian petroglyphs.


September 28-October 1, 2011
Enchanted Skies Star Party Socorro, NM. A unique opportunity for observing at an elevation of 10,600 feet. Hands-on workshops and outstanding lectures by leading professional and amateur astronomers. Gather at Socorro County's Pound Ranch for a night of great food, Southwestern entertainment and excellent, dark-sky observing.

October 1, 2011
Astronomy Day Astronomy Day events take place at hundreds of sites across the United States and around the world. Activities may include talks by astronauts, astronomers and NASA personnel, Moon rocks, games, prizes, astronomical food, scale models of the solar system, space hardware, space ballets and poetry and, of course, actual outdoor observing (daytime and nighttime) with a telescope.

October 24-30, 2011
Mid-Atlantic Star Party Robbins, NC. The 16th Annual Mid-Atlantic Star Party takes place at a dark sky site halfway between Washington DC and Atlanta, GA. Camping, food service, vendors, talks, workshops, children's activities and more.


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What a blast! **
See photos from the
Texas Star Party!


photo of the Cone Nebula
photo of star cluster NGC 1850
photo of the sun's surface