Posted by BC on April 19th, 2008
Star parties are generally casual gatherings of amateur and professional astronomers who congregate in an area, with the purpose of observing. Star parties come in all sizes, from the backyard with a handful of people, to the large internationally known, long duration events. No matter what the size, all who attend have a similar interest, and they meet others who usually have a new story to share. Let’s face it, some of us love a good astro story.
No matter what the reason is for you to attend or host a star party, warm weather is a good time for outside events. If you know of a star party coming to your area (or your backyard), and you want to let everyone else know about it, please make a post in the comment section of this blog entry. I have invited a few folks to my backyard observatory tonight.