Member/Business Meeting:

Monday, September 10, 2018 - Location - TBD
Meeting - 7:30 PM
Directions available via e-mail, upon request.

SMAS Observing Sessions at the Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center (NCEEC)
and the Nanjemoy Creek Observatory (NCO):


In August:
August 11, 2018
NOTE: Only one observing session in August is correct.

In September:
September 1, 2018
September 8, 2018

PLEASE NOTE:

*Observing Sessions are for SMAS members, special guests and prospective new members ONLY!

*SMAS schedules Free Public Star Parties at various locations throughout the year. See the calendar for details.

*To schedule a Free Private Star Party, contact the SMAS Program Coordinator.

*NCEEC is a gated facility, and NCO is operated by SMAS volunteers.

*For SMAS Observing Sessions, ALL NON-MEMBERS MUST arrange to meet a SMAS member on site, to be sure that they will have access.

*The scheduling of a SMAS Observing Session DOES NOT guarantee attendance by members, regardless of the weather.

*NCEEC is a facility of the Charles County School District, therefore it is a Smoke Free, Alcohol Free, Drug Free Zone.

Public Star Parties at NCEEC/NCO:

PLEASE NOTE: NCEEC is a facility of the Charles County School District, therefore it is a Smoke Free, Alcohol Free, Drug Free Zone.

None Scheduled At This Time

Public Star Parties at Other Locations:

PLEASE NOTE: Public Star Parties at Other Locations may be postponed or cancelled, due to inclement weather.

Friday, September 14, 2018 - FREE Public Star Party
Village Green
100 Walter Thomas Road
Indian Head, MD 20640

Observing Start Time - 8:30 PM - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

For more information about Indian Head, visit their website or call Community Affairs: 240-375-4061.

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - FREE Public Star Party
Patuxent River Park
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Pre-Observing Briefing in the Pavilion - 7:30 PM
Observing Immediately Follows - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

For more information about Patuxent River Park, call 301-627-6074.

Friday, October 19, 2018 - FREE Public Star Party
Elms Environmental Education Center
49300 St. James Church Road
Dameron, MD 20628
301-862-3964

Observing Start Time - 8:30 PM - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

Elms Environmental Education Center Website

Saturday, October 20, 2018 - FREE Public Star Party
Thomas Stone National Historic Site
6655 Rose Hill Road
Port Tobacco, MD 20677
301-392-1776

No pre-observing briefing
Observing Start Time - 7:30 PM - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

Thomas Stone National Historic Site Website

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - FREE Daytime Public Star Party
Part of the Maryland STEM Festival
St. Mary's County Fairgrounds
42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Use Special Astronomical Equipment To Safely Observe Sunspots and Solar Prominences During Daytime Hours

Everyone Welcome!

Solar Observing is Weather Permitting Only
The Maryland STEM Festival itself is Rain or Clear

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - FREE Public Star Party
Somers Middle School
300 Willow Lane
La Plata, MD 20646

Pre-observing briefing in the school gym - 7:30 PM
Outdoor Observing Follows - Everyone Welcome!
Weather Permitting Only

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

Hosted by STEM of Charles County.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - FREE Daytime Public Star Party
Waldorf West Library
10405 O'Donnell Pl
Waldorf, MD 20603

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Use Special Astronomical Equipment To Safely Observe Sunspots and Solar Prominences During Daytime Hours

Weather Permitting Only

Everyone Welcome!

NOTE: No pre-registration required.

Hosted by STEM of Charles County.

Speaking Engagements and Astronomy Activities - Public:

None Scheduled At This Time

Speaking Engagements and Astronomy Activities - Private:

Details Pending

Private Star Parties at Local Schools, Other Locations or NCEEC/NCO:

PLEASE NOTE: NCEEC is a facility of the Charles County School District, therefore it is a Smoke Free, Alcohol Free, Drug Free Zone.

PLEASE NOTE: SMAS is available to help Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts earn select Astronomy Badge Requirements. Contact the SMAS Program Coordinator for more information.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - Private Daytime Star Party - Morganza - Start Time - 10:00 AM

School/Scout Visitation Programs:

None Scheduled At This Time

Contact the SMAS Program Coordinator for more information.

Other Activities:

None Scheduled At This Time

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Last Updated: 8/19/18