Star Parties to attend if you are going to North America soon

Sky & Telescope Magazine has an article on star gazing in the USA.  As part of the article they published a list of “selected” Star Parties taking place in the Northern Hemisphere’s summer. Down here in the Western Cape we have rain, clouds and then more rain and clouds.  ASSA’s Bloemfontein Centre recently held the first Free State Star Party and they had fine but cold weather while Kos and the Soutpansberg Astronomy Club in Limpopo Province seem to be having a run of fine weather too.  The next Southern Star Party is scheduled for November at our usual venue, Night Sky Caravan Farm on the farm Oudekraal, west of Bonnievale

Selected North American Star Parties in 2014
Event Location Dates
Table Mountain Star Party Oroville, WA July 22-26
Mason Dixon Star Party Wellsville, PA July 23-27
Stellafane Convention Springfield, VT July 24-27
Mount Kobau Star Party Osoyoos, BC (Canada) July 26-Aug. 3
Oregon Star Party  Prineville, OR  Aug. 19-24
Starfest  Ayton, ON (Canada)  Aug. 21-24
Almost Heaven Star Party  Circleville, WV  Aug. 22-26
Nova East Star Party  Haunts County NS (Canada)  Aug. 22-24
Idaho Star Party  Mountain Home, ID  Sept. 19-21
Alberta Star Party  Drumheller, AB (Canada)  Sept. 19-21
Okie-Tex Star Party  Kenton, OK  Sept. 20-28
Astroblast  Franklin, PA  Sept. 23-28
SJAC Fall Star Party  Woodbine, NJ  Sept. 25-28
Astronomy Day (autumn)  Everywhere!  Oct. 4
Bays Mountain StarFest  Kingsport, TN  Oct. 17-19
 Chiefland Star Party  Chiefland, FL  Nov. 17-23