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  Star Parties August 2012


Stellafane Star Party
Thursday through Sunday August 16-19, 2012.

On August 17, 1920, fifteen men and one one women signed up to lean how to grind their own mirrors from instructor Russell W. Porter in Springfield, Vermont.  After successfully completing their telescopes and using them for a while to explore the wonders of the universe the men decided to build a hilltop observatory and form an official club.  On December 7, 1923 the first official meeting of the Springfield Telescope Makers, Inc. was held. Their clubhouse, Stellafane, was completed soon after.

Oregon Star Party
Aug 15 - 19, 2012

The Oregon Star Party operates under a Special Use Permit on the Ochoco National Forest. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. The site is located on primitive and undeveloped Forest Service land, approximately one hour’s traveling time east of Prineville, Oregon, which is the nearest location for medical facilities, supplies, and gas.

Mt. Kobau Star Party
August , 2012

Annual, week long gathering, held in British Columbia in late August. Open to diehard and beginner dark sky observers.

LVAAS Megga Meet
August 2012
Pulpit Tock, Lenhartsville, PA

MEGAMEET is a PA regional amateur club observing event sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Amateur Astronomical Society. MEGAMEET will take place at the 1600 foot summit of Pulpit Rock on Blue Mountain, north of Hamburg, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles west of Allentown.

Black Forest Star Party
Sep 14-16, 2012
Cherry Springs, PA

The Black Forest Star Party is an annual dark-sky amateur astronomy observing event hosted by the Central Pennsylvania Observers (CPO). Held every year since 1999, the BFSP generally spans a weekend in the late summer or early fall in Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County, Pennsylvania.

Mt Bachelor Star Party
August 2012

Located at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area in beautiful Central Oregon, minutes from Cascade lakes, hiking trails, City of Bend and Sunriver. Special speakers and activities at Mt Bachelor's Sunrise Lodge and Sunriver Nature Center Observatory, including special programs and many special guests!

Friday, August 26 - Sunday, August 28, 2012
Kankakee, IL

The theme for AstroFest 2010 is “The Link Between Astronomy and particle Physics.” Astrofest speakers will include research scientists to discuss recent research into such topics as dark matter and dark energy

Idaho Star Party
August 26 - 28, 2012
Bruneau Dunes State Park
Bruneau, ID

The Bruneau Dunes State Park features a public observatory that hosts a number of high quality telescopes that are for everyone's use, including an outstanding 25" Newtonian Reflector. Additionally, most amateur astronomers are happy to share their instruments!

The Idaho Star Party is an event for the entire family, with programs for all ages, including kid programs, door prizes, and guest speaker presentations.

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