Seventeenth Annual Star Party

The 2020 eighteenth GLSG star party will be held September 17th through September 20th, 2020. Due to COVID-19 we will be scaling back this year's star gaze. With the possibility that we may have to cancel this year, we will only have walk-in registration. The price will be reduced to reflect this and posted in the near future on the website. In order to follow CDC guidelines we will not have the large tent set up. We will still have the hospitality tent. We also unfortunately will not be giving out door prizes this year.

This year's star gaze will for the first time also be weather dependent. With the possibility of cutting out Thursday or the weekend entirely. We truly hope to still pull off a star gaze this year, enjoy Mars near opposition and get back to normal next year. This year we're just going to keep it simple and focus on the sky. The tentative date for the 2021 star party is September 9th through 12th, 2021. Stay safe and take care of each other. Hope to see you on the 17th. telescopes

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.