2015 U.S. Star Parties And Astro Events

Remembering Barlow Bob – Current as of 6 April 2015

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Date Event
 
Location
Jan 24 Regional Meeting of Amateur Astronomers 2015
http://www.ccastro.org/2015-regional-meeting.html
 
Boiling Springs, NC
Feb 11 – 15 Orange Blossom Special Star Party
http://www.stpeteastronomyclub.org/obs.php
 
Dade City, FL
Feb 16 – 22 2015 Winter Star Party
http://www.scas.org/
 
Florida Keys, FL
Feb 16 Cedar Key Star Party
https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Cedar-Key-Museum
 
Cedar Key, FL
Feb 28 Harmony Dark Sky Festival
http://www.darkskyfestival.com/
 
Harmony, FL
Mar 7 Tri Star 2015
http://www.gtcc.edu/observatory/tristar.aspx
 
Jamestown, NC
Mar 18 – 22 Hodges Gardens Star Party
http://www.brastro.org/hgsp.html
 
Many, LA
Mar 19 – 22 Staunton River Star Party
http://www.chaosastro.com/starparty/
 
Scottsburg, VA
Mar 28 International Sidewalk Astronomy Night (ISAN) 8
http://www.sidewalkastronomers.us/
 
Global
Apr 15 – 18 Midsouth Star Gaze
http://rainwaterobservatory.org/rainwater/
 
French Camp, MS
Apr 16 – 17 Northeast Astronomical Imaging Conference (NEAIC)
http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/neaic.html
 
Suffern, NY
Apr 16 – 19 Zombie Star Gaze
http://atlantaastronomy.org/
 
Atlanta, GA
Apr 17 – 18 Enchanted Skies Star Party
http://enchantedskies.org/
 
Magdalena, NM
Apr 18 – 19 NEAF 2015, NSSP NEAF Solar Star Party
http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/neaf.html
http://www.neafsolar.com
 
Suffern, NY
Apr 24 – 25 Spring Stokes Star Party
http://stokesstarparty.com/
 
Sandyston, NJ
May 10 – 17 Texas Star Party
https://texasstarparty.org/
 
Fort Davis, TX
May 14 – 17 Delmarva Star Gaze XXI Star Party
http://www.delmarvastargazers.org/archive/SG2015/index.html
 
Laurel, DE
May 14 – 17 Two Rivers Spring Star Party
http://www.freewebs.com/tworiversstarparty/
 
Barry, IL
May 14 – 17 South Jersey Spring Star Party
http://www.sjac.us/starparty.html
 
Belleplain State Forest, NJ
May 15 – 17 Bootleg Star Party
http://bootlegastronomy.com/
 
Harmon, IL
May 15 – 17 Tennessee Spring Star Party
tnstateparks.com/events/details/tennessee-spring-star-party-2015
 
Spencer, TN
May 21 – 25 RTMC Astronomy Expo – Camp Oakes
http://www.rtmcastronomyexpo.org/
 
Big Bear City, CA
Jun 10 – 14 Rocky Mountain Star Stare
http://www.rmss.org/
 
Gardner, CO
Jun 11 – 13 2015 Symposium on Telescope Science
http://www.socastrosci.org/symposium.html
 
Ontario, Canada
Jun 11 – 14 Cherry Springs Star Party
http://www.astrohbg.org/CSSP/
 
Cherry Springs State Park, PA
Jun 11 – 14 Wisconsin Observers Weekend
http://www.new-star.org/
 
Waupaca, WI
Jun 12 – 13 Craters of the Moon Star Party
http://www.ifastro.org/
 
Arco, ID
Jun 13 StarConn
http://www.asgh.org/starconn/index.htm
 
Middletown, CT
Jun 13 Apollo Rendezvous
http://www.mvas.org/
 
Dayton and Yellow Springs, OH
Jun 13 – 20 Grand Canyon Star Party
https://tucsonastronomy.org/gcsp-2/
 
Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
Jun 17 – 20 Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival
http://www.nps.gov/brca/planyourvisit/astrofest.htm
 
Bryce Canyon, UT
Jun 17 – 20 Green Bank Star Quest
http://www.greenbankstarquest.org/
 
Green Bank, WV
Jun 18 – 21 South Dakota Star Party
http://www.sdsp.org/
 
Wally’s Corner, SD
Jul 6 – 11 ALCON 2015
https://alcon2015.astroleague.org/
 
Las Cruses, NM
Jul 10 – 12 The Conjunction 2015
http://www.philharrington.net/astroconjunction/
 
Northfield, MA
Jul 12 – 17 The Nebraska Star Party
http://www.nebraskastarparty.org/
 
Valentine, NE
Jul 15 – 19 Indiana Family star Party
http://www.mintel.net/~pgo/
 
Camp Cullom, IN
Jul 15 – 19 Mason Dixon Star Party
http://www.masondixonstarparty.org/
 
Wellsville, PA
Jul 15 – 19 Golden State Star Party
http://www.goldenstatestarparty.org/
 
Adin, CA
Jul 17 – 19 RocheStar Fest
http://www.rochesterastronomy.com/RocheStarFest
 
Ionia, NY
Aug 7 – 16 Rockland Summer Star Party
http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/ssp.html
 
