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Golden State Star Party (GSSP) 6/20-24 2020

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#1 audioaficionado

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 10:22 PM

GSSP is held at Frosty Acres Ranch near Adin in North Eastern California.

 

Saturday, June 20 through
Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
(4 nights)

Registration will open in January 2020

 

http://goldenstatestarparty.org/

https://www.facebook...y-227209732566/

 

 


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#2 DarkSkyKen

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 09:37 PM

This is one of my favorite star parties. My wife and I have attended for nine years (missing only the 2018 year). Reason we like this one: good roads all the way there, only a short drive on the dirt road across the ranch pasture to the site, relatively flat (no rocks, sagebrush), little dust, plenty of room for all attendees. We're self-contained (small motorhome) so amenities such as meals are not important for us. Overall this is a very good star party. Looking forward to being there in 2020.



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 07:17 PM

Looks like another PNW star party will bump into the beginning of GSSP. Logan Valley Star Party in Oregon June 17-21, 2020. If I have the extra energy, I might try to attend both with the emphasis on GSSP.



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 07:33 PM

On the other hand, there is a real nice managed RV campground on the way to GSSP that would afford me nice dark skies. It's called Eagle's Nest RV Park. Too bad LVSP and GSSP conflict this year. frown.gif



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Posted 18 December 2019 - 11:37 AM

Does anyone know if GSSP is still giving tours of the Allen Telescope Array? That would being the icing on the cake for me to go.



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Posted 06 January 2020 - 01:45 AM

I could be wrong but in my 9 years of attending GSSP I don't remember GSSP "giving" tours of the Allen Telescope Array. In their handouts each year they list various attractions around the area that attendees could check out on their own and I believe a few years back the ATA was on that list.



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Posted 12 January 2020 - 03:13 PM

About 5 years ago my wife and I took 4 others down to Hat Creek Radio Observatory for a day trip from GSSP. It is an easy enough drive. It is mostly a self guider tour on site. 

 

We have been at GSSP every year since 2008. Last year was a bit easier on daytime highs and was appreciated.  We camped out in the Ort Cloud area last time and had fewer issues with undesired white lights. The previous year we stayed nearer the entrance and had to put up with headlights from late arrivals. 

 

Hope this year has great weather and clear nights. We always have a good time regardless.



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Posted 20 January 2020 - 09:27 PM

Registration for GSSP is now open ... www.goldenstatestarparty.org

$60 per adult, $70 after March 30.

Saturday, June 20 through Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 (4 nights)




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