Twenty-first Annual Star Party

The 2023 twenty-first GLSG star party will be held from September 14 - 17, 2023. Registration is currently closed but you can still register at the welcome tent when you arrive. We're returning to a format where we have talks and the River Valley RV Park has built a brand new pole barn on the hill which we will use for our talks, swap-meet, and meetings. We'll also have limited tables and chairs available. This year we have two talks, one by Aurelian Balan "Spectroscopy and the Northern Lights" and the other by Kevin Dehne and Norb Vance "Totality 2024 - Into the Darkness".

We've also changed treasurers, so please be careful when filling out the registration form since the name and mailing address are new. One other change to the registration form is the addition of an emergency contact and their information section. We look forward to seeing you at this year's star gaze. The 2024 star party is tentatively scheduled for October 3-6, 2024. Check out our Facebook page.

Mail-in registration is currently CLOSED. You can still register at the star party welcome tent when you arrive.


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.