Sur­vival guide to star par­ties

What you can ex­pect at this year and next year’s events

All About Space - - Contents - Writ­ten by Jamie Carter

Eye-open­ing tours of the night sky con­ducted by an ex­pert stargazer. The chance to look through huge tele­scopes and get close-ups of clus­ters, neb­u­lae and gal­ax­ies. Stay­ing up all night wait­ing for a par­tic­u­lar ob­ject to be in the ideal po­si­tion to ob­serve. A star party is about all of this, and what’s more, it’s all in the com­pany of like-minded peo­ple who share your pas­sion for the night sky. But where do you start?

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