August 2019

2019-07-28 (All day) to 2019-08-02 (All day)

Plan now to sail off on your own voyage of discovery this summer with us! The astronomical views from Merritt Reservoir’s Snake Campground are fabulous, and there are plenty of recreational opportunities to keep the entire family entertained all week long at the annual Nebraska Star Party. Located 35 miles southwest of Valentine, NE in some of the darkest skies in North America!

https://www.nebraskastarparty.org/

Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area Valentine , NE
United States
Nebraska US

2019-08-02 (All day) to 2019-08-04 (All day)

Join the Minnesota Astronomical Society in celebrating our 12th annual Camping With The Stars
Where: Eagle Lake Observatory at Baylor Park, Norwood-Young America, MN
When: August 2, 3, & 4, 2019
Speakers, prizes, and viewing through some of the finest amateur telescopes - day and night. Camp adjacent to our observatory.
Visit our website for details: www.mnastro.org/camping-with-the-stars/
Call 952-466-5250 to register and reserve your spot.

Eagle Lake Observatory
Baylor Regional Park 10775 County Rd 33
55397 Norwood Young America , MN
United States
Minnesota US

2019-08-05 18:30 to 22:30

Celebration of the International Astronomy Day open to the public at the San Antonio de Padua's Astronomical Observatory. Highschool in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

San Antonio de Padua's Observatory
calle Arzuaga 216, esq. Frailes Capuchinos
00926 Río Piedras , PR
United States
Puerto Rico US

2019-08-09 07:30 to 09:45

Discover the night sky from Assateague Island! The event will begin with auditorium presentations followed by stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting).

Times & Locations
Astronomy 101 Presentation
7:30 and 8:00 p.m.
Herbert H Bateman Education Center Auditorium
(Limited space available; first come first serve; rain or shine)

Night Sky Observations through Telescopes
8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
North end of Parking Lot #1
(Subject to cancellation due to inclement weather; refuge closes at 10 p.m.)

This series is free and open to the public, however park entrance fees still apply. For entrance fee information visit http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Chincoteague/visit/fees.html.
Optional items to bring: binoculars, a red light, and insect repellent.

This series is a continued collaboration between Assateague Island National Seashore, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, and the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
8231 Beach Rd
23336 Chincoteague , VA
United States
Virginia US

2019-08-09 19:00 to 22:30

http://www.chimneyrockco.org/event/moon-viewing-plus-program-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/

PROGRAM DETAILS
This program is timed for when the moon is present in the sky but not fully illuminated; we can enjoy the night sky unimpeded by artificial lighting or the brightness of a full moon, and see many of the brighter objects that are visible. It is especially enjoyable to view the partial moon through a telescope because features near the terminator (the boundary between the lit and unlit portions of the moon) stand out in particularly high contrast and are easy to discern.

The Hwy 151 Entry Gate will open an hour before sunset, for check-in and driving to the High Mesa parking lot, where volunteers await with telescopes. While we wait for our eyesight to adjust to the growing darkness, we’ll hear a short talk to prepare us for viewing the night sky. Topics may include how the ancient people who periodically inhabited the site lived, how they used the unique landscape of the Chimney Rock area to view the sky, what special astronomical events they might have seen, and what we will see in the evening’s viewing.

At the viewing area, each telescope will focus on a different feature, and the volunteers will change that focus periodically during the viewing time. Viewing is scheduled to continue until about one hour after maximum darkness. Guests may depart from the viewing area whenever they choose.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Remember that at this altitude the nights begin to cool rapidly after sunset, so an appropriate jacket or sweater will enable you to remain comfortable while you enjoy the majesty of the night sky at Chimney Rock.

This program is perfect for young families and those with limited mobility.

Visitors traveling with their own telescope are encouraged to bring it to the program and share it with others.

