2016 marks our twelfth year for the Almost Heaven Star Party (AHSP). It’s is my special pleasure to announce on behalf of the Almost Heaven Star Party organizing team, that early registration for the event is now open!

AHSP 2016 begins on Friday, September 2 and ends the morning of Tuesday, September 6. The timing of this year’s event allows participants to enjoy four observing nights.

Registration fees remain unchanged from last year. Registration costs $80 for the first participant (this will rise to $100 on July 1). Additional adults sharing the same campsite are $40. Registration for children 12 and under are free.

The Mountain Institute’s tasty and creative hot meals will once again be available as an option for those who would like them, at $35/day (adults) and $25/day (children).

Assignments to an observing field are on a first-come, first-served basis, though–so register early to ensure that your location of choice is available! This is especially important for those bringing a large RV. We have a limited number of field spaces available to large RVs in order to ensure availability of the relatively level ground needed by these vehicles.

We will continue to strive to do everything in our power to make sure that everyone is having the best time at our star party as  we do every year.  If you have any questions please refer to the website www.ahsp.org or if you can’t find what you need let me know at info@ahsp.org how we can assist you.

We have Rod Mollise set to join us so again and we expect to have a terrific program of speakers and hands-on instruction as usual. Also as before, we’ll have an interesting and varied set of outdoor activities as well as the ever-popular NRAO Tour and Overnight Hands-on Radio astronomy and the Cass Mountain Railroad excursion, and other observing events. The AHSP website will be updated on a regular basis as we firm up the schedule but the base events are set in the registration.


Don’t wait register early! AHSP has sold out every year since 2010, and we expect this year will be no exception with 2015 selling out before the end of the early bird period! 

Clear skies, and we look forward to seeing you at AHSP 2016!

Best Regards,
AHSP Staff