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Optical Star Party and Conference 

   July 11-14, 2018



Our Event is held at the Green Bank Observatory, which is located on a high plateau in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. 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.






Early Bird Discount Announced for Our 2018 Event.

    We are offering a 10% discount off the regular registration fee for early registration. Registrations must be post marked by March 31, 2018 to qualify for the discount. This is available either on the mail-in form or via PayPal.  Discount does NOT apply to bunkhouse, RV site, meals or any other special fees.

See Registration link below.




Our 15th Annual

OPTCIAL "Star Party" and Conference

July 11th thru July 14, 2018

Will be held at the Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank WV.  We will 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/night-time observing from your campsite.  Campground has graveled roads, sanitary stations and a HOT shower facility close  by. We Feature: a Large Raffle Drawing (the 2017 event 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 the GBO cafeteria. For additional information see the other pages of this website, listed in menu at the top of this page. 

Observing and campsites



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