Star Parties and Astronomical Events in 2011

We are planning an all out blitz on star parties and astronomy functions for our centennial year. We are sending speakers from the staff to give talks at Stellafane, ALCon 2011, Texas Star Party, Nebraska Star Party, Table Mountain Star Party and NEAIC, the Northeast Astro Imaging Conference. We are also in discussions to send representatives to the Black Forest and Connecticut star parties.

AAVSO Director, Arne Henden, will be speaking at these events in 2011:
June 29-July 2
Bryce Canyon,  UT

July 28-31
Stellafane, VT

Mike Simonsen will be speaking at the following events:
April 14-15
Suffern, NY

Texas Star Party
May 29- June 5
Fort Davis, TX

July 31- August 5
Merritt Resevoir, NA

Rebecca Turner will be speaking at:
Table Mountain Star Party
July 28-30
Table Mountain, WA
Aaron Price will be speaking at:
April 20
Toronto, Canada
August 25-28
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Canada

Sebastian Otero and AAVSO President, Jamie Garcia will be giving talks at:
"Star Party del Sur Mendocino" (Southern Mendoza Star Party)
April 1-3
Mendoza, Argentina

We need your help to reach out to the attendees of some of the remaining major star parties. We'll even help you get the job done right. We will be producing a PowerPoint slide show for your use, highlighting the AAVSO, its mission, history and future plans for pro-am collaborations and citizen science projects.

If you would like to volunteer for one of these events, we will work with you to get you a speaking engagement.
Please contact us if you are interested in giving a talk at any of these functions.

Triad Star Party (Tri Star)
March 5
Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, NC.

Hodges Garden Star Party
March 30-April 3
Hodges Gardens State Park, LA

Mid-South Star Party
April 27-30
French Camp, Mississippi

Georgia Sky View
Camp McIntosh - Indian Springs Park
(near Jackson, GA)

Southern New Mexico Star Party
City of Rocks State Park, NM

RTMC Astronomy Expo
YMCA Camp Oakes, five miles southeast of Big Bear City, CA

Cherry Springs Star Party
June 2-5
Cherry Springs State Park, Potter County, PA

Golden State Star Party
Frosty Acres Ranck, Adin, CA

Venango County's Two Mile Run Park
Franklin, PA

Idaho Star Party
Bruneau Dunes State Park
Bruneau, ID

Finally, if you know of another star party not on our list, or plan to speak at a local star party this year, please send us that information also, so we can add it to our web pages.