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RAS Star Parties

2021 Schedule

Due to ongoing health concerns and gathering restrictions related to COVID-19, in-person star parties are not currently being held. But see our 2021 calendar for proposed star party dates, new moon dates, and virtual meeting dates.


Under normal circumstances, GMARS star parties typically start Friday afternoon/evening and go through Sunday morning. They include observing/imaging on Friday night, hanging out and socializing on Saturday, the world-famous RAS Star-B-Q Saturday afternoon, another night of observing/imaging on Saturday night, and packing up, cleaning up, and departing on Sunday morning.