The Star Parties Are Coming!

'Tis the season for star parties in southern California! In California, we're lucky in that star party season generally kicks off in late May with the RTMC Astronomy Expo (and recently added Starlight Festival) and continues through late October with Nightfall. In between, California sees the Golden State Star Party, OPT's SCAE, the Julian StarFest, and CalStars, among other events.

Being August, we still have 3 great star parties coming up!

The Julian StarFest is held on the grounds of the Menghini Winery just a couple miles from downtown Julian. The skies are dark and amenities are nearby.

Julian StarFest in Julian
August 21st through August 24th (Thursday through Sunday)
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CalStars is a very casual star party in that no on-site presentations are planned, no registration is required, there's not even a logo! Just show up, set up, and have fun!


CalStar at Lake San Antonio
September 25th through 28th (Thursday through Sunday)

Nightfall truly is the premiere southern California star party. Held at a resort with hotel rooms, RV spaces (with full hookups), pools, and hot tubs, it's star partying the way it should be!

Nightfall in Borrego Springs
October 23rd through 26th (Thursday through Sunday)
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