Staunton River Star Party – Registration is now open for October!

Registration is now open for the fall installment of the Staunton River Star Party (October 21-27). Registration information at This star party is distinguished by being held at Staunton River State Park, which is designated by the International Dark Skies Association as a dark sky park and has a dedicated observing field adjacent to … Read more

Tyler AL award

Tyler Hutchison Wins Horkheimer Youth Award . Tyler Hutchison wins the National Horkheimer/D’Auria Youth Service Award! RAS Board Member Tyler Hutchison was recently awarded the National Horkheimer/D’Auria Youth Service Award sponsored by the Astronomical League.  This is an outstanding honor!  Congratulations Tyler! . The Award is based upon service to the League, either directly or … Read more

2019 Star Parties

Lots of star party opportunities in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond.  Below are the ones for which we have information.  If you would like another event to be listed or have more information on one of the events below, please send a note to __________________________ Winter Star Party, February 4 – 10, Camp Weesumkee … Read more

NEAF 2018 by Mearl Balmer

. On April 20 John Raymond, Ray Moody and I traveled by car to Suffern, NY for the 2018 Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) show (27th year!). Indeed, quite a show it is.  . The lengthy trip was a pleasant one, with no shortage of discussion among the three of us about the world of astronomy. … Read more