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Public Star Party

When:
Saturday, November 25, 2017, 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Where:
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Model Airplane Field
Wayne, PA  19807

(484) 367-5278
Contact:
Andrew Hitchner
Category:
Public Star Party
Registration is not Required

Come and observe what few on Earth have ever seen: planets, moons, constellations, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters,
comets, meteors, satellites, double stars and more as seen through a variety of telescopes and binoculars.


Star Parties are a public service of the DVAA and are FREE!!   Adults and children alike are welcome.

Our members setup and man a bunch of telescopes and binoculars for the public to use but feel free to bring out your
equipment  own as well.  Also, if you're a noob or you haven't used your scope in a while we'll be happy to help
you with setup and calibration.  In either case, be prepared to learn a whole lot about the sky (The DVAA loves to talk
astronomy!)


Easy Directions From Rt. 202:

  • Rt. 252 North from Rt. 202 at Devon exit - go exactly one mile
  • Make sharp left onto dirt/stone road (just after PA Turnpike overpass)
  • Look for telescopes set up on grass. Park on the dirt/stone road only.

Easy Directions From Rt. 23/Rt. 422:

  • Follow Rt 23 around the park
  • Make a left turn at the traffic light on Rt 252 South.
  • Follow road through the park to the field. If you pass over PA Turnpike, turn around!
  • Look for telescopes set up on grass. Park on the dirt/stone road only.

Comfort, Safety and Policy:

  • The star parties ends at 11PM. All visitors must be off park grounds by 11PM; no exceptions!!
  • Novice stargazers are often surprised at how cold they can get while observing.
    • For your own comfort and enjoyment, please remember to dress warmly!
  • The star party will NOT held if there are clouds, rain, etc.
    • Should the sky look iffy be sure to check the DVAA Hotline at (484) 367-5278 before heading out to the park.
  • For safety reasons, pets are not allowed on the observing field.
  • Our permit only allow us to hold star parties after the Model Airplane Club has quit the field; after sunset.
    • For your safety, please do not enter the field if model airplanes are flying!