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The AHSP Dark Sky

The new world atlas of artificial night sky brightness was published June 10, 2016 by Falchi, et al. The dynamic map produced by this study  can be found here. It shows that Spruce Knob continues to be in the darkest area of the mid-Atlantic region. Revised July 25, 2016

By | August 5th, 2016|Home, News|Comments Off on The AHSP Dark Sky

AHSP 2016 is Sold Out!

There is just over a week left (June 30th) before the end of the early bird period ($20 dollars off registration) and just like last year we have sold registrations at a faster pace than each year before.  There are still a few slots left so if you are thinking of registering I would do [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Announcements, News, Registration|Comments Off on AHSP 2016 is Sold Out!

AHSP 2016 is now LIVE for early registration!

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 [...]

By | April 4th, 2016|News, Registration|Comments Off on AHSP 2016 is now LIVE for early registration!

Spring Cleaning

We at NOVAC are working behind the scenes to prepare for AHSP 2016.  The content from last year is being removed or changed as needed in preparation and the registration should start in the first week of April if all things go well.  The new T-Shirt and Hat designs are ready for purchase as well when registration [...]

By | March 27th, 2016|AHSP Apparel, News, Registration|Comments Off on Spring Cleaning

Morning after Night Three

So we have made it through the weekend and I believe this was the first time we had 3 straight clear observing nights in a row.  What a gift! Here's a few morning shots for now as I'm sure we will have some imagers processing their work after they get some sleep from staying up [...]

By | August 17th, 2015|Announcements, Communications, News|Comments Off on Morning after Night Three

Great Second Night!

After a great day of events and talks at TMI we saw 50% clouds give way right at night fall and provide us with lighting from the North and the South but far away enough to not matter for observing.  The skies above completely cleared with decent temperatures and low dew to start we were [...]

By | August 16th, 2015|Announcements, Communications|Comments Off on Great Second Night!

Great First Night!

Over 200 people showed up on the mountain to enjoy great views and friends.  We look forward to a an awesome day of events and talks followed by hopefully another good night of observing. Check the calendar below or on the front page for events and times for the day!

By | August 15th, 2015|Announcements, Communications, News, Program|Comments Off on Great First Night!

AHSP 2015 Communication #4

This is the final set of notes to registrants for AHSP 2015. We have a great program set and the long range forecast is very promising. This message includes new information and some important reminders. See you in a few days. New events: The Events Overview has been updated with event details. In addition to previously announced [...]

By | August 11th, 2015|Communications, Directions & Location, Events, News, Program|Comments Off on AHSP 2015 Communication #4

AHSP 2015 Communication #3

What’s new  Telescope Walkabout. Bob Bunge will lead a tour highlighting diverse and unique telescopes at AHSP. Look under Participatory Activities on the Events page for how to show you scope or join the group on Saturday. New Rideshare exchange (see below) You will find information updated from last year in topical narratives Planning your trip, getting to TMI and things to [...]

By | July 28th, 2015|Communications, News|Comments Off on AHSP 2015 Communication #3