Star Parties

Our Star Gaze

We have a spring star party called the Star Gaze usually in late April or early May at Trap Pond State Park. depending on the new Moon. Please see the Star Gaze for more information.

Informal Monthly Start Parties

There are also monthly informal star parties at Trap Pond which will be announced in the events. Last year the moon was near the beginning of the month. This year the New Moon drifts back to the end of most months.

      Potential observing dates for 2019 to early 2020
 Month-Year  New moon date  First quarter date    Possible weekend observing dates
Primary date  Secondary date
19-May 04 (Star Party rescheduled)  11 04

27

19-June 03 Star Gaze Star Party  09 14 29
 19-July 02,  31 09 01 29
 19-Aug  30  07 03 (sets 22:17)  31
19-Sep  28  05 28 --
 19-Oct  27  05 26 --
19-Nov 26 04 02  23
19-Dec 26 04 28 Jan 01 (sets 21:29)
20-Jan 24 02 04 26
20-Feb 23 01 22 --