Dear Winter Star Party Participants and Volunteers,
The 2019 Winter Star Party will be held at Camp Weesumkee February 4th through February 10th 2019.
This will be our long awaited return to the Florida Keys so register early as we are expecting a big crowd.
Please go to www.scas.org to register for your tickets and pre-order your official Winter Star Party merchandise.
Winter Star Party, Host Coordinator
The Winter Star Party "WSP" is a serious event designed for amateur astronomers. WSP is held annually, usually during the new moon in February. The event is unique in that it occurs mid-winter during the height of the Florida Keys tourist season. The warm weather, coupled with dark skies, and possibly the steadies skies in North America attracts attendees from all over the frozen United States, Canada, and Europe giving the event an international flavor. The amateur astronomical "get-to-together"allows participants to meet and share observing ideas, astro-imaging techniques, as well as find out what's new in the hobby. WSP offers a stellar daily line-up of speakers who are experts in their particular field. WSP is held under the auspices of the Southern Cross Astronomical Society of Miami. This not -for-profit organization funnels proceeds from this event toward public education projects, scholarship programs, humanitarian needs and Girl Scout Camp improvements.
Established in 1984, the Annual WINTER STAR PARTY is held in the Florida Keys, and hosted by the Southern Cross Astronomical Society (SCAS), Inc., of Miami, Florida.
During a new moon week each February, approximately 650 amateur astronomers from around the world travel to the warm subtropics of the Florida Keys to enjoy nightly observing in 360º of clear steady night skies, exchange information and advice on the hobby, meet SCAS members and distinguished guest speakers, shop for astronomical equipment from the finest vendors in the country, participate in photo contests & workshops, go sightseeing in the "Conch Republic", and record the awesome beauty sparkling in the southern night skies.
Register Early to Ensure Your Spot
Please contact the Winter Star Party Registrars at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 386-362-5995 if you have any questions about registration. The 2019 WINTER STAR PARTY Registration Notification Postcards will be sent out in early September 2018.Register Today!
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