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#26 Napp

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 01:31 PM

The Winter Star Party.  February in the Florida Keys.  Great seeing.  The most southerly celestial objects visible in the continental US.  Anxiously awaiting the arrangements SCAS plans to make after the damage done by Hurricane Irma.



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:22 PM

New addition to the list:

If you haven't been to the Staunton River Star Party in southern Virginia, you don't know what you're missing! Only about 5 years old, this star party is without a doubt the most CONVENIENT star party east of the Mississippi! Everything you could want or need is right on site. Everything! It's my new star party of choice and not expensive to attend!

Make it a "bucket list" party to attend in the fall. You won't regret it! waytogo.gif

 

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#28 Starkid2u

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 05:25 PM

The Winter Star Party.  February in the Florida Keys.  Great seeing.  The most southerly celestial objects visible in the continental US.  Anxiously awaiting the arrangements SCAS plans to make after the damage done by Hurricane Irma.

Would've gone this year but Irma took care of that! Now I'll be awaiting the more permanent solution in the coming years. Sure will miss those palm trees! frown.gif

 

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#29 Matt Russell

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 10:32 PM

#1 - Rocky Mountain Star Stare (RMSS), put on by the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society (CSAS).  I've been going to this star party since 2001 and it has gotten better each year.  If you're interested in a laid-back atmosphere, camping by your equipment, great speakers, DARK skies and awesome mountain surroundings, this one may be for you.  Held on private CSAS land just north of Gardner, CO.  http://rmss.org/

 

#2 - Northwoods Starfest, put on by the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society.  I haven't been to this star party in quite a few years, but for some reason this one left a big impression on me.  Great people, very nice (and flat) observing area.  https://www.cvastro....woods-starfest/


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 07:35 PM

Starfest, Ayton, Ontario, Canada (River Place Park campground) organized by the North York Astronomical Association www.nyaa.ca . Starfest 2019 is from Thursday, August 22 to Sunday, August 25, 2019, though many arrive earlier during the week.



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Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:33 PM

If your keen to travel south - ie: Australia I can also recommend ...

 

VICSOUTH - jointly run by the Astronomical Societies of South Australia & Victoria at Little Desert Lodge, usually end October/early November.

Lots of Big dobs to look through, large imaging field, good speakers and it's held at at an eco lodge near Nhilll, Vic - super dark skies & nothing around for miles.  

 

Astrofest - similar to VicSouth - big popular event at an eco-style resort in the middle of nowhere 2 hrs north west of Brisbane in Queensland. Amazing skies!

 

Snake Valley - low key & smaller than the one's above, but relaxed, very accomodating & super friendly environment west of Ballarat, Victoria. (21/2 drive hrs from Melbourne).

 

Visitors are always welcome at these events. smile.gif


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