Join us August 14 - 18 2015

Event schedule

The AHSP 2015 calendar schedule below is updated but in draft form, some additional details of events is on the event overview page and have been updated to match as well in this draft. Here is a Draft – AHSP 2015 daily agenda that we hand out each year.

Updated: March 22 2015

Dates and times are subject to change. Schedule updates will be posted near the main program yurt.

AHSP 2015 @ Spruce Knob Mountain Center
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – Aug 18 @ 10:00 am
AHSP 2015 @ Spruce Knob Mountain Center | Circleville | West Virginia | United States
Mark your calendars! Registration is now LIVE! 
AHSP 2015 Gate Open @ Registration Tent
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am
AHSP 2015 Gate Open @ Registration Tent | Circleville | West Virginia | United States
Check in starts for registered attendees of AHSP
Lunch @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio | Circleville | West Virginia | United States
Lunch for Attendees is set for Friday through Monday.  Here is the Food Menu for reference.
Swap Table @ Patio
Aug 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Friday, 4:00-5:30 pm on the Yurt deck   Bring your astronomy, observing, or space-related items to sell. Bring your cash to get those items you need. Bring more cash for the items you want. Bring even more[...]
Dinner @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dinner @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio | Circleville | West Virginia | United States
Food Menu
Friday Night Presentation @ Main Yurt and Overflow Tent
Aug 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday Night Presentation @ Main Yurt and Overflow Tent | Circleville | West Virginia | United States
 
Breakfast @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast for AHSP Attendees.  Here is the Food Menu for checking what’s for breakfast!
Bird Watching @ Yurt Deck
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Whether you are a seasoned birdwatcher or a casual observer you are sure to enjoy one of our two birdwatching sessions. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what West Virginia has to offer this time[...]
Canoeing @ Yurt Deck
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, at 9:00 am on the Yurt Deck Patio The Mountain Institute’s staff will lead three prime outdoors activities for the area: a canoeing trip, a Spruce Knob summit hike and caving, first one on[...]
Geology Hike @ Yurt Deck
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This is a fascinating talk and hike for those interested in learning more about the geology of the Spruce Knob region. No prior knowledge of geology needed.
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Aug 15 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
This will be a “behind-the-scenes” tour, so you’ll get to visit labs, engineering facilities, and the telescope control room – locations that are normally off-limits to the public! We’ll meet at 10:30 am on the main yurt[...]
Lunch @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio | Circleville | West Virginia | United States
Lunch for Attendees is set for Friday through Monday.  Here is the Food Menu for reference.
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Kids Activities @ Yurt deck
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rocket workshop and launch is happening at 3:15pm on Saturday versus 10:00am Monday
Sextant Presentation and Celestial Navigation is being given on the main Yurt deck by Alan Goldberg
TMI Observatory Tour @ TMI Observatory
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet on the Yurt Deck at 2:45pm or up at the observatory at 3:00pm
Aug 15 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 16 @ 9:00 am
Hands-on Radio Astronomy NOVAC has arranged for access to NRAO’s 40-foot educational dish. Participants will leave for Green Bank either with the tour earlier in the day or later in the afternoon. Observations begin in[...]
Dinner @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio
Aug 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Dinner @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio | Circleville | West Virginia | United States
Food Menu
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Observing Workshop @ Yellow Observing Field
Aug 15 @ 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Informal Visual Observing Evenings, Saturday through Monday. Meet on the Yellow Observing Field (look for the red marker light). This will be available every night at dusk to chat with beginners on a variety of observing[...]
Breakfast @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio
Aug 16 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Breakfast for AHSP Attendees.  Here is the Food Menu for checking what’s for breakfast!
Durbin Rocket Railroad @ Durbin Station (WV Rte. 92)
Aug 16 @ 8:15 am – 1:00 pm
Durbin Rocket Railroad 2 hr. trip along the Greenbrier River. Train departs station at 10:00, returns about 12:00.
Bird Watching @ Yurt Deck
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Whether you are a seasoned birdwatcher or a casual observer you are sure to enjoy one of our two birdwatching sessions. Don’t miss this opportunity to see what West Virginia has to offer this time[...]
Summit Hike @ Yurt Deck
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday, 9:00 am on the Yurt Deck
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
Lunch @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio | Circleville | West Virginia | United States
Lunch for Attendees is set for Friday through Monday.  Here is the Food Menu for reference.
Caving @ Yurt Deck
Aug 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Caving … is back! The Mountain Institute Staff   The Mountain Institute’s staff will lead a trip to a local Shenandoah cave. After many years of caves being closed for fear of spreading White Nose[...]
Kids Activities @ Yurt deck
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rocket workshop and launch is happening at 3:15pm on Saturday versus 10:00am Monday
Sextant Presentation and Celestial Navigation is being given on the main Yurt deck by Alan Goldberg