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WNAS Operating Committee meeting Thursday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Star Parties

Star Parties are scheduled for the first Saturday of the month at the Observatory.  We may schedule a special  Star Party for astronomical events like solar or lunar eclipses or meteor showers.  Please check the Calendar of Events.

What exactly is a Star Party?

A Star Party is simply a gathering of people who share a common interest in astronomy.  People typically get together at a location suitable for using telescopes or binoculars and spend the evening observing various objects through  different telescopes while enjoying good conversation.  This is the place to use telescopes or binoculars in their intended environment.  Maybe you have read the books and seen the pictures, but a Star Party offers real views through real telescopes of real objects.

A subtle red light for reading star charts, etc. is normal around telescopes.  Bright lights are not needed and should be avoided.