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CANCELLED due to clouds: Public Star Party

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 8:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Model Airplane Field
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Model Airplane Field,-75.4462
Wayne, PA  19807

(484) 367-5278
Additional Info:
Andrew G Hitchner
Public Star Party
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Available Slots:
No Fee

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

Valley Forge National Historical Park is undergoing a phased reopening, and attendance is currently limited to 40 participants.  Registration in advance is required.   Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets, and are encouraged to bring their own binoculars or telescopes.  Masks are required for everyone older than age 5.   There will be no public sharing of telescopes or binoculars.   The agenda will include exhibits on the moon, how to use binoculars to view celestial objects, astronomy apps, and if the clouds permit, a live view of the sky using a projector and screen and a laser tour of bright stars, planets, and constellations.   

Model Airplane Field

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 astronomers setting 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 astronomers setting up on grass. Park on the dirt/stone road only.

Comfort, Safety and Policy:

  • The star party ends at 10PM. 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!