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RAS Star Parties

2020 Schedule

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.

Of course, things work a bit differently at Nightfall, Mt. Laguna, and Grandview Campground star parties. You can click a link below for more information on the various star party locations.





January 24-26 GMARS  
February 21-23 GMARS  
March 20-22 GMARS CANCELED due to COVID-19
April 17-19 GMARS CANCELED due to COVID-19
May 22-24 GMARS CANCELED due to COVID-19
June 19-21 GMARS  
July 17-19 GMARS  
Aug 14-16 GMARS  
September 18-20 GMARS  
October 15-18 Borrego Springs Nightfall Star Party
November 13-15 GMARS  
December 11-13 GMARS