"Our 15th Annual" !!! 

Green Bank Star Quest

 Optical "Star Party" & Conference

    July 11th - July 14, 2018

Star Quest is a Production of the

Central Appalachian Astronomy Club



   Our Event is held at the Green Bank   Observatory, which is located on a high plateau in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia. We have amazing dark skies, first rate facilities, and as a bonus, you get the opportunity to learn about radio astronomy, from the GBO staff. (The picture to the right is of Victoria Crater on Mars)

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Green Bank Star Quest  Announcements

Pre-Registration is now CLOSED


Walk-ups are welcome!

We have plenty of

"Space" for all.

We suggest Walk-ups complete the mail-in form, print it out and bring it with you for quick and easy registration when you arrive. 

 Print-Out Registion form to Bring

Please do NOT mail form


Now available our 2018

 Program Schedule!

 You can now plan the talks you want to attend. Click the Schedule button above to view.



Our "RV LOT" for guests with "special needs" is SOLD OUT!   Sorry, our limited space for RV's in our guests with special needs lot, is sold out. But "you can still park your RV in the regular camping area!" There is still plenty of space for RV's, Tents and etcetera there.  If you have any questions please call ahead of time for details.




Reasons to Come to Star Quest

Our event is held at the Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank WV.  We have a distinguished keynote speaker EVERY evening, with presentations on the latest in optical & radio astronomy. Clinics and additional presentations held daily (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 a HOT shower facility close  by.  We Feature: a Large Raffle Drawing (the 2017event had about 84 prizes), Children's Activities, Cafeteria and Snack Bar, and Vendors on site. The 4-day registration fee is just $100. Limited bunkhouse accommodations for additional fee. Breakfast and Supper buffet available for purchase from GBO and served in their cafeteria. For additional information see the other pages of this website, listed in menu at the top of this page. 


          Group picture of some of attendees of the 2018 Star Quest                                               The GBT, the worlds largest steerable radio telescope!




Observing / Campsite field



 is "Closed"

In order for our staff to to have sufficient time process pre-registrations.

Walk-ups welcome!


We suggest Walk-ups complete the mail-in form, print it out and bring it with you for quick and easy registration when you arrive. 



The GBT with the night sky (maintenance white lights are not usually on)



Observing / Campsite field


Please check back often, any additional information

will be posted as it becomes available.