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Registration Is Open!

Be sure to register for the fall star party before October 17th! Online registration is easy ... just click here or on the registration link above to sign up!

Special Guest Speaker

We are very happy to announce that we will have a special guest speaker at the star party this fall. Do you know who it is? You probably use his work almost every time you go observing! Check back later to see who this keynote speaker is as well as the other presentations at the fall star party!

Fall Star Party - October 24-30

Please join us for a week of some of the best observing in the mid-Atlantic! As most of you know, the park staff are the best hosts, but it's the attendees that make the star party special! Come join your fellow enthusiasts for a week of relaxation, an exchange of knowledge, perhaps some new equipment for your collection, and of course great observing!

More Information

Click on the items in the menu at the left to learn more about the Staunton River Star Party, who to expect as vendors this fall, where it is located, and what to find while you are here. If you can't find what you are looking for, just click on the Feedback link above and send us an e-mail.

How The Star Party Helps Astronomers

Most of you already know this ... but for those that don't, read how the Staunton River Star Party and Staunton River State Park are helping to maintain dark skies in our area!

Inside NC Science: Dark-sky status good news for star gazers

Speaker Lineup Coming Soon

Check back as we add speakers and activities to the schedule for the fall star party. And if there are specific topics you would like to hear about at future star parties, or specific speakers you would like to see, send us suggestions using the Feedback link above!