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Green Bank Star Quest XVII

Optical "Star Party" & Conference

Dates for 2022 TBA





Presented by:

The Central Appalachian Astronomy Club


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Science Center Auditorium 


Science Center Atrium


Green Bank observatory is home to the GBT, the world's-largest steerable radio telescope!




Observing / Campsite field




Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is a local attraction nearby.


Green Bank Star Quest 

That was scheduled for

July 7-10,  2021.

Has been canceled

With deep regret, we have reluctantly canceled Star Quest for 2021. There were just going to be too many restrictions from Green Bank Observatory and from agencies that our speakers work for. There are also too many ongoing risks from the Covid-19 pandemic for us to make it an enjoyable event for everyone. Our reschedule dates for 2022 are pending approval of the Green Bank Observatory. Please check the website and the Facebook page frequently, next year’s dates will be posted as soon they are made available to us. If you have pre-registered for Star Quest, you will be contacted soon about your refund, or you can choose to simply have us apply the registration to next year’s event. We apologize to those who planned to attend, but this is beyond our control. We hope to see you next year!!

For additional information and updates visit and like our Facebook page Green Bank Star Quest.

or call 304-265-5514