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SATURDAY STAR PARTY CANCELLED Public Star Party at Valley Forge

Saturday, April 29, 2023, 8:00 PM until 10:00 PM
Model Airplane Field
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Model Airplane Field,-75.4462
Wayne, PA  19807
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Janet E Rush
Star Party (Public)
Registration is recommended
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee

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

We are pleased to announce that we have returned to the original public star party format!  DVAAmembers setup and operate a number of telescopes and binoculars, and members of the public are invited to observe through the telescopes.   Members of the public should feel free to bring out your own equipment as well.   In either case, be prepared to learn a whole lot about the sky (the DVAA loves to talk astronomy)!  If you'd like to be notified about weather-related changes, register for the event with your name and email.  Also include your cell phone number if you'd like to receive a text.     

SPECIAL KIDS OBSERVING AREA at this star party!   
Join high-school student and DVAA member Daniel Adibi for a tour into the cosmos. We'll be taking a look at various planets, the moon, and deep-sky objects including galaxies and nebulae (as long as the skies are clear). Recommended minimum age: 7.   All attendees under age 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. 

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 through the park.
  • Make a left turn at the traffic light on Rt 252 South.
  • Follow Rt. 252 through the park to the field.
  • Turn right on gravel road just before the bridge over the PA turnpike.
  • If you pass over PA Turnpike, turn around!
  • Look for astronomers setting up on grass. Park on the dirt/stone road only.   Please don't park on the grass.

Comfort, Safety and Policy:

  • 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 website for updates before heading out to the park.  If you have registered for the event and provided your email and/or cell phone,you will receive an update via email or text the day of the event.   We will not be using a telephone hotline this season. 
  • 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!