Event schedule

An AHSP 2013 downloadable program is available now and the details of event is on the event overview page.

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

August 2014

August 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Q&A Conference Call for Registrants @ teleconference
This will be an opportunity for registrants to ask questions about AHSP, make suggestions, or hear what others are interested in. To be repeated 3 times. Share this:
August 21, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Setup the event – staff only Share this:
August 21, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Dinner, Meeting and packet organization Share this:
Staff Breakfast @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio
August 22, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
AHSP Staff breakfast Share this:
AHSP 2014 @ TMI, Spruce Knob Mountain Center, WV
August 22, 2014 @ 10:00 am – August 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am
AHSP 2014 @ TMI, Spruce Knob Mountain Center, WV
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AHSP 2014 Gate Open @ Registration Tent
August 22, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 am
AHSP 2014 Gate Open @ Registration Tent
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Lunch @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio
August 22, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Swap Table @ Patio
August 22, 2014 @ 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
August 22, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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Breakfast @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio
August 23, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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August 23, 2014 @ 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 @ Patio
August 23, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday, at 9:00 am on the Yurt Deck Patio The Mountain Institute Staff The Mountain Institute’s staff will lead two prime outdoors activities for the area: a Spruce Knob summit hike and a canoeing trip.[...]
August 23, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday and possibly Sunday as well depending on demand   This is a fascinating hike for those interested in learning more about the geology of the Spruce Knob region. No prior knowledge of geology needed. Share[...]
August 23, 2014 @ 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
August 23, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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August 23, 2014 @ 4:30 pm – August 24, 2014 @ 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
August 23, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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Observing Workshop @ Yellow Observing Field
August 23, 2014 @ 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
August 24, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Cass Mountain Railroad @ Cass State Park
August 24, 2014 @ 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
Whitaker Station Run Train departs at 11; meet on outdoor deck at 8:15 am (early cars) to 9:15 am (latest) for carpools. Based on members’ suggestions and and a previous successful outings, we have added a[...]
August 24, 2014 @ 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[...]
Caving @ Patio
August 24, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
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[...]
August 24, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday, 9:00 am on the Yurt Deck The Mountain Institute Staff The Mountain Institute’s staff will lead two prime outdoors activities for the area: a Spruce Knob summit hike and a canoeing trip. Both will[...]
August 24, 2014 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday and possibly Sunday as well depending on demand   This is a fascinating hike for those interested in learning more about the geology of the Spruce Knob region. No prior knowledge of geology needed. Share[...]
Lunch @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio
August 24, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Door Prize Raffle @ Main Yurt and Patio
August 24, 2014 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
AHSP Raffle AHSP is having its amazing raffle this year. There will be at least one special item, limited to one entry per AHSP registrant. Attendees will receive several regular raffle tickets with registration, and can[...]
Dinner @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio
August 24, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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Observing Workshop @ Yellow Observing Field
August 24, 2014 @ 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
August 25, 2014 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Lunch @ Kitchen Yurt and Patio
August 25, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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