Astronomy Nevada 
Sierra Summer Star Party 2 (2008) is scheduled for Fri-Sun Sep 26-28, at the Alpine County Airport ,Indian Creek Rec Area, & Turtle Rock Park. Astronomical activities for hobbiest and expert stargazer sponsored by the Great Western Astronomers. Please visit our website for registration and updated information.

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Due to the non-reservability of the campground on the Labor Day weekend, the 2008 dates for Sierra Summer Starparty 2 have been changed to Fri-Sun, September 26-28, 2008.
Bob posted this at Saturday, March 01, 2008.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Paid Star Party: A list is being established for Experienced Public Star Party Astronomers who would be willing to commit to attending and providing a telescope for future scheduled observing reserved by convention entertainment provisioners. If you are interested in one or more of these programs, and wish to receive further information on scheduling, other requirements, and expenses reimbursement, etc, please contact or
Bob posted this at Friday, December 21, 2007.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sierra Summer Starparty 2, August 28-31, 2008. Please visit the Website for updates. Planning is progressing to offer 2 meals on Saturday, two observing sites= one for non-public, a Comet search, a central near location for event coordination at the Starlight Lodge, sounds appropriate, offering more civilized accomodations. Info for year-round lodging, please contact Dianna 530-694-9691 For other Alpine County Info or BLM facilities, please refer to their respective websites.
Bob posted this at Sunday, September 16, 2007.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Please visit
for availability of tickets remaining for the Sierra Summer Star Party programs. 1. Star party Registrations. 2. John Dobson Visit and Lecture. 3. Camping Space. 4. IDA Display. 5. IDA Sky Survey. 6. Sierrastars Robotic Observatory Tour. 7. Imaging Demo. 8. Success Breakfast. 9. RV Parking. 10. Turtle Rock Park Facilities. 11. 2008 SSSP2 Information.
Bob posted this at Saturday, August 25, 2007.

Monday, August 06, 2007

SSS Update: Jack Sales of the International Darksky Assn will be providing a display of his latest information for working to lower the lighting levels that are continuing to reduce astronomical observing. He will also be doing a talk and performing a sky evaluation at the Alpine County Airport observing site. For updated information on the Sierra Summer Starparty please visit
Bob posted this at Monday, August 06, 2007.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

SIERRA SUMMER STARPARTY POLICIES 1. Alpine County Policies require that the event be non-smoking on the airport and in the surrounding forested areas. 2. Attendence is limited to 75 registrants. 3. A ticket is required to park & set up on the aircraft parking apron, and use is restricted to the south portion of the paved tie-down area to be marked by a chalk line. Participants are requested to provide a fire extinguisher.
4. Camping is not permitted in the forested areas adjacent to the airport due to the extreme fire danger. 5. Camping is available at the reserved Indian Creek Rec Area for a fee of $10. per person per night payable to SSSP.
6. Camping, RV Parking, and showers are available at the first-come, first-served BLM facility for a fee payable to the BLM on-site custodian. Info @ the BLM Website 7. All free tickets have been distributed. 8. A charge of $20.00 to offset event expenses, and to register for the John Dobson presentation and Sierrastars Robotic observatory visit is payable to SSSP Registration, 7201 Borealis Court, Sparks NV 89436 by August 28, 2007. 9. Additional Camping is available at the nearby Turtle Creek facility. Please visit the Alpine County CA website. 10. There are numerous lodging and eating possibilities in Markleeville, Woodfords, and the surrounding "Sierra Alps" area. A limited number of brochures are available by sending an SASE to: "Brochures" at the address in 8 above.
Bob posted this at Sunday, July 08, 2007.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sierra Alps Starparty. Alpine County Airport Jun 15-16 Come see the facilities for details
Bob posted this at Wednesday, May 23, 2007.