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  Star Parties October 2011

Enchanted Skies Star Party
Sep 28-Oct 1 2011
Socorro, New Mexico

The Enchanted Skies Star Party offers several exciting features, including a unique opportunity for a night of observing at an elevation of 10,000 feet. We'll continue our decade-long tradition of presenting outstanding lectures by leading professional and amateur astronomers, and of course, we'll once again gather at Socorro County's Pound Ranch for a night of great food, Southwestern entertainment and excellent, dark-sky observing.

Jersey StarQuest
Sep 30- Oct-02, 2011

Sponsored by the Amateur Astronomers Association of Princeton, the 14th annual Jersey StarQuest convention will be held at the Hope Conference and Renewal Center in Hope. The registration deadline is June 12th.

Heart Of America Star Party
OCTOBER 10 - 14, 2012
Butler, Mo

Presented by the Astronomical Society of Kansas City at the Dark Sky Site developed for and by amateur astronomers:

  • 40-acre site owned by ASKC near the  Marais des Cynes River (pronounced: Mare-des-Zeen)
  • Pristine parcel bordered by a 7,200-acre wildlife area

Stella Della Valley Star Party
October 8-10, 2010
Ottsville, PA

Organized by the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association Stella Della Valley will again be held at Camp Onas, near Ottsville, PA. This site in northern Bucks County offers some of the darkest skies remaining in the Philadelphia and Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton area.

South Jersey Star Party
Sep 17-19

The 2004 South Jersey Star Party will be held at Belleplain State Forest, Cape May County, NJ September 17-19, 2004. Belleplain is located just outside of the Borough of Woodbine. It is one of the best dark sky sites in the region! The Jersey Cape also offers a number of tourism venues, from antique shops and restaurants to the local birding and beach attractions.

Okie-Tex Star Party
Sep 28t -Oct 2 , 2011
Camp Billy Joe, near Kenton, OK

Offering some of the darkest skies anywhere in the Southwest

Annual NOVAC Star Gaze
October 1, 2011
C.M. Crockett Park in Fauquier County, Virginia

NOVAC invites you to the largest public star gaze in the Washington DC area. Learn about astronomy while enjoying the night sky with hundreds of telescopes, binoculars and homemade projects. Many experienced astronomers will be on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge.

Mid-Atlantic Star Party
Oct. 24 - Oct. 30, 2011
Near Robbins, NC

MASP is located in the "Dark Park" South of Robbins, NC. This is about halfway between Raleigh and Charlotte and halfway between Winston-Salem and Fayetteville. The skies at the site are just about as dark as they can get in the Eastern US. The location affords views of many deep-sky objects including the Milky Way, some of the southern sky objects. good planetary views as well as great observing of galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters.

White Sands Star Party
October, 2011

The White Sands National Monument will serve as the official host for the two nights of dark sky observing. Area 19 of the dunes will serve as the site for the White Sands Star Party.

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