2013 Iowa Star Party
Posted 09 June 2013 - 03:20 PM
11th annual Iowa Star Party is Thursday, August 29th through Monday, September 2nd at the beautiful Whiterock Conservancy, located east of tiny Coon Rapids. This site is located roughly halfway between Omaha and Des Moines, about 30 miles north of I-80.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IowaStarParty
Whiterock has a dedicated 'Star Field' which offers some of the darker skies I've seen in Midwest 'farming country' east of the Missouri. I should think folks from Chicagoland, St Louis, etc would benefit from the modest drive.
A dinner is provided Saturday, followed by a speaker. Last year's speaker was Dr. Curtis Struck, of Iowa State University, who gave an interesting talk on colliding galaxies.
Here's a nice story from a past ISP at UniverseToday.com... http://www.universet...rest-star-party
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Posted 06 September 2013 - 01:08 AM
I intend to go to ASKC's Heart of America Star Party next month.