Plainfield, MA
Aug 11 – 15 Table Mountain Star Party
http://www.tmspa.com/
 
Oroville, WA
Aug 11 – 16 Oregon Star Party
http://oregonstarparty.org/oregonstarparty/
 
Prineville, OR
Aug 12 – 16 Northern Nights Star Fest
http://www.mnastro.org/northern-nights-star-fest/
 
Palisade, MN
Aug 12 – 16 West Coast Video Star Party
http://wcvsp.org/
 
Tahoe National Forest, CA
Aug 13 – 15 Julian StarFest
http://www.julianstarfest.com/
 
Julian, CA
Aug 13 – 16 Stellafane 2015
http://stellafane.org/
 
Springfield, VT
Aug 13 – 16 Arunah Hill Days
http://www.arunah.org/calendar.htm
 
Cummington, MA
Aug 14 – 16 Northwoods Star Fest
http://www.cvastro.org/
 
Eau Claire, WI
Aug 14 – 18 Almost Heaven Star Party
http://www.ahsp.org/
 
Spruce Knob, WV
Aug 16 – 22 Maine Astronomy Retreat
http://www.astronomyretreat.com/
 
Washington, ME
Sep 9 – 13 Brothers Star Party
http://www.mbsp.org/
 
Brothers, OR
Sep 10 – 13 Hidden Hollow 2015
http://www.wro.org/hiddenhollowinfo.html
 
Green Bank, WV
Sep 10 – 14 Acadia Night Sky Festival
http://www.acadianightskyfestival.com/
 
Bar Harbor, ME
Sep 11 – 13 Black Forest Star Party
http://bfsp.org/
 
Cherry Springs State Park, PA
Sep 11 – 13 Connecticut Star Party
http://www.asnh.org/
 
Ashford, CT
Sep 12 – 20 Okie-Tex Star Party
http://www.okie-tex.com/
 
Camp Billy Joe, OK
Sep 17 – 20 Great Lakes Star Gaze
http://www.greatlakesstargaze.com/
 
Gladwin, MI
Sep 18 ASNNE’s Starfest
http://www.asnne.org/
 
Kennebunk, ME
Sep 25 – 26 Kensington Astronomy at the Beach
http://www.glaac.org/kensington-astronomy-at-the-beach/
 
Kensington Metropark, MI
Oct 1 – 4 Blackwater Falls Astronomy Weekend
http://www.kvas.org/
 
Davis, WV
Oct 5 – 10 Eldorado Star Party
http://eldoradostarparty.org/
 
Eldorado, TX
Oct 11 – 18 Peach State Star Gaze
http://www.atlantaastronomy.org/PSSG/
 
Sharon, GA
Oct 13 – 18 Astroblast
http://www.oras.org/
 
Oil City, PA
Oct 14 – 17 Enchanted Skies Star Party
http://enchantedskies.org/
 
Magdalena, NM
Oct 16 – 18 Kopernik AstroFest 2015
http://kopernikastro.org/astrofest/
 
Vestal, NY
Nov 3 – 8 Deep South Regional Star Gaze XXXIII
http://www.stargazing.net/dsrsg/
 
Norwood, LA
Nov 5 – 8 Nightfall Star Party
http://nightfallstarparty.com/
 
Borrego Springs, CA

Possible 2015 Events And Events Pending Additional Info

These events are for clubs that either (1) had events in 2014 and may have them in 2015 or (2) have not yet announced the dates for their 2015 event. Keep track of their website or check for the most recent version of this document.

Date Event
 
Location
May 3 AstroDay
http://www.mkaoc.org/programming/astroday
 
Hilo, HI
Aug 22 – 23 Maine State Star Party
http://www.downeastaa.com/maine_state_star_party_2014
 
Edmunds, ME
Sept 18 – 21 Fall No-Frills Star Party
http://www.delmarvastargazers.org/
 
Laurel, DE
Oct 17 – 18 New England Fall Astronomy Festival
http://www.physics.unh.edu/observatory/NEFAF
 
Durham, NH
Nov 9 – 15 Chiefland Fall Star Party
http://chieflandstarpartygroup.com/fall.html
 
Brooksville, FL
Sep 18 – 21 Prairie Skies Star Party
http://www.prairieskies.org/
 
Bourbonnais, IL

About This Document

This document has been compiled by Chuck Higgins (Mohawk Valley Astronomical Society, mvas-ny.org) and Damian Allis (CNY Observers, cnyo.org) based on an original survey by the godfather of solar observing, Barlow Bob (deceased 2014).

Information in this document is as current as event websites and other event aggregator websites have allowed. Always check the websites for the most current information.

Find a problem? Want to add an event? Want to make our lives easier in 2016? Please contact either Chuck Higgins (chuck@higginsc.com) or Damian Allis (damian@somewhereville.com). To add an event, please send us the following information:

– Date Range
– Event Name
– Event Website
– Nearest City, State
– Contact Info (so we can easily update your event next year)

The online version of the document, including PDF and Word DOCX downloads, as well as a basic Table’d HTML version for easy website inclusion, can be found at: www.cnyo.org/2015-u-s-star-parties-and-astro-events/

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