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RAS Star Parties

2018 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 the RTMC Astronomy Expo, Nightfall, Mt. Laguna, and Grandview Campground star parties. You can click a link below for more information on the various star party locations.





January 12-14 GMARS  
February 16-18 GMARS  
March 16-18 GMARS Messier Marathon
April 13-15 GMARS  
May 11-13 GMARS  
May 24-28 Camp Oakes, Big Bear RTMC Astronomy Expo.
June 8-10 GMARS  
July 13-15 GMARS  
August 10-12 GMARS  
September 7-9 GMARS  
October 5-7 GMARS  
November 1-4 Borrego Springs (and GMARS) Nightfall Star Party. GMARS will also be open.
December 7-9 GMARS