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Registration Is Now Open!

Registration for the 2018 Spring Star Party is now open. The star party will open at noon on March 14th and run to March 18th. Visit the registration page to sign up for the star party ... and we will see you in March!

Dark Skies Are Getting Noticed!

Check out this news article about how a California company plans to setup a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) camp near the site of the Staunton River Star Party! The article specifically mentions that the CEO noted that the community is located in a part of the country deemed as having a dark skies designation. Thanks to everyone who has attended the star party and especially the staff at the park for keeping the skies dark!

What Is A Star Party?

Did you know that there are people among you that like to stay up all night and gaze up at the night sky? Well, there are (they're called amateur astronomers ... although there are some professionals that join us) and twice a year we come together at Staunton River State Park and look at stars and galaxies and planets and comets and all sorts of other wondrous things! If this sounds like fun, or you have a possible interest, please join us!

Public Observing Night

As we usually do,the star party will be open to the public one night during the star party. However, this spring it will be different - we will do it on Friday instead of Saturday night (same time - from 8 PM until 11 PM). Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. Please visit the park website for more information about where to park.

Visit Us On Facebook

To see what others are saying about the Staunton River Star Party ... and see pictures and videos, visit us on Facebook! Search for "Staunton River Star Party" or follow this link.

Observing Field Dedication

Just so you know ... when you attend the Staunton River Star Party, you will be observing on the first dedicated dark sky observation area in the state of Virginia (and the surrounding area)! Come join us for the dark skies ... and help us keep the skies dark for many years of observing in the future.