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Almost Heaven Star Party with the Northern Va. Astronomy Club

August 14 - August 18

The Almost Heaven Star Party, organized by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club, begins on Friday, August 14, 2020 and ends the morning of Tuesday, August 18th. The star party takes advantage of the location of the Spruce Knob Mountain Center which features some of the darkest skies on the east coast. Almost 300 star gazers and amateur astronomers gather on our campus to spend four nights exploring the night sky. Over the course of the weekend there will be exploration and adventure events during the day — hiking, caving, canoeing and excursion train adventures. There will also be speakers and presentations about astronomy and a gear swap. The event has always reached capacity ahead of time, so don’t delay in registering if you are interested. photo by Kevin Quin, via ahsp.org NGC 6946 the Fireworks Galaxy in Cygnus