Star Party Schedules for Remainder of 2020

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Christopher K.
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Star Party Schedules for Remainder of 2020

Post by Christopher K. »

We can expect several star parties (planned, usually annual, gatherings of amateur skygazers) to either be canceled or postponed. Almost always these events are set for New Moon times so that natural extra light is out of the way. At this time I don't bother with any of the listings, choosing to focus on happenings within a seventy-five kilometer (fifty mile) radius of south Baton Rouge. Often, Barry will mention Deep South though.

bsimon615
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Re: Star Party Schedules for Remainder of 2020

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Most star parties thru the first 5 months of this year have been cancelled (exception being the Winter Star Party as it took place before the virus hit the fan, so to speak). Star parties will continue to cancel as time rolls on for obvious reasons. Needless to say virtually all, if not all, outreach events including Astronomy Day events have all been cancelled due to Covid 19.

This list dramatically illustrates how Covid-19 has affected our hobby -


Annual Star Parties for 2020
Revised 5-1-20


February 17-23
WINTER STAR PARTY
Scout Key, FL
scas.org/winter-star-party

March 23-29
Staunton River Star Party
Staunton River State Park, Virginia – CANCELLED
http://www.chaosastro.org/starparty/

March 23
Erie Bluffs Star Party
Erie Pennsylvania - CANCELLED

March 28
All Arizona Messier Marathon
Saguaro Astronomy Club - CANCELLED

April 4-5
NORTHEAST ASTRONOMY FORUM
Suffern, NY
rocklandastronomy.com/neaf/html – CANCELLED – rescheduled to September 12-13

April 22-26
CAMP DELANY STAR PARTY
Coulee City, WA
https://olympicastro...any-star-party/ - CANCELLED

April 22-26 >>>>>> moved to May 20-24, with option on June 17-21
DEEP SOUTH SPRING SCRIMMAGE
White Horse Retreat Center (near Columbia, MS)
https://dssg.boards.net

April 22-25
MID SOUTH STAR GAZE
French Camp, MS
rainwaterobservatory.org/events – CANCELLED

April 24-26
Michiana Astronomical Society 12th Annual Star Party
Dr. T.K. Lawless Park
15122 Monkey Run Street
Vandalia, MI 49095
http://www.michiana-astro.org/ - CANCELLED


May 2
ASTRONOMY DAY
Events across North America - Note, many will likely cancel
https://is.gd/AstronomyDay

May 17-24
TEXAS STAR PARTY
Fort Davis, TX
texasstarparty.org - CANCELLED

May 20-24
DEEP SOUTH SPRING SCRIMMAGE
White Horse Retreat Center (near Columbia, MS)
https://dssg.boards.net - CANCELLED

May 22-25
York County No Frills Star Party
Susquehannock State Park
Lancaster County, PA
http://www.yorkcountystarparty.org - CANCELLED

June 13-20
GRAND CANYON STAR PARTY
Grand Canyon, AZ
https://is.gd/GCSP2020 - CANCELLED

Green Bank Star Quest XVII
June 17th - June 20th, 2020
Green Bank, WV
http://www.greenbankstarquest.org/ - CANCELLED

June 17-21
LOGAN VALLEY STAR PARTY
Near John Day, OR
https://sites.google...alleystarparty/ - CANCELLED

June 17-21
ROCKY MOUNTAIN STAR STARE
Gardner, CO – a Go or No Go decision will be made on May 12, 2020
rmss.org

June 18-21
CHERRY SPRINGS STAR PARTY
Coudersport, PA
cherrysprings.org - CANCELLED


June 18 - 21
WISCONSIN OBSERVERS WEEKEND
http://www.new-star.org/ - CANCELLED

June 20-24
GOLDEN STATE STAR PARTY
Adin, CA
http://goldenstatestarparty.org/ - CANCELLED


July 19-24
NEBRASKA STAR PARTY
Merritt Reservoir, NE
nebraskastarparty.org


July 21-25
TABLE MOUNTAIN STAR PARTY
Oroville, WA
tmspa.com - CANCELLED

July 21-26
OREGON STAR PARTY
Indian Trail Spring, OR
oregonstarparty.org - CANCELLED

August 13-16
STELLAFANE CONVENTION
Springfield, VT
stellafane.org

August 14-23
SUMMER STAR PARTY
Plainfield, MA
rocklandastronomy.com/ssp.html

August 14-18
Almost Heaven Star Party
Spruce Knob Mountain Center
Woodlands Way
Circleville, WV 26804
https://www.ahsp.org...instance_id=898 - CANCELLED

August 20-23
Starfest
River Place Campground
Ontario, Canada
http://www.nyaa.ca/starfest.html - CANCELLED

September 11-19
OKIE-TEX STAR PARTY
Camp Billy Joe (near Kenton, OK)
http://www.okie-tex.com/index.php

September 12-13
NORTHEAST ASTRONOMY FORUM
Suffern, NY
rocklandastronomy.com/neaf/html (rescheduled from April)

September 16-20
York County Annual Star Party
Susquehannock State Park
Lancaster County, PA
http://www.yorkcountystarparty.org

September 17-21
Iowa Star Party
Whiterock Conservancy Coon Rapids , IA
http://www.iowastarparty.com/

Sept. 18-20
Black Forest Star Party
Cherry Springs State Park PA
info@bfsp.org

September 18-21
2nd Annual Great Southwest Star Party
White Sands National Park
Alamogordo, NM
http://spacehalloffa...gistration.html

September 26
ASTRONOMY DAY
Events across North America
https://is.gd/AstronomyDay

October 11-18
Peach State Star Gaze
Deer Lick Astronomy Village
(near Sharon, GA)
https://atlantaastro...SSGO/PSSG_D.htm

October 12-17
Eldorado Star Party
X Bar Ranch
Eldorado, TX
https://eldoradostarparty.org


October 12-18
Staunton River Star Party
Staunton River State Park, Virginia
http://www.chaosastro.org/starparty/

October 13-18
Enchanted Skies Star Party
Magdalena, NM
http://www.enchanted...essp/index.html

October 15-18, 2020
Heart of America Star Party
Butler, MO
https://askc.org/ind...hp/events/hoasp

November 10–15
38th Annual Deep South Star Gaze
White Horse Retreat Center (near Columbia, MS)
https://dssg.boards.net

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