Guests must enter through the Hwy 151 entry gate during the check-in period stated below; the gate will be locked at the end of that time. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, rain checks will be available. For details, please call the Visitor Cabin (970-883-5359) 9:00 – 4:00 Mountain Time.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9:

Arrive for check-in 7:00pm-7:30pm.
Program begins at 7:45pm
TICKETS:
$16.00/adult and $8.00/child (5-12)
Considered a non-refundable donation.
A booking fee applies to each ticket purchased online or through the call center.
Reservations strongly recommended. Limited space. Walk-ins on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Chimney Rock National Monument
3179 CO-151
81121 Chimney Rock , CO
United States
Colorado US

2019-08-28 (All day) to 2019-09-02 (All day)

Join the Minnesota Astronomical Society for the 10th annual Northern Nights Star Fest (NNSF). This event is held under the dark, dark skies in rural Aitkin County, about 125 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Offered in cooperation with the Long Lake Conservation Center.

http://www.mnastro.org/northern-nights-star-fest/
Questions contact kenhugill@comcast.net

Opportunities to view objects through the MAS’s largest aperture telescopes, the 25” and 30” Obsession telescopes.
Excellent staging sites for setting up/using your scope. On- field electricity is available.
An optional observing list will be available to challenge your skills. Pins are awarded for successful completion.
Afternoon and evening presentations by MAS club members, astronomical experts and scholars.
Comfortable modern “bunkhouse” lodging. Each room has 4 single bunks with its own bathroom and shower. Single occupancy available.
Morning Coffee, Brunch, Dinner and Midnight snacks provided by LLCC. Meals are purchased à la carte with pre-registration.
Daytime activities include presentations, swap meet, canoeing and exploring Aitkin County.
Door prize drawing Saturday evening. (Must be present to win)

Long Lake Conservation Center
28952 438th Ln
56469 Palisade , MN
United States
Minnesota US

2019-08-28 (All day) to 2019-09-02 (All day)

Join avid amateur astronomers and dark sky enthusiasts for our 6th annual Northern Nights Star Fest. Enjoy some of the darkest skies in Minnesota and view through 25" and 30" Obsession scopes.
On-site accommodations. Guest speakers, swap meet, and door prizes are some of the scheduled events. Meals also available.
Registration information at www.mnastro.org/NNSF/

Long Lake Conservation Center
28952 438th Lane
56469 Palisade , MN
United States
Minnesota US

2019-08-29 (All day) to 2019-09-01 (All day)

Come enjoy some of the darkest skies in the Midwest. Our special guest speaker will be Dr. Ken Young. Dr. Young was part of the Event Horizon Telescope team that created the first true image of a black hole. http://www.iowastarparty.com/

Whiterock Conservancy Coon Rapids , IA
United States
Iowa US

2019-08-30 18:45 to 22:15

http://www.chimneyrockco.org/event/night-sky-archaeoastronomy-programs-2...

PROGRAM DETAILS
Timed for when the moon is absent from the sky, this program enables guests to enjoy the night sky in a truly dark-sky environment and see fainter objects that the moon’s light would normally obscure.

The Hwy 151 Entry Gate will open an hour before sunset, for check-in and driving to the High Mesa parking lot, where volunteers await with telescopes. While we wait for our eyesight to adjust to the growing darkness, we’ll hear a short talk to prepare us for viewing the night sky. Topics may include how the ancient people who periodically inhabited the site lived, how they used the unique landscape of the Chimney Rock area to view the sky, what special astronomical events they might have seen, and what we will see in the evening’s viewing.

At the viewing area, each telescope will focus on a different feature, and the volunteers will change that focus periodically during the viewing time. Viewing is scheduled to continue until about one hour after maximum darkness. Guests may depart from the viewing area whenever they choose.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Remember that at this altitude the nights begin to cool rapidly after sunset, so an appropriate jacket or sweater will enable you to remain comfortable while you enjoy the majesty of the night sky at Chimney Rock.

This program is perfect for young families and those with limited mobility.

Visitors traveling with their own telescope are encouraged to bring it to the program and share it with others.

Guests must enter through the Hwy 151 entry gate during the check-in period stated below; the gate will be locked at the end of that time. In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather, rain checks will be available. For details, please call the Visitor Cabin (970-883-5359) 9:00 – 4:00 Mountain Time.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30:

Arrive for check-in 6:45pm-7:15pm.
Program begins at 8:15pm
TICKETS:
$16.00/adult and $8.00/child (5-12)
Considered a non-refundable donation.
A booking fee applies to each ticket purchased online or through the call center.
Reservations strongly recommended. Limited space. Walk-ins on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Chimney Rock National Monument
3179 CO-151
81121 Chimney Rock , CO
United States
Colorado US