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Public Star Party

Saturday, May 19, 2018, 8:00 PM until 11:00 PM
Model Airplane Field
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Valley Creek Rd
Wayne, PA  19807

Andrew Hitchner
Public Star Party
Registration is not Required

Come and observe what few on Earth have ever seen: planets, moons, constellations, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters,
comets, meteors, satellites, double stars and more as seen through a variety of telescopes and binoculars.

Star Parties are a public service of the DVAA and are FREE!!   Adults and children alike are welcome.

Our members setup and operate a bunch of telescopes and binoculars for the public to use but feel free to bring out your own equipment  as well.  Also, if you're a noob or you haven't used your scope in a while we'll be happy to help you with setup and calibration.  In either case, be prepared to learn a whole lot about the sky (The DVAA loves to talk astronomy!)

Easy Directions From Rt. 202:

  • Rt. 252 North from Rt. 202 at Devon exit - go exactly one mile
  • Make sharp left onto dirt/stone road (just after PA Turnpike overpass)
  • Look for telescopes set up on grass. Park on the dirt/stone road only.

Easy Directions From Rt. 23/Rt. 422:

  • Follow Rt 23 around the park
  • Make a left turn at the traffic light on Rt 252 South.
  • Follow road through the park to the field. If you pass over PA Turnpike, turn around!
  • Look for telescopes set up on grass. Park on the dirt/stone road only.

Comfort, Safety and Policy:

  • The star party ends at 11PM. All visitors must be off park grounds by 11PM; no exceptions!!
  • Novice stargazers are often surprised at how cold they can get while observing.
    • For your own comfort and enjoyment, please remember to dress warmly!
  • The star party will NOT held if there are clouds, rain, etc.
    • Should the sky look iffy be sure to check the DVAA Hotline at (484) 367-5278 before heading out to the park.
  • For safety reasons, pets are not allowed on the observing field.
  • Our permit only allow us to hold star parties after the Model Airplane Club has quit the field; after sunset.
    • For your safety, please do not enter the field if model airplanes are flying!