Green Bank Star Quest XIX

Optical "Star Party" & Conference   ( July 3 - July 6 , 2024 )




Presented by:

The Central Appalachian Astronomy Club

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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.

Star Quest XIX is coming up, it is will be held July 3 thru July 6, 2024. Register in advance to reserve your spot in this amazing event.

Star Quest is an optical and radio astronomy event, held at the great dark sky site of the Green Bank Observatory. We have interesting and informational lectures and classes all four days of the event and KEYNOTE speakers each evening.  Observing right from your campsite. There are showers and toilets down by the observing field. Click the words "keynote speakers" to see a list of all of this year's speakers. We are planning a rocket launch and other children's activities for the children again. If you are coming for the full four-day event, you can come in on Tuesday evening and get set up, then just go to the registration desk on Wednesday morning to check in.

Click here for this year's Presenters

Star Quest 19 , Event Schedule for 2024

Now Available!!!

Click here for this year's Schedule

If anyone would like to donate a raffle prize for Star Quest 19, it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Vice President -

John Taylor: 304-265-5514 


Due to increased expenses of putting on Star Quest each year, we have regrettably found it necessary to increase our registration fees. Star Quest is still a great value when compared to the price of attending other major star parties. The registration fee includes camping and being able to attend all talks given for the four-day event.

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This website and the Star Quest Facebook page will be updated as information as it becomes available, or call 304-265-5514 





Green Bank Star Quest - Site Info