Ever been to a star party? They’re great. A star party is usually a multi-day event in a dark sky location that immerses participants in a sea of telescopes and astronomy enthusiasts. participants often camp near their equipment or stay in nearby lodging. One of the best in the eastern US is the Green Bank Star Quest coming up next week at the Green Bank Radio Observatory in West Virginia, June 17-20. Below is a link to a short video that attempts to show what a star party is like, but doesn’t do the experience justice. Another really enjoyable star party is the East Coast Star Party, held in Coinjock on the coast of North Carolina once or twice a year. The latest event was held in May. The weather was pleasant. The viewing was good. The astronomers were friendly and welcoming as usual. Please have a look.