Green Bank Star Quest XVII

 Optical "Star Party" & Conference

    June 17th - June 20th, 2020




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Presented by The Central Appalachian Astronomy Club

Green Bank Star Quest Is A Premier Star Party


    This event is held at the Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank WV.  We feature a distinguished keynote speaker EVERY evening, with presentations on the latest in astronomy.  Clinics and additional presentations held throughout each day (indoors) on multiple subjects, including Astrophotography.  Solar and night-time observing with our amazing dark skies right from your campsite. Campground has graveled roads, sanitary stations and HOT showers nearby.  We feature: a Large Raffle Drawing (the 2018 event had 96 prizes); Children's Activities and raffle; Cafeteria and Snack Bar on site.  As a added bonus, you can learn about radio astronomy from the GBO staff. 


     For additional information and updates :

 (See and like our Facebook page: Green Bank Star Quest )

Pre-Registration Available Now!

 via PayPal and Mail 

If you have any questions please call.


The four-day registration fee is just $100.

    Limited bunkhouse accommodations for additional fee. Optional Breakfast and Supper buffet available for purchase from GBO and served in their cafeteria.  Meals are also available in the Starlight Cafe which will be open extended hours for our event.



.GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE for groups of 10 or more. Group payment must be made in advance and is non-refundable. This discount is 10% through the pre-registration cut off date.


Green Bank Science Center              

  Science Center Atrium



Observing / Campsite field






We are now in the planning stages

for  Star Quest 17

Details will be announced as they become available. Please also note that this site is under construction !

The GBT with the Milky Way

(maintenance white lights are not usually on)

The GBT, is the worlds-largest steerable radio telescope!


Image result for Seneca Rocks free images

Seneca Rocks is one of many nearby local attractions




           Science Center Auditorium 


                         Science Center Exhibits                                

                Observing / Campsite field


Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is a local attraction nearby.