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RAS Star Parties

2019 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 4-6 GMARS  
February 1-3 GMARS  
March 1-3 GMARS Messier Marathon?
April 5-7 GMARS  
May 3-5 GMARS  
May 31-June 2 GMARS  
June 28-30 GMARS  
July 26-28 GMARS  
Aug 30-Sep 1 GMARS  
September 19-22 Camp Oakes, Big Bear RTMC Astronomy Expo
September 27-29 GMARS  
October 24-27 Borrego Springs Nightfall Star Party
November 22-24 GMARS  
December 27-29 GMARS