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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 6:17 pm 
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What's the event I've seen referenced at club meetings where astronomers camp out somewhere in New England?

I keep thinking it's NEAF but seeing John's photos from NEAF makes me think it's Yet Another Convention.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 6:38 pm 
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The grandaddy of astronomical get-togethers is the Stellafane Convention in Springfield, Vermont.

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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2018 6:44 pm 
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Thanks, fam.

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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 7:31 am 
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The Rockland Astronomy Club, which runs NEAF, has their annual "Summer Star Party" at a camp in the Massachusetts Berkshires. Nonmembers are welcome and camping is optional as there are hotels in the area.
http://www.rocklandastronomy.com/ssp.html

Two other annual star parties in New England are:
1) The Connecticut Star Party: http://www.asnh.org/slideshow/CSPpicIndex.php
2) Medomak Astronomy Retreat and Symposia in Maine: http://www.medomakretreatcenter.com/starparty.php It has a 6.3 limiting visual magnitutde, but is a very long drive from central New Jersey.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:38 pm 
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Upcoming star party in New England; run by the Rockland Astronomy Club, which also runs NEAF:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcmGIsiKXb0

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