Category Archives: Astro Tourism

Top 10 Rules for Star Party Etiquette

Summer has peaked and the days are slowly getting shorter, and the nights longer. Cool weather, and long nights on the horizon means star party season for me, and in fact I’m heading up to a Star Party in West … Continue reading

Posted in Astro Tourism, Astrophotography, Star Parties | Tagged , | Comments Off on Top 10 Rules for Star Party Etiquette

Solar Eclipsed

You can prepare all you want. You can practice until you can do it in your sleep. You can have the best equipment and gear, spend hundreds or thousands of dollars for travel. Everything can work perfectly, and you can … Continue reading

Posted in Astro Tourism, Astrophotography | Tagged | Comments Off on Solar Eclipsed

Okie-Tex Star Party

The Okie-Tex star party is held every September around new new moon at camp Billy Joe in the Oklahoma panhandle. Friends have told me that the skies are better than the famed Texas Star Party, and that attendance often swells past … Continue reading

Posted in Astro Tourism, Software Bisque, Star Parties | Comments Off on Okie-Tex Star Party

Cherry Springs

Seventeen hours by car from where I live, just north of the center of the state of Pennsylvania near the New York state line, you’ll see on the Google Earth dark sky overlay an area surrounded by blue, which indicates … Continue reading

Posted in Astro Tourism, Astrophotography, Star Parties | Tagged , | Comments Off on Cherry Springs