Thirteenth Annual Star Party

The date for the 2015 thirteenth GLSG star party is September 17-20, 2015. Registration is closed! You may still register at the star party welcome tent during the event. Remember that there is no food vendor this year so you should arrange your own meals. There will, however, be the usual welcome tent coffee/treats. Rich Talcott, senior editor of Astronomy Magazine, will be our keynote speaker at the 2015 star party.


Rich Talcott is a senior editor of Astronomy magazine, the world's largest magazine devoted to the science and hobby of astronomy. He has written more than 150 feature articles on both the science of astronomy and observing the night sky. His article, "Earth's deadly future," which appeared in the July 2007 issue, won the Popular Writing Award of the American Astronomical Society's Solar Physics Division. He edits the popular "Sky this month" section at the center of Astronomy and creates most of the magazine's star charts. For the past 25 years, he also has produced Astronomy's Deep Space Mysteries wall calendar. His most recent book is a guide for beginners called Teach Yourself Visually Astronomy (Wiley 2008).


General Information about the Star Party

Location and dark skies are the main attraction of this star party. Gladwin, MI is a central location that provides excellent observing without traveling hours into Northern Michigan. Limiting magnitudes are estimated to be around 6.5 at zenith with some minor light domes from the cities of Mt. Pleasant and Midland, some 30 miles away. This is a star party for the astronomer who loves to observe and mingle with other astronomers. Some practical and interesting talks are scheduled to enhance your weekend experience.

The GLSG star party will be held at the River Valley RV Park in Gladwin, MI. Directions and more information about the star party can be found in the registration form.