Orange Blossom Special Star Party, Withlacoochee River Park, Dade City, Tampa FL, Jan. 29, 2014
The 20th Annual International Orange Blossom Special Star Party, hosted by the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, Inc. (SPAC), will be held at the Withlacoochee River County Park in Dade City, FL (northeast of Tampa).
The many amenities include: darker skies, 30 acre activity field for camping and viewing (there is limited electricity and water hookups), room to roam, 1.7 mile paved multi-purpose trail, 13 miles of hiking trails, 40’ observation tower, 3 wooden boardwalks, 2 playground areas for the kids, and
river access for canoeing.
The agenda for the star party, along with deep sky and solar observing, includes lectures, mirror grinding demonstrations, our ever popular telescope tour, a group hike on the park trail, Hee Haw Hay-ride, music jam sessions, great door prizes, great food cooked on site, and much more.
Our star party is pet friendly so your best friend is welcome. However, petsmust display their current rabies tag/license and have direct adult supervision at all times.